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Established in 1989, the fund provides funding for projects that improve the life and living conditions of those in need, and for projects that deliver educational programmes that support people to live rich and fulfilling lives. The fund is administered by Presbyterian Support Central.
The fund supports projects which make a contribution to social or community service by:
Applications where parishes link in with Presbyterian Support Central will have an advantage, as will new programmes rather than maintaining existing programmes.
For more information on the objectives and guidelines download the James Gibb Trust Guidelines here (PDF).
Please click the following link to the James Gibb Fund application form.
Before commencing each application you will be asked whether you have completed a Grant Evaluation Form for the previous year’s grant (if this is applicable) and a link will be provided on the application form.
You may also access the link to the Grant Evaluation Forms here:
Applications close on 31 October each year.
For more information contact the administrator – Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org
James Gibb was born in Scotland in 1857. He emigrated to Australia in 1881, before arriving in New Zealand a few years later with his wife, Jane Gibb also known as Jean Gibb.
In January 1886 he was inducted as the minister of First Church of Otago, and in July he was elected moderator of the Presbytery of Dunedin. In 1901, he was elected the first moderator of the newly united Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, and in August 1903 he became the minister of St John’s Church in Wellington.
It was in 1909 Reverend Dr. James Gibb, initiated a project to care for orphaned and destitute children and so began Presbyterian Support Central. This was a time when there was no welfare system in New Zealand.
Read more at Te Ara – the online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand.