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 the recent adverse events such as drought, fires and earthquakes.
Grants may be awarded as follows:
- To assist families in time of natural disaster.
- To assist the elderly, the young or any family or person for their particular need.
- To assist community groups and organisations in need.
Other sources of grants include:
RWNZ 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.
Eligibility criteria: Applications by RWNZ members
only, but may be made on behalf of another person or group. Applications Considered: At each RWNZ Council meeting. In matters of urgency the President and Finance Chair in consultation may make an immediate grant. Value: Up to $1,000 per grant.
Click here for full criteria and application
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. Applications close: 18 December. Value: $1,500. Click here for application form.
Donate to RWNZ's Adverse Events Relief Fund
The funds are used for emergency purposes and will also be available to support people in coming months. To donate directly to the fund please deposit money into:
RWNZ Bank Account: 06 0501-0778590-00 ref. earthquake.