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Grants and Funding

Grants and Funding

A variety of grants, funds and scholarships are available within the Methodist Church. 

Please read the full details for each grant, fund and scholarship for their individual terms and conditions. This section is updated frequently as the application dates open over the year. 

 Name Who / what it's for Closes
Annual Friendship Scholarship For Pacific Island girls resident in NZ, to continue their secondary education. 20 November
Let the Children Live To support or enable the Church's 10 year vision "Let the Children Live"  1 Feb, 3 May, 2 Aug, 1 Nov
Media & Communication Endowment Fund To provide funds to enable more effective communication within and beyond the Methodist Church. 30 June
Ministries Development Grant To enable new ministries and mission projects to develop in the life of the Church. Anytime
PAC Distribution Group For innovative and creative use, for the furtherance of the Mission of the Church at local, district or national level. 30 June
Professional Development Grants Committee For the acquisition of skills and experience that will enhance ministry. 15 Feb, 15 May, 15 Aug, 15 Nov
Property Development Grant This fund is now administered by the Methodist Church Property Committee (MCPC). Full information can be found in Bricks and Mortar, section 14 page 84.   
Robert Gibson Methodist Trust Awards bursaries to boys, girls, young men and women who are attending University, Polytechnic, or other approved educational institutions. 20 November
Smethurst Trust Fund

Methodist women in NZ and indigenous church workers in the South Pacific to further their study (not necessarily theological).

20 Mar, 20 Jun, 20 Oct
Stipends Assistance For parishes, when a minister is unavailable for normal ministry tasks. Anytime
 Trounson Trust Financial assistance for those in special need whether through bereavement or illness. For lay and clergy. Anytime
Wellington Methodist Charitable & Educational Endowments Trust Grants to support child and youth development projects in the Wellington Region. 31 December