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 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 individual children or small groups of children so they won't feel isolated or left out of activities due to social or economic disadvantages beyond their control.
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.
There are only two rounds per year.
Should a school be successful in their application in one round, they will not be able to apply in the round immediately following.
All successful applications must complete an acquittal form.
We strongly encourage you to read through all the FAQs to help with the success of your application.
There are three stages to receiving a successful grant:
- The grant application
- The grant agreement form
- The grant acquittal form
All stages must be completed if successful.
Funding for the current round must be used on projects carried out between 29 January and 5 July 2024. It cannot be used retrospectively for projects underway or completed before 29 January 2024. If your project is scheduled for after 5 July 2024, then please wait and apply in the next round.
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)
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.
Login to your Grantmaking account and click the ‘requirements’ tab at the top of the page. Then use the drop-down menu (on the right of the page) to select New, and you will find the form there.
Acquittals report on what took place and how the grant was spent.
We understand teaching staff change, but the grant is accepted by the school Principal, and the school needs to make arrangements for someone who has been involved with the project to write the acquittal. If your school has an un-acquitted grant, future applications will not be considered.
As part of the approval process for your acquittal, it will be compared to your original application; therefore, you need to explain if there are any differences.
Please provide as detailed a report as possible and attach relevant images. Information from acquittals assists in increasing sponsorship for the programme, which increases the budget for all schools applying in future rounds.
Please provide as much information as you can about what was achieved with the grant, including outcomes or changes observed in the recipient's behaviour and academic performance.
Next grant release will begin April 2024.