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Roy Owen Dixey 2020

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 28 February 2020 (NZDT).

Roy Owen Dixey Charitable Trust

2020 Grant Round

Applications are open from 31 January 2020 to 28 February 2020 (5pm).

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.

Who is eligible? Applications are open to organisations (registered with Charities Services or an incorporated society) that are based in or supporting people within the greater Christchurch area.

The area - For clarity it was recorded as including the local authority areas presently known as Christchurch City, the Waimakariri District and the Hurunui District but not the Selwyn District or Banks Peninsula. Note that Banks Peninsular District was amalgamated into Christchurch Council in March 2006; however it is currently described as the “Banks Peninsular Ward” and should be excluded as a qualifying area for grants.

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 you can apply for is $3,000 and the maximum you can apply for is $10,000.

How are decisions made? All grant applications are considered by the Trustee. 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 Trustee 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 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 31 January 2020 and closing on the 28 February 2020 at 5pm
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by 30 April 2020

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 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 em