How to apply

Grants are awarded to projects which meet the Trust’s objectives of funding projects demonstrating creativity and innovation, and of practical relevance and benefit to the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region.


$100,000 is available in 2020: $50,000 for Visual Arts and $50,000 for Science & Technology, $5,000 being the minimum grant.


Applicants must be residents of or closely connected to the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region.

Tertiary students are eligible to apply for grants, however, the grants are not available to secondary school students.

A person or group can make more than one application. Each is treated as an independent application.

How to apply

Applications for the 2020 funding have now closed. Successful applicants will be notified in November 2020.

For further information, please contact Earle Trust at

About the Trust

Established by Richard and Mary Earle, the Creativity and Development Trust, a registered charity under Public Trust and administered locally, helps fund specific local projects within the arts and technical sciences.

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