Who is eligible | Funding dates | How grants can be used | Additional assistanceTerms and Conditions


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we kept the application period open for longer, it will now close on Friday 5 June.

Please make sure to submit your application online now for projects that will be carried out between 4 July and 18 December 2020.


Max e-Grants Appliction Process 2018-19 

Who is eligible to apply?

The Max e-Grants programme provides small grants of up to $5,000 to Ministry of Education licensed New Zealand schools and pre-schools to support children aged 4-18 years to achieve educational participation. The aim of the programme is to support students experiencing disadvantage or isolation.

Each school is asked to limit their applications to ONE (1) per Grant Round. If a school lodges two applications, it is unlikely that more than one application per school will be granted.

Should a school be successful in their application, they can apply again once an acquittal has been completed. No applications will be considered from a school with outstanding acquittals from a previous grant round.

To find out more detailed information about the Max e-Grants programme please read our FAQs which also includes tips of how to prepare a successful application.

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What is required to get a grant?

There are three stages to receiving a successful grant:

  1. The grant application
  2. The grant agreement form
  3. The grant aquittal form

All stages must be completed if successful.

When does the funding need to be spent?

Funding for the current round must be used on projects carried out between 4 July and 18 December 2020. It cannot be used retrospectively for projects underway or completed before 4 July 2020. If your project is scheduled for after 18 December 2020 then please wait and apply in the next round. 

What the grants can be used for?

Assistance may be given by way of financial support based on the following categories:

  • Equipment and resources (e.g. sports equipment, stationery)
  • Excursions or camps (e.g. annual year camps or one off excursions)
  • Extracurricular activities (e.g. club fees, swimming lessons etc.)
  • Teacher support or tutoring (e.g. in class aides, external tutoring)
  • Uniforms (e.g. sports or school)

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Additional assistance

For any other information about the Max e-Grants programme please check out our FAQs.

If you require specific help with your online application please click here for our Application Software Help Guide. There is also an example application available that may help you write your application.

Or alternatively complete this online contact form for any other questions.

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