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W R Kettle Trust - 2022 Grant Round

Submissions closed at 5:00PM 24 June 2022 (NZST).

WR Kettle Trust

2022 Grant Round


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.

The Trust was established in 1964, through the Will of Viola Maude Kettle, as a memorial to her father, William Robert Kettle. The Trust purpose is to use so much of the income as it sees fit for the relief of poverty and hardship, by assisting and ministering to persons in needy circumstances in the following regions of the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand:

  • Greymouth and Cobden.
  • The area from Otira to Kumara Junction (inclusive).
  • The area from Greymouth to Barrytown (inclusive).
  • The area from Greymouth to Ngahere (inclusive).

Applications are open from the 29th April to 5pm 31 May 2022.

Who is eligible: Applicants must be a charitable organisation or other body (including schools) active within the funding area, who assist in the relief of poverty and financial hardship of persons in needy circumstances.

Individuals, sports organisations and service clubs are not eligible to apply to the Trust.

How much funding is available: Grants awarded will have a range of between $500 and $5,000.

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)

What is not funded?

  • 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 or the Trustee makes recommendations, and the Advisory Trustees advise which applications to approve. 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
  • 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 7am on 29 April 2021 to 5pm on 31 May 2021.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome by the end of 31 July 2021.

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 Trusts website.

·         If you are unsure if you or 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 (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.

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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.

·         Please note that the Trustees have the discretion to invite applicants to a short online meeting to answer questions or clarify aspects of their applications.

·         We will contact you after the Advisory Trustees have considered the Applications, with the outcome of 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).

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