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Principals' Discretionary Fund 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 8:00PM 27 March 2019 (NZDT).

Principals' Discretionary Fund

We allocate funding to all 96 schools in our area through the Principals' Discretionary Fund and the purpose of the fund  is to ensure every student has the opportunity to achieve their potential.

The fund is made up of three components with the following goals:

  • Part A: To enable students experiencing financial hardship to participate in school activities.
  • Part B: To support schools to raise student achievement, address inequalities and/or reduce barriers to participation across specific education, sport, art and culture priorities of the Trust.
  • Part C: Isolation: Enabling schools and students in isolated areas to have equity of opportunity to take part in educational, sporting and cultural opportunities.

A total of approximately $600,000 per annum is available for allocation to schools.

Before you begin please read this information  

1. Navigating (Moving Through) The Form

On the right hand side of every screen you'll see a navigation box which links directly to each page of the application – click the link to move directly to the page you want.

To move forward or backward through the application click 'next page' or 'previous page'.

Remember to save often so that you don’t lose any information you’ve entered – just click on ‘save progress’ at the top or bottom of each page.

2. Saving Your Draft Application

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you’ll find a list of any started or submitted applications. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.

3. Submitting Your Application

There is a ‘Review and Submit’ button at the bottom of the navigation box. You need to review your application before you can submit it i.e. you will not be able to submit your application until all required questions (marked with an *) are completed. Once reviewed you can submit your application by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation box.

Once submitted, no further editing of your application or uploading of support material is possible.

When you submit your application, you'll receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. If you don't receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.

 4. Further Help

If you need any help or have any questions please contact us on 0800 500 185 during office hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pmor email