Jubilee Trust Education Grants

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What does the scholarship get me?

up to $10,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 6 August 2021

Education and general grants. First week of February, May, August and November.

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Trust provides financial support for people with physical disabilities living in Northland, Auckland and the Eastern Bay of Plenty, helping with some of the extra costs disabled people often
experience. The ultimate aim of the Trust is to support disabled people to realise the dreams and aspirations they have forthemselves or their family and whānau.

Selection criteria

To be eligible for Jubilee Trust funding you need to live in the Northland, Auckland and the eastern Bay of Plenty regions.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

It will be a condition of any grant that successful applicants provide a brief written report to the Trust on the use of funds within a one year period. In all cases, funds are to be used for the purpose requested.

How do students apply?

Applying for a Jubilee Trust grant is a simple process. There are no application forms, we simply need a letter with the following information:
• Name, address and contact details of the applicant (that might be you, or you may like to get
someone to complete this letter for you).
• The grant type you want to apply for.
• A brief description of how your disability impacts on your everyday life.
• Where appropriate, a letter of recommendation from someone who supports you (such as your social worker, health professional or teacher) will strengthen your application.
• Total cost of what you need financial support for (including two competitive quotes for goods),
a basic description of your current financial situation and evidence of need.
• The amount you are asking for. If you are able to contribute any funds, you should also include
this information in your letter.
• How the money will be used and how it will help you. We also need to know the details of any other
funding options you’ve looked into. If you’re applying for a Scholarship or Education grant your letter needs to be accompanied by the following information:
• Transcript of your previous year’s results (if applicable).
• Proof of enrolment and acceptance for course.You should know that the Trust usually does not cover items that are typically covered by government funding.
CCS Jubilee/Cook Opie Trust Brochure
Grants Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Jubilee Trust meet quarterly to review applications. You can expect to hear from us within six weeks of the application deadline.

Decision makers

The Jubilee Trustees

History or background of award

The Jubilee Trust was established in 1985 as the result of two generous donations by Lionel Brierly, who was supported by CCS Disability Action during his childhood.

Additional information

The Trust encourages people with a disability to continue heir education, take on new opportunities and enhance their wellbeing. This is an acknowledgment of the strong contribution people with a disability can bring to our society. The Trust grants over half a million dollars into the community every year.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Cook Opie Trust
CCS Disability Action - Northern Region
PO Box 24-327, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345
09 625 3308 or 0800 227 2255


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in December 2020.