EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME

[February 2008]

PHILOSOPHY

The NAW has funds to assist members in their woodturning education. Any member with a particular goal, workshop or project in mind and needing financial help, may apply for assistance from these funds (at present there are no funds for education other than woodturning, but the Committee will look at options for this in the future).

Eligibility:

Applicants must be NAW members (individuals or clubs) in good standing and must submit a report on their experiences within six weeks of completion of the project for possible inclusion in "Creative Wood." Grant applications must be submitted in advance of a project or event, not afterwards.

Selection:

Preference will be given to those members who have not previously received a grant. Emphasis will be placed on the ability, as well as the opportunity, of the applicant to share information gained. Economic need will also be considered.

Application:

Applications must be in writing addressed to the Secretary of NAW received no later than 31 March and 30 September, and will usually be considered at the next NAW Committee meeting after the closing date. Decisions will be notified within one month of each deadline. Generally, a maximum of $2,000 is available for grants each year.

KEN SAGER FUND

This Fund was established to honour our founding President to promote woodturning education. The first contribution for this education fund came from well-known American turner Del Stubbs, a guest demonstrator at the 1987 NAW Putaruru Seminar. Its purpose is to give financial assistance to any member of the NAW whose woodturning ability is considered by the NAW Committee to merit sponsorship for one-on-one tuition, special training, attendance at woodturning workshops, forums etc., with the ultimate objective that such sponsorship should benefit the development of the woodturning craft in New Zealand generally.

The NAW Committee administers the fund:

DEMONSTRATOR'S TRAVEL SUBSIDY

Limited subsidy funds are available to Clubs and Guilds which require assistance with travel expenses in bringing demonstrators from outside of the Club/Guild's area. The subsidy helps ensure that Clubs and Guilds throughout the country have equal access to the best New Zealand demonstrators. Clubs and Guilds should not rely on this subsidy, but should seek funding assistance from their territorial local authority's Creative Communities Funding Scheme, or grants from "pokie" and other trusts (applications should include confirmation of the success or otherwise of such preferred means of funding).

REGIONAL EVENTS GRANTS

The NAW offers $500 sponsorship annually for regional events (Northland-Auckland, Waikato-Bay of Plenty, southern North Island, and northern and southern South Island) for the likes of instant gallery or table competitions or for bringing in demonstrators. The grant is not intended as a subsidy for general running expenses of events. Grant applications should be made through the NAW Committee Liaison person for each region together with a budget for the event. The sponsorship of the NAW is to be appropriately acknowledged in publicity and programmes relating to the event, and also during the event. Other funding assistance may be obtained from territorial local authority's Creative Communities Funding Scheme, or grants from local pub charities and other trusts.

National Association of Woodworkers NZ Inc.