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NZCGT Grant Applications 2018

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 14 December 2018 (NZDT).

New Zealand Communities Growth Trust

(NZCGT) Grant Round 2018

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.

Public Trust is the Trustee of the New Zealand Communities Growth Trust (NZCGT). The Trust was established by a Court Order dated 3 April 2000.

Who is eligible: Applications are open to organisations (registered with Charities Services) that provide services to New Zealanders or to projects or organisations within New Zealand that meet the objectives of the Trust:

How much funding is available: Funding available for the 2018 Grant Round is $120,000 for and will be distributed equally at $40,000 for Counselling and Therapeutic, $40,000 for Education and $40,000 for Public Benefit.

Therapeutic and Counselling: Organisations providing professional support services consistent with the purposes of the Trust by:

  • Supporting the establishment of refuges for members of the wider community in need of spiritual, psychological or emotional assistance.
  • Supporting professional counselling services and conducting seminars and workshops for people with psychological, emotional or social conflicts.
  • Supporting a professional counselling and support services for adults and children who have been the victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse including institutional and cult abuse.
  • Making available qualified professional support as an adjunct to the above therapeutic and counselling objects.   Such counselling and services to comply with protocols and monitoring approved by appropriate professional bodies.

Education: Organisations providing services that meet the purposes of the Trust. This is a fairly broad objective.  Effectively, supporting the provision of educational opportunities for the development of work and life skills consistent with the purposes of the Trust. Any of the following would qualify:

  • Counselling skills relating to psychological, emotional or social conflicts as well as sexual, physical and emotional abuse, including any skills which would provide assistance in the provision of those types of counselling.
  • Skills which would give the recipient the ability to achieve a standard of living which enhances and sustains a quality of life that is not exploitive of the environment or people and that is permanent, healthy and sustainable for future generations.
  • Skills which will give the recipient the ability to understand and follow the concept of communal living where material and human resources are shared and made available to others.
  • Skills necessary to support the establishment of a community or communities in New Zealand and to provide on going support for any such community or communities which conduct themselves on precepts of co-operation and respect of their members and to prohibit the exploitation, abuse and/or damage to the self esteem of their members and act entirely within the laws of New Zealand.
  • Skills which would relieve the poverty of the recipient or enable the recipient to assist in the relief of poverty of persons who have been disadvantaged by cults and/or spiritual communities and in particular past residents of the Centrepoint community and their children.

Public Benefit: Organisations promoting a standard of living that is not exploitive of the environment and that is permanent, healthy and sustainable for future generations:  

  • A standard of living which enhances and sustains a quality of life that is not exploitive of the environment or people and that is permanent, healthy and sustainable for future generations.
  • The concept of communal living where material and human resources are shared and made available to others.
  • The establishment of a community or communities in New Zealand and to provide on-going support for any such community or communities.  Any such community or communities must conduct themselves on precepts of co-operation and respect of their members and to prohibit the exploitation, abuse and/or damage to the self-esteem of their members and act entirely within the laws of New Zealand.

It also includes initiatives with an environmental, health and sustainability focus. 

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 November 2018 to 5pm  on the 14thof December 2018.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the 28th of February 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Notes

  • Applicants will generally have national operations and be applying for nationwide funding rather than region based.
  • Preference will be given to applications for specific projects or programmes.
  • Multi-year grants and or partial grants may be considered.
  • Public Trust will contact you if we require any further information to consider your application.

Contact us: Any questions should be directed to Public Trust to nzcgt@publictrust.co.nz or  ph 0800 371 471.

The decision of the Trustee is final and no further discussion will be entertained.

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

Step 1: Determine eligibility

  • Please ensure you have read the Trust’s criteria
  • If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply please contact us 

Step 2: Register or login to apply online

  • First time users will need to register.

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 service@smartygrants.com.au