On 20 December we said farewell to our long-serving Grants Manager Tony Gill. Tony had been with NZCT for 12 years and left to take on the role of Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Manager.
During his time with NZCT, Tony met and spoke with thousands of grant applicants from a multitude of sports and community organisations. As well as being the face of NZCT’s grants operation, during his tenure Tony oversaw some 48,000 grant applications and the distribution of around $470 million in grant funding to communities all over New Zealand. Although he will be missed, we are excited for him and everyone at NZCT wishes him the very best for the future.
We have begun searching for a new Grants Manager and hope to be able to appoint someone to this role within the first quarter of 2016. In the meantime, our grants application process will continue as normal. If you are applying for an NZCT grant and have a question about your application, please call 0800 44 69 28 and ask to speak with our Grants Team. Our CEO, Mike Knell, will be overseeing this part of our business in the interim to ensure business continues as usual.