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The A J Scott Trust 2019 Grant Round

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 30 August 2019 (NZST).

The A J Scott Trust 2019

The Trust has $20,000 available for funding in 2019. The minimum Grant awarded will be $3,000 and the maximum grant will be $10,000.

The Trust was established to provide for the benefit of charitable organisations within New Zealand. The Settlor’s intention was to support a range of charitable causes predominantly in the North Shore City region of Auckland (broadly the regions of Glenfield, Takapuna and Albany). To be eligible, organisations must benefit people within the North Shore City area by

  • Improving the quality of life for our older people in our community.
  • Providing assistance and care for aged and infirm people in our community.


  • Only charitable organisations may apply for grants.
  • Organisations may apply for full or partial funding. Of those who apply for partial funding, preference will be given to those applicants who can show a plan to secure remaining funding.
  • Preference will be given to applications for a “specific project” as opposed to “general” running costs of the organisations.
  • Applications must relate directly to one or more of the two objects described above.
  • The Trust will not accept late applications

Selection Process

Application must be received by Public Trust on or before 30 of August 2019. Public Trust will acknowledge receipt of the full application.

The Trustee will inform applicants of the outcome of their full application by 30 September 2019. 

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Step 1: Determine eligibility

  • Step 1: Determine eligibility
  • Please ensure you have read the Trust’s Funding Eligibility Criteria on the Public Trust website.
  • If you are unsure if your organisation is eligible to apply or of the suitability of your funding request contact us on 0800 371 471 or

Step 2: Register or login to apply online

  • First time users will need to register.

Hint: you will need an email address to register. If your organisation has a ‘generic’ email (e.g. using this may allow other staff members to use the same login in future (as long as they know the password).

Your login can be used for any Trust managed by Public Trust granting via SmartyGrants and can be used in future grant rounds.

Note: Please store your login details in a safe place for future reference.

  • Once registered, you can login to the system and start your application.

Step 3: Complete your Application

  • The application is best viewed/completed on a non-mobile device.
  • Complete all of the required questions – mandatory questions are marked with an *
  • Attach all required supporting documents.

Note: Our preferred format for attachments is PDF, Excel, Word or JPG.  Supporting materials cannot exceed 25MB in size, as files exceeding this will not upload.

Hint: Save your work regularly so it is not lost if you time out or lose your connection.You can save your application at any stage and return to it later. Make sure the spell checker is switched on in your browser to prevent spelling errors.

Step 4: Review and submit your Application

  • When you are satisfied with your application press the review button to ensure that all required sections of the application have been completed (you must do this before the submit button is enabled).
  • Submit your application.

  Note: Once you have submitted your application no further editing or uploading of supporting documents is possible.

Step 5: What happens next?

  • You will receive an automated email confirming your submission with a copy of your application attached and information about how/when your Application will be assessed. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation email then your Application has not been successfully submitted (don’t forget to check your spam email folder when looking for the email).

  • We will contact you if we require any further information to consider your Application.
  • We will contact you by the 30th of September 2019 to advise if your either successful/unsuccessful.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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