Music Therapy New Zealand has six dedicated funds available to provide awards and grants for specific purposes. These funds have been established with the support of generous donations, notably by Mr and Mrs F. W. Lindgren, Sir Roy McKenzie, Erika Schloss, and Judith Clark.
Lindgren Project Fund
Provides financial assistance for study, research, and projects, which will promote the advancement of music therapy in New Zealand.
McKenzie Music Therapy Hospice Fund
Provides support for qualified music therapists or groups for study, research, or projects, which will promote the use of music therapy in palliative care in New Zealand.
Erika Schloss Publications Fund
Provides grants for scholarly publications relevant to music therapy practice and research.
The Judith Clark Fund
The fund is to support registered music therapists, final year students, and new graduates awaiting registration to attend and/or present about music therapy at national conferences, hui, and events. Emerging practitioners are encouraged to apply to this fund and applications may be made at any time, but must be made at least a month before an event for which funding is being sought.
Applications to the Lindgren, McKenzie, and Schloss funds close on 1 October annually. No applications will be considered prior to this date.
Applications to the Clark fund, and category three of the McKenzie fund, may be made at any time.
Please read the funding guidelines before preparing your application; for any questions please contact the MThNZ administrator.
The project application forms can be downloaded and emailed or posted to MThNZ.
McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarships
Please contact the NZSM Scholarships co-ordinator directly for closing dates and guidelines specific to the McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarship.