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JBS Dudding Trust 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 1 July 2019 (NZST).

The JBS Dudding Trust

2019 Grant Round

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

Applicants should carefully consider the criteria which may be varied from time to time.

Applications are open until 5pm on the 1st of July 2019.

Who is eligible? Applications are open to organisations (registered with Charities Services or an incorporated society) and Schools that are based in or supporting people within the Rangitikei District.

Please note if you applying for Funding towards Hall Maintenance you need to apply here.

Individuals, sports organisations and service clubs are not eligible to apply to the Trust and the Trust does not fund overseas projects. 

How much funding is available? The Trust will be providing three types of Grants in 2019 ranging from $5,000 to $300,000. The funding will be grouped into three categories and your organisation can apply for one of the following:

A General Grant –for funding towards equipment purchase / replacement and operating expenses non-operating expense. General Grants will be approved between $5,000 and $20,000.

An Impact Grant – for funding towards salaries, projects or programmes supporting the community. Impact Grants will be approved between $5,000 and $50,000.

A Community Development Grant  – for funding towards a capital project that will facilitate and enable the delivery of new, or the expansion/preservation of existing, community and environmental assets. Community Development Grants will be approved between $50,000 and $300,000.

How are decisions made? All grant applications are considered by the Advisory Board in October 2019. It is important that all details on the application form are concise and easy to read. Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the application and other general enquiries.

The Advisory Board 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. The decision is final and no further discussion will be entertained.

Application forms that are not completed in full will not be accepted.

More information about the Trust and John Beresford Dudding can be found here

Important dates

The applications are to be completed and submitted via Public Trust online Granting System ‘Smarty Grants’.

  • Applications are open from 9am on the 1st of May 2019 closing on the 1st of July 2019 at 5pm
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the 31st of October 2019

Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact us: Any questions should be directed to Public Trust by email to or phone us on 0800 371 471.

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 (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.

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 after the Board Meeting has been held to consider the Applications 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