Education Fund

Grants up to $500 are available to people over 25 years of age who wish to further their training or education in order to improve their skills. Applicants will need to indicate the benefit of their study to the wider community in addition to their personal development. Preference will be given to those who live in smaller centres or rural areas. The course to be undertaken must be offered by a recognised education provider. Applications are ongoing and are due on the 1st of March and the 1st of July. 

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Eligibility criteria: 

– NZ citizens only. 

– Any person over 25 years of age. 

– Any short or long-term course offered by a recognised education provider is eligible. 

– Preference will be given to those who live in smaller centres or rural areas. 


Applications Close: 

– Ongoing: Applications due 1st March and 1st July. 

 

Value: 

– Up to $500, no set amount is given. 

 

Applications:

– The applicant will need to indicate the benefit of the study to the wider community as well as to their personal development.

– Are considered by the Rural Women New Zealand Bursary Committee (appointed by the National Council of Rural Women New Zealand) at the National Council meeting scheduled after receipt of the application.

– The application will be acknowledged when it is received you will be notified of the decision which will be final, and no correspondence will be entered.

– The application will be treated as confidential and subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act.

– The committee reserves the right to later check with you on the outcome of the study.

 

To make an application, please fill in this form(along with other supporting documents) and send to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz 

OR

Post to: 

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Community Fund

A fund to provide help to persons or groups. To assist families in time of natural disaster, to assist the elderly, the young, or any family or person for their particular need related to this described circumstance.

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Eligibility criteria:

– To assist families in time of natural disaster – fire, flood etc

– To assist the elderly, the young, or any family or person for their particular need.


Applications Close: Ongoing fund. 

 

Value: Grants of up to $1,000 may be awarded.

 

Applications: 

– All applications will be confidential to the National board. No names will be published, but a summary of the type of assistance granted may be printed in the Rural Women New Zealand magazine ‘Express’.

– Applicants should send detailed reasons for seeking financial assistance, including the name, address and phone number of a referee who may be contacted if necessary.

– Applications may be made on behalf of another person or group.

– Details are requested of any funding applied for and/or obtained from other sources for the same purpose.

– No application form is required but information to whom funds should be paid will be required.

– Applications will be considered at each Board meeting.

– In matters of urgency the National President and National Finance Chair, in consultation, may make an immediate grant.

– Applicants will be notified as soon as the application is considered.

– Applications by RWNZ members only, but may be made on behalf of another person or group.

– Applications are considered at each RWNZ Board meeting. In matters of urgency the President and Finance Chair in consultation may make an immediate grant.

To make an application, please fill in this form and send (along with other supporting documents) to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz 

OR

Post to: 

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Adverse Events Relief Fund

The RWNZ Adverse Events and Relief Fund is available to individuals, communities and groups, with a particular emphasis on rural women and children. The fund provides financial assistance to persons or groups, where there is an identified urgent need due to recent adverse events such as drought, fires, floods or earthquakes. If you know of someone in need, or are in need of financial support yourself due to experiencing hardship as a result of an adverse event caused by the experience of a natural disaster, please complete our application form.

 

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Eligibility Criteria:

– The funds are available to individuals and community groups who have experienced financial hardship due to the consequences of an adverse event.

-The funds will be awarded to assist a person, organisations, or groups in times of natural disaster.


Applications Close: Ongoing fund 

 

Value: Grants of up to $1,000.00 may be granted.

 

Applications: 

– Applications are submitted to the Rural Women New Zealand Adverse Events Relief Fund Committee and the Rural Women New Zealand National Board as required.

– Applications are confidential, however, a summary of the type of assistance granted may be printed in the Rural Women New Zealand publication, Express magazine, and, at times, used for other internal and external reporting. 

 

To make an application, please fill in this form and send (along with other supporting documents) to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz 

OR

Post to: 

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144

Scotlands Te Kiteroa Charitable Grant

Grants are primarily directed towards individuals, groups and organisations in country areas and rural towns. Grants are made for projects and activities in the following categories: children, care, elderly, community, conservation, counselling, education, up to a maximum grant of $1,500. This Trust was established in 1982 by WDFF (now known as Rural Women New Zealand) to carry out, promote and assist such acts and purposes which are in accordance with the law of New Zealand and for the time being deemed to be charitable. Applications close on the 31st of December. 

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Eligibility Criteria:

– The grant is considered by the following categories:

– The welfare of children and the elderly

– Community, Conservation, Education

– The following categories are amongst those that will NOT be considered: 
Housing, buildings, religion, employment, justice, hui, personal expenses and salaries, education outside New Zealand.

 

Applications Close: 31st December 

 

Value: $1,500 

 

Applications:

– Please include all the following details with your application

– An outline of the project and expected benefits

– The total expenditure required

– Amount in hand

– Contribution being made by applicant

– Most recent annual balance sheet

– Government subsidy, if any

– List of applications to other funding sources and amount

– Written reference from a responsible citizen

– Charities Commission number (if applicable)

– The information provided is confidential to the Trustees and will not be used for any other purpose.

– Successful applicants may not apply for a further grant in the following 2 years.

– The Trustees require a report on the progress of the project within 3 months of receipt of the grant.

– Applicants should note that the Grants Committee meet in March and will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

 

To make an application, please fill in this form and send to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz 

OR

Post to: 

Level 5, Technology One House, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011

PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,

Wellington 6144