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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. There are three stages to receiving a successful grant:

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

For more detailed information, go to the grants process page, where you can view detailed grant round timing and other helpful information.

Before applying for a Max e-Grant, you will need approval from the Principal of your school to make an application.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with what activities may be supported by a Max e-Grant. Further information on what you need to know before you apply can be found here.

An application for a Max e-Grant needs to be made online here. The Principal of your school will need to be made aware of and support your application.

A clear project description and detailed budget of what the project will cost will also be required. To help with your application, you can read more about the process and view an example application.

Once you have received confirmation your project will be funded, there are steps like completing a grant agreement that you need to action.

Please review our frequently asked questions, and if you can’t find the answer you need, then you can ask the team at Barnardos for advice.

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