Opening and Closing Dates:

  • Discretionary grants for Individuals and Groups are available from 1st January 2019 and close 31st December 2019 (Calendar Year) 

Grant Purpose

  • To provide financial support to shareholders and their descendants who have been selected by a recognised educational, cultural or sporting body to represent New Zealand (National), Region (Province) and/or attend a national training/or development programme.


  • All shareholders and their descendants who are 18+ MUST register to be eligible to receive grants, unclaimed dividends, correspondence and other benefits from the Trust. To register please CLICK HERE
  • Any schools or groups that receive community grants from the Trust ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT
  • An applicant may apply for MORE THAN ONE SPORTS, ARTS OR MAORI CULTURAL grant, however applicants can only apply once for each specific category per calendar year.


  • An email or letter will be sent advising the applicant the outcome of your grant application
  • Payment will be made within 28 days after the consideration of the application
  • Funds to all approved applications will be paid directly to your nominated bank account

Step 1

The Grant Process Opens


Step 2

Applications received 


Step 3

Applications assessed 

Step 4

Applicants Notified


Step 5

grant Paid into Account



The Applicant must have

  • Selection letter confirming acceptance, costs, tournament or event details
  • Your allocated BE Number
  • NZ bank account