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H S Royle 2019 Grant Round

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 15 April 2019 (NZST).

The Estate of Helen Stewart Royle Charitable Trust

The Trusts mission statement: “To distribute widely to organisations that can directly apply funds to specific projects that provide humanitarian aid (assistance and relief) to women or older people”.

The Trustee will focus providing funding between for one-off projects only that address specific issues and needs relative to the Trust’s Mission Statement.

In order to be eligible to apply for funding in 2019 from the Trust your organisation needs to be:

  • A Registered Charitable Trust
  • Providing assistance and Aid to Women and or Older people
  • Applications are to be submitted from the controlling body (National Office) where one exists.

Applications are only accepted from charitable organisations or other bodies (including schools, individuals, sports organisations and service clubs are not eligible to apply to the Trust and the Trust does not fund overseas projects.

Please note each Grant will be awarded between $5,000 and $60,000.

Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the application and other general enquiries. The Trustees may approve a grant subject to certain conditions in such circumstances, the Grant would normally be held by the Trustee until the conditions have been met.

For the purposes of the Helen Stewart Royle Charitable Trust the Trustee has defined the following:

Woman – A female adult aged over 20 - The age of adulthood is defined in the Age of Majority Act 1970 as attaining the age of 20.

Older People – Over the age of 65 - While there is no legislative support for what are “Old people”, they are commonly defined as those over the age of 65.

Assistance and Aid - An element of humanitarian aid (e.g. relief of poverty) rather than the other classes of charitable aid generally considered to be the advancement of education, religion, or other general community benefits.

 It is important that all details on the application form are concise and easy to read. Application forms that are not completed in full will not be accepted.

All grant applications are considered by the Trustee whose decision is binding and will be advised to all applicants by the 31st of May 2019.

Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the application and other general enquiries. The Trustees may approve a grant subject to certain conditions in such circumstances, the funds will normally be held by the Trustee until the conditions have been met.

IMPORTANT: Please read the 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 funding@publictrust.co.nz

 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. info@organisation.org) 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 (Full Applications only).

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.

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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 before the 31st of May to advise the outcome of your application being 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)

If you have any technical difficulties using the online SmartyGrants portal email service@smartygrants.com.au