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FUNDING SEARCH TOOLS

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Zero or very few results

We have organised your results into the top 50 based on your chosen criteria and organised by fund closing dates. It is recommended to start with a broad search with only a few search parameters that can be narrowed down.  The fewer boxes you fill in, the more search results you get.  Other scholarships with later closing dates will be displayed when the ones currently displayed are closed. The more criteria you enter the fewer search results you will get. Try entering fewer criteria and playing around with the search functions. There is definitely something there for you.


50 results

The 50 results you are being shown are the best results for the criteria you chose, organised by nearest closing date. Use different search parameters to get different results.


Most scholarships are being offered to NZ citizens and residents so the default is to leave it blank.  Some scholarships are being offered to specific ethnicities or specific groups. We do not have New Zealand European or Pākehā as an option because we do not have any scholarships specifically for New Zealand Europeans or Pākehā.

Ethinicity (Why is New Zealand European or Pakeha not an option on the ethnicity field?)


Why has the search process changed?

The search process has changed because:

  1. Relevance: The search engine show’s only scholarships that tick ALL of the criteria individuals have chosen in their search. This assists students in locating the grants and scholarships that specifically meet their unique circumstances. We recommend that students try a few different searches to get a gauge of the opportunities available. A different results page will appear every time they change something in their search criteria. Students can start with a broad search and slowly fill in more of the criteria each time they try a new search.

  2. Time: Our users previously may have searched for hours to find the grant they were after. This happened because the more criteria the student used, the more schemes filtered into their results page. Many of these schemes did not fit the student’s unique circumstances.  Scrolling through a maximum of 50 scholarships in one search can save students time if they are under pressure to find the right funding quickly. Shorter and more accurate results page makes the search process efficient. Students are urged to frequently check for new grants that are constantly being added. We recommend that students check for new grants and scholarships every month. Each time a grant or scholarship closes, it is removed from the results page. As scholarships open for application they filter into search results. Useful to note is that GNZ add up to 20 new grants and scholarships every month

  3. Accuracy: We only show grants on the database that are open. We update our grants and scholarships information regularly so that when they go live the information is accurate. Grants and scholarships appear in order of closing date. Showing students the grants that are open or are closing soon makes them more likely to apply for these first. The intent is to try to increase the number of grants they are applying to.



Zero or very few results

We have organised your results into the top 30 based on criteria and closing dates. It is recommended to start with a broad search with only a few search parameters that can be narrowed down.  The less boxes you fill in, the more search results you get.  Other grants with later closing dates will be displayed when the ones currently displayed are closed. The more criteria you enter the fewer search results you will get. Try entering fewer criteria and playing around with the search functions. There is definitely something there for you.


30 results

The 30 results you are being shown are the best results for the criteria you used, organised by nearest closing date. Use different search parameters to get different results.


Why has the search process changed?

The search process has changed because:

  1. Relevance: The search engine show’s only grants that tick ALL of the criteria organisations have chosen in their search. This assists organisations in locating the grants that specifically meet their unique circumstances. We recommend that organisations try a few different searches to get a gauge of the opportunities available. A different results page will appear every time you change something in your search criteria. Organisations can start with a broad search and slowly fill in more of the criteria each time you try a new search..

  2. Time: Organisations previously may have searched for hours to find the grant they were after. This happened because the more criteria the chosen, the more schemes filtered into the results page. Many of these schemes did not fit the organisation’s unique circumstances.  Scrolling through a maximum of 30 grants in one search can save organisations time if they under pressure to find the right funding quickly. Shorter and more accurate results page makes the search process efficient. Organisations are urged to frequently check for new grants that are constantly being added. We recommend that organisations check for new grants every month. Each time a grant closes, it is removed from the results page. As grants open for application they filter into search results.

  3. Accuracy: We only show grants on the database that are open. We update our grants regularly so that when they go live the information is accurate. Grants appear in order of closing date. Showing organisations the grants that are open or are closing soon makes them more likely to apply for these first. The intent is to try and increase the number of grants you may are apply to.


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  • Alert us as soon as possible if you have any concerns, questions or contributions you want to share with us.

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