BACKGROUND

The ‘IAMHER’ grant scheme was put in place in 2016 by the IAMHE(R) Charitable Trust. It is to assist young girls of an ethnic origin, between 8 to 18 years of age, in their educational development within the areas of dance, sport, art and music, outside of their academic curriculum. The name of the grant enroots the existence of girls in the community and celebrates girlhood.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The grant-giving body or funder is the IAMHE(R) Charitable Trust.

PURPOSE

To provide financial assistance for young girls, of an ethnic background, in their educational development within activities outside of their academic curriculum.

ELIGIBILTY

  • Applicant should be of an ethnic origin.
  • Applicant should be a girl between 8 to 18 years of age on the first of January of the year of the grant.
  • Applicant should be actively involved in an extra-curricular* activity.
  • The applicant should demonstrate evidence of the reason for which the grant is being sought.Examples include funds needed for a sports tour, dance competition, art exhibition or a music contest.
  • Applicant must provide 2 reference letters – one from their teacher and one from their coach, mentor or tutor. These letters should highlight their enthusiasm for the activity, and their potential to grow.
  • Applicant should be actively involved in an extra-curricular* activity.
  • Applicant should provide evidence of financial restraints as a letter from their parent(s). We will only consider individuals who would not be able to participate in their activity due to financial issues.
  • Applicant must show competitiveness and high performance in the area of interest. This could be demonstrated through certificates and achievement awards in the activity.

*Extra-curricular activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sports: Tennis, badminton, baseball, hockey, cricket, soccer, swimming, skiing and gymnastics.
  • Dance: Bollywood, bhangra, classical, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and ballet.
  • Arts: Theatre, sketching, painting and photography.
  • Music: Playing instruments, composing and singing.

VALUE

One grant, valued at $1000 NZD, will be awarded each year.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

  • In the case of there being more than one applicant that the committee consider should be awarded a grant, the committee reserve the right to equally split the grant between recipients as they in their absolute discretion consider appropriate.
  • In the case of there being no applicants or no eligible candidates that the committee consider should be awarded a grant, the committee reserve the right to retain the grant funds in the ‘IAMHER’ account for similar use in the following year.

APPLICANT PROCESS

Applicants should complete the official IAMHER grant application form to reach the grant selection panel by 1st October in the year for which the grant is awarded. Only applications made on the official form, and including all requested supporting information, will be accepted.

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