Grants / Bequests & Donations
Grants open to Public
Grants for Quakers
- The John Holdsworth Endowment Fund
- The Tessa Malcolm Scholarship
- The Testimonies Fund
- The Margaret Caverhill Scholarship
- Link to page Funding support for Friends
Local Peace Grants
QPSANZ's "Local Peace Grants" try to boost the morale and the finances of small groups in NZ seeking to strengthen peace, cooperation and understanding, often on the grassroots level. The aim of the grant is inspired by the local/global thinking of Maggie Glover, the English-born peace artist who settled here.
Local Peace Grants application forms can be found below, the maximum per grant is $1000. Applications close on 30th April and 15th September. The grant is open to all.
The Loxley Award has been established to assist New Zealanders, Quakers or non-Quakers, to undertake a study programme or project of their choosing, in New Zealand or abroad, which promotes understanding of peace, justice and environmental issues.
The grant is available from Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa New Zealand (QPSANZ)
Applications close 15 November each year.
For more information or to apply, contact: email@example.com
- For further info on the Loxley Award, click here
- For the Recipient application form, click here
- For the referrer report form, click here
- To see past Award winners click here
The 2016 Loxely Award winner Ema Tagicakibau. Click here for her Keynote address in Manilla 2016
The John Holdsworth Endowment Fund
This fund provides grants towards the education of members and attenders of the Religious Society of Friends.
Margaret Caverhill Scholarship
Margaret Caverhill Scholarship: Quaker Education Fund (QEF) is offering funding for the year 2020 for educational activities that would not otherwise be possible with small grants. The scholarship may go to one or more recipients. Deadline date for applications is 30 September 2019. Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tessa Malcolm Scholarship
This scholarship is an opportunity for students under age 35 to obtain a scholarship worth up to $20,000. It may be split among applicants.
Contact: Quaker Education Fund at email@example.com
Tessa Malcolm generously bequeathed these funds with the provision “to provide a supporting scholarship to assist a Young Friend who holds fast to Quaker values through university or other tertiary education.”
QEF will accept applications for full or part time study; to start or complete a qualification and within a single or across multiple years.
Applicants must have been involved in Quaker worship groups or meeting and/or active participants in Quaker activities such as Young Friends Camps, Summer Gatherings or Yearly Meeting Committees. Applicants must have a letter of support from their pastoral care committee or others within Quakers who know of their study plans and the relevance for the individual.
QEF has a Handbook available with all the information that you will need if you wish to apply. It will be sent to you on your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for application is usually in October for the following year.
The Testimonies Fund
The fund enables Friends and other organisations to put our Quaker Testimonies (peace, simplicity, equality, integrity and religious witness) into action.
We are particularly interested in projects which focus on problem solving, preferably addressing root causes rather than quick fixes.
Grants have varied from $300 to $23,000 with most grants being under $5,000.
Click here for more information on the fund, grant criteria and application forms.
Donation & Bequests Welcome
Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa New Zealand
QPSANZ welcomes donations to further their work.
QPSANZ account is Kiwibank 38 9004 0795614 01
Contributions over $5 are tax deductable, within IRD limits.
Friends are encouraged to make donations and bequeath legacies to the fund.