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R2 2017

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 18 July 2017 (NZST).

Creating a socially just and inclusive Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kia hua mai he whenua ka toko i te tika me te pono hei korowai mo Aotearoa.

Welcome to the J R McKenzie Trust's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

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


Before you start this application, please make sure you have visited our website - This outlines what we are looking to fund, our process, and what we are unlikely to fund.  It is important you read it before starting this application.

If you have any questions about what we want to fund, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 04 472 8876 or email and quote your application number.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's). You may also find this Tips video useful.


Registering creates an 'account' for your organisation in Smartygrants, and you can use this again if you wish to make applications in future rounds. You will need to enter an email address to register. You may use any email address you wish to register. However, if your organisation has a 'generic' email (e.g. or, using this may be a good idea, so that other staff members can use the same log on in future if necessary (as long as they know the password!)


On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you usually use macrons (ā ē ī ō ū) in words, you should be able to type them in the same way you do in other programmes on your computer.


Remember to save often to ensure that you don't lose any of the information you've entered. You can press 'save' at any point.

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the My Submissions link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the Download button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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