The Thomas George Macarthy Trust calls for applications annually from 1 May - 30 June. Each year the Trustee will advertise in appropriate media inviting organisations from across the Trust’s region (old Wellington provincial district, defined as the area of the North Island which is south of Turangi and excluding Taranaki and Hawke's Bay) to make applications for a grant. View a map of the Trust's region here.
Applications are to be completed online via ‘Smarty Grants’. Applications are received by the Trustee and considered by the Board of Governors at their October /November annual meeting.
The Trust will consider funding charitable organisations, providing services that fall within the “four areas of focus” identified in the Trust’s Mission, to:
Meet operational funding needs including administrative costs and part funding salaries for limited periods;
Deliver social programmes and services to the community;
Support organisational development to improve their capabilities and capacity to serve their communities;
Purchase capital equipment or improvements needed to provide the activity, programme or service.
The Trust’s Mission Statement
To help build strong, inclusive and supportive communities by funding community based, not for profit organisations within the Trust’s region, that:
Improve the quality of life for disadvantaged and marginalised
Help children and young people develop and realise their potential
Look after and provide dignity for older people
Provide essential medical and emergency services
Eligibility of Organisations
Applicants are expected to have a formal governance structure and must supply:
Charities registration number;
Proof of bank account;
Applicants must supply a set of financial statements completed in line with the reporting standards set by Charities Services;
Supporting information for their application.
Individuals and service clubs are not eligible for assistance.