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Norman Kirk Memorial Trust

Background
Mission / Whakatakanga
Purpose / Kaupapa
What we fund
Who can apply
Making an application

Background

The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust (NKMT) was established in 1976 to commemorate the life of the late Rt Hon Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 to 1974. The Trust's capital comes from donations made in Norman Kirk's memory by individuals and the governments of New Zealand, Australia and several South Pacific nations.

The current trustees of the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust are:

  • Dr Peter Swain (Chairperson)
  • Ian Johnstone QSO
  • David Stevens
  • Alan Langford
  • Tala Cleverley QSM
  • Philip Kirk
  • Margaret Richards
  • Hon Graham Kelly
  • Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor
  • Annabel Young

Mission / Whakatakanga

The NKMT awards scholarships and grants to people and organisations in New Zealand and in South Pacific countries and seeks to help

  • disadvantaged people who are committed to taking advantage of 'second chance' education or training 
  • people seeking a qualification or training which will enable them to make a greater contribution in the community

Purpose / Kaupapa

The NKMT seeks to promote the welfare and progress of the people of New Zealand and the South Pacific, especially those who have the capacity to benefit from further education, study or training, but who need financial assistance in realising their potential.

What we fund

The Trust provides scholarships and grant funding through partnership arrangements with some schools, universities and training centres in New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Who can apply

People in New Zealand and South Pacific countries.

Making an application