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TG Macarthy 2018 Grand Round

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 29 June 2018 (NZST).

TG Macarthy 2018 Grant Round


The Thomas George Macarthy Trust

Applications are open until the 29th of June (5pm).

Thomas George Macarthy of Wellington, was a Brewer who died in Wellington on 19 August 1912. You can learn more about him here.

The Thomas George Macarthy Trust was created by Mr Macarthy's will, was varied by two Acts of Parliament, and provides for so much of the income as the Board of Governors sees fit to be distributed among registered charitable or educational organisations operating in the old Wellington provincial district.

The following criteria applies

  • Registered charitable or educational organisations operating in the old Wellington provincial district, as shown on the map below.
  • Registered charitable or educational organisations that are eligible to apply to both the Thomas George Macarthy Trust (old Wellington provincial district only) and the Thomas Richard Moore Trust must elect to apply for assistance from only one.

Thomas George Macarthy Trust makes grants to organisations within the Funding region who:

  • Help children and young people develop and realise their potential
  • Look after and provide dignity for older people
  • Improve the quality of life for the disadvantaged and marginalised
  • Provide essential medical and emergency services

This may be through grantmaking that complements other funding sources or targets when alternative sources of funding are not available.

The Trust will not consider applications from individuals (directly or indirectly) or service clubs.

Applications from controlling bodies are preferred EG:The Toy Library Federation of New Zealand applies on behalf of Toy Libraries registered with the Federation in the Trusts Region. Applicants are expected to have made endeavours to raise funds independently, with any Government funding taken into consideration. Applications for religious purposes will be considered only when the organisation is providing a full and general secular education or a social service.

All registered Schools, Kindergartens, Playcentres, Kōhanga Reo, Plunkets and Pacific Island language groups in the funding region receive grants on an annual or biennial basis and do not need to submit an application.

It is important that all details on the application are concise and easy to read. Applications that are not completed in full will not be accepted.

Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the application and other general enquiries. The Board of Governors 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.

Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the applications and other general enquiries.

All grant applications are considered by the Board of Governors whose decisions are binding and are advised to all applicants by the 30th of November 2018.

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

Step 1: Determine eligibility

  • 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 us on 0800 371 471 or

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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 Expression of Interest/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 email).

  • We will contact you if we require any further information to consider your Application.
  • We will contact you after the Board Meeting has been held to consider 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)

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