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Peace and Disarmament Education Trust

Background
Whakatakanga / Mission
Kaupapa / Purpose
Funding for outcomes
Trust outcomes
Trust priorities
Governance
What we may fund
What we do not fund
Who can request a grant
How much to apply for
Requesting a grant

Background

The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) is a charitable trust established by the New Zealand Government on 3 May 1988 to promote peace and disarmament.

PADET’s initial capital base of $1.5 million was established from money received by the New Zealand Government from France as compensation for the damage suffered as a result of the attack on the Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' ship in Auckland Harbour on 10 July 1985.

Every year approximately $150,000 of interest accrued by PADET is distributed to projects and scholarships that advance the Trust’s objectives. The Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC) reviews PADET applications and makes funding recommendations to the PADET Trustee, who is the Secretary for Internal Affairs. PADET grants are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.

PACDAC is also responsible for making recommendations on the grants from the Crown funded Disarmament Education United Nations Implementation Fund (DEUNIF) set up in 2004. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acts as the secretariat for PACDAC.

Advisory Trustees - Public Advisory Committee for Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC)

  • Wayne Mapp
  • Treasa Dunworth
  • Natasha Barnes
  • Sarah Paterson
  • Kevin Riordan
  • Ross Miller
  • Paul Sinclair
  • Angela Woodward

Whakatakanga / Mission

The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) is a charitable trust established by the New Zealand government on 3 May 1988 to promote peace and disarmament.

Kaupapa / Purpose

The purpose of PADET is to advance education and promote international peace, arms control and disarmament. PADET funds not-for-profit projects and scholarship topics that support these objectives.

Funding for outcomes

An outcomes approach has been introduced to maximise the benefits of grants by focusing grant decision-making on the outcomes or benefits achieved. For more information see the guidance notes for funding for outcomes.

Trust outcomes

Grant decisions will be based on the likelihood that the completed project will deliver the benefits and outcomes described in the grant request. Funded projects are expected to contribute to achieving the Trust’s outcomes. These include that:

  • international peace, arms control and disarmament are promoted through education
  • greater public understanding of disarmament, arms control and the resolution of internation conflict is promoted.

Trust priorities

Priority is given to requests for:

  • not-for-profit projects which advance education and promote international peace, arms control and disarmament, and/or the resolution of conflict
  • scholarships to research and write a Master’s research thesis or a PhD doctoral thesis relevant to the Trust and it's objective to advance education and thereby promote international peace, arms control and disarmament.

Governance

Organisations requesting grants must demonstrate the appropriate governance, management structures and processes are in place to support the size and complexity of the project for which funding is sought.

What we fund

There are two online request forms for PADET grants:

  • for project grant requests from organisations or individuals 
  • for postgraduate scholarship grant requests from individuals

Charitable purpose

All projects must be for charitable purposes.  This means that a project must be not-for-profit and provide a public benefit.  Initiatives that are specifically intended to generate a profit will not be funded, except in the case of reinvestment into the project and/or where there is unintended or indirect profit.

Projects

PADET funds not-for-profit projects which advance education and promote international peace, arms control and disarmament, and/or the resolution of conflict. Preference is given to topics relevant to current New Zealand disarmament and arms control policy.  Full details about funding criteria can be found in the application form.

Scholarships

Applicants must undertake to conduct research for, and write, a Master’s research thesis or a PhD doctoral thesis. The topic must meet the objective of PADET, which is to advance education and thereby to promote international peace, arms control and disarmament. It must also be relevant to current New Zealand disarmament and arms control policy.

The next funding round for the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust will use our new online system for grant requests. Grants Online will not be available for new funding rounds but it will continue to be used for funding rounds currently in progress and for reporting on grants already allocated.

What we do not fund

PADET will not fund

  • projects to purchase land, buildings, furniture or fittings
  • general running costs or day-to-day administration expenses such as salaries, stationery, maintenance and office equipments (including computers)
  • retrospective projects or projects that have been completed - project costs incurred before the closing date of the funding round are considered to be retrospective
  • projects that are contrary to any policy of the New Zealand government.

Who can request a grant

Applicants must be

  • individuals who are New Zealand citizens based in New Zealand, or permanent residents based in New Zealand, or
  • an independent, non-profit organisation or group that is based in New Zealand, or
  • students who are New Zealand citizens based in New Zealand, or permanent residents based in New Zealand, who are enrolled or intend to enrol in a MA or PhD degree course of study at a New Zealand tertiary institution during the period for which the scholarship is sought.

How much to apply for

Projects

There is no limit to the amount that your organisation can apply for.  However, because of pressure on funds, PADET is rarely able to provide funding to the level requested and is more likely to consider only a contribution towards a project.  Generally grants of up to $5000 are awarded.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded in two categories, depending on the individual's circumstances

  • up to NZ$14,000 for a full year’s work is available for a Master’s research thesis scholarship
  • up to NZ$21,000, plus up to NZ$5000 for tuition fees, per year for up to three years is available for a PhD doctoral thesis scholarship.

Period of funding

  • Funding must be spent within 18 months of being allocated.

Requesting a grant