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Louisa and Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation 2022 Grant Round

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 1 August 2022 (NZST).

Louisa & Patrick Emmett Murphy

Foundation - 2022 Grant Round

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 Foundation 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 Auckland area (as defined by the Auckland Super City boundaries – broadly from Wellsford to Pukekohe).

Applications are open until 5pm on 1 August 2022.

Who is eligible? Applications are open to organisations registered with Charities Services that are based in or supporting people in the Auckland area by:

  • Providing assistance and care for terminally ill people in our community.
  • Improving the quality of life for our older people in our community.
  • Providing assistance and care for people suffering from illness in our community.

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 three objects described above.

How much funding is available? The minimum grant awarded will be $5,000 and the maximum grant will be $25,000.

How are decisions made? All grant applications are considered by the Trustee. 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 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
  • Retrospective funding
  • Accountability requirements from 2021 - any applicant who received funding in 2021 that has not uploaded a receipt for the grant to the 'Smarty Grants' database will not be considered in the 2022 grant round. (Or who has not made alternative arrangements with the Trustee in this respect.)
  • Applications from individuals, sports organisations and service clubs
  • Applications requesting funding for overseas projects
  • Applications not based in or supporting people within the Trust funding region

Important dates: 

  • Applications are open from 9am on 1 June 2022 and closing on 1 August 2022 at 5pm.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the 30 September 2022.

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.

How to apply

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 Public Trust Charities 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.

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