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Applying for Funds

Our strategy for 2015-19 is to  work towards a more socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our main focus areas are Māori Development and Disadvantaged Children and their Families.  Applications with a focus on other especially marginalised groups may also be considered.

We are interested in contributing to positive, long term change.

We contribute to general operating costs and/or costs of running a project.

Because our funds are relatively small, and some of our grants are significant, the ‘success rate’ for applicants is low – between 3 and 7%. The total available most years is $2 – $3 million. The largest grant last year was nearly $350,000 over 3 years, and the smallest about $1,500.

Please check the information on this site before you decide to apply:

Only then apply online.

If you’re still not clear whether you fit our criteria or focus, just contact us.

The next grant round opens 18 December 2017

Please note, each organisation may only apply once per calendar year.

The Deaf Development Fund  is a separate fund of the Trust, click on the link to find out more about it.  The Youth Education Fund is NOT part of the J R McKenzie Trust.