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Stewart Family Charitable Trust


The Stewart Family farmed a property at Otapiri for many years.  Up until 1978 the property was owned solely by Eric Stewart and on his death it passed equally to his two sisters, Olive and Constance Stewart.  Both sisters lived and farmed on the property most of their working lives.  Upon the death of the two sisters the family farm was sold In 2008 and the Stewart Family Charitable Trust set up.


Funding Objectives

Under the terms of the trust deed, the sisters directed the Trustee to exercise their discretion to pay income from the fund to assist people with illnesses, congenital defects, or circumstances beyond their control such as accidents or misfortunes.

The Trust focuses specifically on providing assistance to individuals and groups who reside within the Southland area.


Funding Amount and Time Frames

  • Applications to be considered as a recipient for funding are assessed annually. The next granting cycle will be from Monday 4th March 2019 to Friday 22nd March 2019.
  • The amount to be distributed this year is approximately $150,000.
  • All applications must be completed online.
  • The length of the assessment process is dependent on the volume of applications and all applicants are notified of the decision. During the assessment period, trustees may request further clarification from the applicant regarding their application.


Regrettably, due to the number of applications received, we are unable to provide detailed feedback on unsuccessful applications. Please note the decision of the Trustee is final and not subject to any appeals process.



Select the appropriate following grant button to start your application.

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