Grants available

The Earle Creativity and Development Trust provides funding in two areas each year, with funding being available in alternate years.

Science & Technology

Helping innovators take the necessary steps to bring their ideas through initial development stages and to enable projects to head towards useful outcomes.


Encouraging musical creativity through the development of music performance skills and the creating of new music works.

History & Literature

Encouraging creativity in history and literature in the writing of new material in prose, poetry or dramatic form.

Visual Arts

Supporting developments in the visual fine arts and enhancing the artistic community in the Manawatū and Rangitīkei region.

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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