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$120,000 boost for agricultural study & Christian camps

Fund provides $120,000 boost for agricultural study and Christian camps

Presbyterian Support Central has awarded more than $120,000 in Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust funding to individuals and organisations across the lower North Island.

The trust provides financial support for farming and agriculture students, and Christian camps.

This year $67,000 was distributed to 27 farming and agriculture students, while $56,650 was distributed to 21 organisations either running Christian camps or supporting young people to attend Christian camps.

The funds distributed totaled $123,650, with the successful applicants receiving between $1,000 and $5,000 each.

The Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust was started by Ann Sinclair, whom received ownership of her family farm and wanted it to be used to teach future New Zealand farmers, explains Presbyterian Support Central trust administrator Jackie Wierenga.

“The trust aims to help students who may need extra assistance due to health or financial concerns, or who would otherwise not readily have access to tertiary study for farming,” says Jackie.

“As New Zealand’s largest industry, it’s important for young farmers to get a good education and the Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust aims to support future farmers by helping with the costs of their tertiary studies.”

Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust grants can also be used to assist with travel, accommodation or education fees, running Christian camps and supporting young people to attend Christian camps in the Presbyterian Support Central area, including Wellington, Horowhenua, Wairarapa, Manawatu, Whanganui and Taranaki.

The Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust applications close on 31 October every year. Visit for more information or to apply.



Anstis, Kelsey (Masterton)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$2,000
Artz, Daniel (Raetihi)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University) $3,000
Avery, Johanna (Stratford)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,500
Bigham, Olivia (Hawera)Certificate in Agriculture (Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre)$1,500
Dine, Chelsea (Lower Hutt)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Lincoln University)$1,500
Fryatt, Maximillion (Rangitikei)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Massey University).$3,000
Gavin, Georgia (Stratford)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Massey University) $2,000
Gondipon, Alton (Taranaki)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Massey University) $2,500
Hailwood-Turnbridge, Kane (Trentham)Certificate in Agriculture (Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre)$5,000
Kilpatrick, Hayden (Taranaki)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$4,000
Lockhart, Sarah (Feilding)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Lincoln University) $3,000
Matthews, Jack (Stratford)Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Massey University) $1,000
McDonald, Matthew J (Hamilton) Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Massey University)$2,500
Moffitt, Matthew (Taranaki)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Massey). $2,000
Neil, Jack (Hawera)Cert in Agriculture (Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre) $1,000
Percy, Guy (Masterton)Otiwhiti Station Farm Cadetship. $2,500
Poole, Louis Jack (Hawera)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,500
Poole, Isaac Joseph (Hawera)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,000
Pritchard, Lara (Wairarapa)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Lincoln University). $5,000
Pryce, Courtenay (Taranaki)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,500
Raleigh, Sara-Jane (Wairarapa)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$2,500
Rowe, Shaun (Stratford)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,000
Sabine, Jesse Ray (Taranaki)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Food Marketing and Retailing) at Massey Universtiy. $5,000
Smith, Tayla (Palmerston North)Certificate in Agriculture (Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre)$4,000
Starsmore, Katie (Opunake)Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Massey University)$1,500
Ternouth, Jack (Taranaki)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Lincoln University). $1,000
Wilkinson, Alicia Maree (Masterton)Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) (Farm Management) at Massey University. $5,000
Total Ann Sinclair Trust Applications$67,000

Ann Sinclair Trust fund applications for grants 2017

NameProposal/BackgroundGrant Approved
1Arise ChurchSummer Camp subsidies for children and families from low income homes in the lower North Island. $3,000
2Baptist Youth MinistriesRegional Camps for young people in the lower North Island. $4,000
3Christian Fellowship for the DisabledAnnual Camp at El Rancho, Waikanae.$5,000
4Dynamite Bay Charitable TrustProvide assistance and subsidies for various camps throughout 2017.$4,000
5Eltham Easter CampFunding for the Easter Camp at Eltham$2,000
6Epic Youth MinistriesSubsidies for Taranaki young people to attend youth camps during 2017$3,000
7Ignite Sport TrustFor youth to attend Hawkes Bay Annual Sports Camp, Labour Weekend 2017.$2,000
8Merge YouthSubsidise youth to attend New Wine Summer Camp in Kapiti.$2,000
9New Wine NZ TrustFund for disadvantaged Wellington people to attend summer camp in Kapiti $5,000
10Open Home Foundation of NZ (Whanganui)Assistance to take Whanganui children to an annual camp. $2,000
11Plimmerton Presbyterian ChurchPorirua youth to attend a youth camp in Feb/March 2017. $1,000
12Prison Fellowship of NZFunding for the July 2017 camp at El Rancho for children of prisoners. $7,500
13St Albans, Palmerston NorthFunding to run Leadership Camp in March 2017. $1,000
14St Andrews, WanganuiYouth Ministries (Inspire, Ignite and Impact Youth). $1,000
15St James NuieFunding for camp for unchurched children and youth in the Kilbirnie community. $1,500
16St Johns in the City Wellington (Thrive Youth)Funding to take Thrive Youth to a Summer retreat. $1,000
17St Paul's Cooperating Church, OpunakeFunding for youth to attend Christian Camps in 2017. $1,150
18Salvation ArmyFunding to take young people from the lower North Island to youth camps in 2017. $2,500
C.20Te Ora Hou WanganuiCamps and day activities for youth and families in the local Wanganui community. $4,000
C.21Tertiary Students Christian FellowshipSubsidise tertiary students to attend Hamilton Festival One. $2,000
C.22Zeal Education TrustFunding to run youth retreats in Waikanae. $2,000
Total Organisation Grants $56,650

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