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JBS Dudding Trust 2022 - Rural Halls

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 8 July 2022 (NZST).

JBS Dudding Charitable Trust

2022 Grant Round

Rural Hall Maintenance 

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below to assist you in completing your application online. Applicants should carefully consider the criteria, which may be varied from time to time.

The JBS Dudding Trust was established in 1963 by local farmer and investor John Beresford Swan Dudding and has been managed by Public Trust since its inception. The JBS Dudding Trust was established to benefit charitable organisations within New Zealand. The John Beresford Swan Dudding Trust is a Registered Charity under the Charities Act 2005, Registration No. CC27320.

John Dudding died in 1969 aged 74, six years after establishing the JBS Dudding Trust. Having farmed for most of his life, Mr Dudding was aware of the financial challenges caused by fluctuating farm prices. As a result, Mr Dudding knew the hardships that can be experienced by people living in rural areas, as well as the impacts felt in the wider community. Mr Dudding believed that in establishing a charitable trust, with the award of grants to deserving organisations, this would help cushion the Rangitikei people from the vagaries of the economy in rural New Zealand.

Applications are open until 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022.

Who is eligible? Applications are open to Committee involved in the day to day management of a ‘Rural Hall’ within the Rangitikei Region. The funding is available for the purposes of providing general maintenance inside or outside the Hall. Please check the JBS Dudding Funding Region & Eligibility Criteria

How much funding is available? The JBS Dudding Trust will be providing Rural Hall Grants between $2,000 and $20,000. Please ensure your funding request is within this range and is GST excl. Applications outside of this range will not be considered.

How are decisions made? The Public Trust, as Trustee makes recommendations and the Advisory Board advise which applications to approve at the Annual Board Meeting. The Trustee’s decision is final. No further communications will be entered into. This includes providing applicants with the reason why they have been unsuccessful, justifying why an application was successful or reconsidering an application. A grant may be approved subject to certain conditions, in such circumstances the funds will normally be held by the Public Trust, as Trustee until the conditions have been met.

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.

In what circumstances will an application not be considered?

  • Incomplete or late applications
  • Requests for retrospective funding
  • Accountability requirements from 2021 - any applicant who received funding in 2021 that has not uploaded a receipt for the grant to the SmartyGrants database will not be considered. (Or who had not made alternate arrangements with the Public Trust, as Trustee.)
  • Applications from individuals, sports organisations and service clubs.
  • Applications requesting funding for overseas projects.
  • Applications not based in or supporting people within the Rangitikei Region
  • Applications not based on rural halls maintenance requests.
  • Applications requesting funds outside of the funding range. Please note the funding range is: $2,000 to $20,000 (EXCL GST)

Important dates:

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

  • Applications are open from 9am Monday 2 May 2022 closing 5pm Friday 8 July 2022.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 31 October 2022. (Please note this date is subject to change. You will be notified of any changes to the email address which your submitted on your application)

Late applications will not be accepted.

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

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

How to apply

Step 1: Determine eligibility

  • Please ensure you have read the JBS Dudding Trust Funding Eligibility Criteria on the Public Trust website.
  • Please ensure you have checked you are operating within the JBS Dudding Trust Funding Region.
  • If you are unsure if your organisation is eligible to apply, or of the suitability of your funding request, contact Public Trust Charities on or by phone on 0800 371 471

Note: Only one Application per organisation will be considered for the grant round year.

Step 2: Register or login to apply online to SmartyGrants

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 to your application.

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.

Hints: 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 and 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 (remember 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 Trustee and Advisory Board have met to consider the applications as 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