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Page Trust 2022

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

Page Charitable Trust

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 Page Trust was established in 1970 by Palmerston North dairy farmers Frederick and Eileen Bridget Page. The Page Trust distributes its income to charities and schools operating in Hamilton and Palmerston North.

The Page Trust is a Registered Charity under the Charities Act 2005, Registration No. CC24217.

Applications are open 9am on 1 June 2022 until closing time of 5pm on 1 August 2022.

Who is eligible? Applications are open to organisations registered with Charities Services and schools that are based in or supporting people within the two funding regions (Hamilton funding area) or (Palmerston North funding area).Please note the Trust no longer alternates its funding between Hamilton and Palmerston North. The Trust now calls for applications from both regions annually.

The Page Trust objectives are quite broad being “to support the general charitable purposes within one or both of the designated funding regions”. Please see the maps:    If your organisation aligns with this 'general charitable purpose' and fits the funding eligibility criteria please feel free to place your application.

If you are applying for funding for both regions please submit a single application covering both regions.

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 grants for general charitable purposes. The minimum grant awarded will be $3,000 and the maximum grant will be $10,000.

What is funded?

  • Assistance with operating expenses, assistance with salaries, support for continuation of services
  • Projects and/or dedicated services
  • Programmes that support clients to interact and be part of the community and/or show a benefit to their wellbeing by inclusion
  • Others (newsletters, repairs, furniture and information resources)
  • Capital expenses (although preference for funding will be given to applications within the four above groups)

What is not funded? *optional

  • Commercial ventures
  • Funding to a capital fund e.g. ‘Foundation’, Endowments etc.
  • Research
  • Overseas travel
  • Earthquake/asbestos repairs  

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 regions  (Hamilton funding area) or (Palmerston North funding area)

Important dates:

  • Applications are open from 9am on 1 June 2022 to closing 5pm on 1 August 2022
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 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 Page Trust managed by Public Trust.
  • 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 (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 consideration of all 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