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Heritage Fund

What is the Heritage Fund?
This fund was established in 2006 by Epsom Girls Grammar School Foundation to provide grants to the school, students or staff for activities and items which will benefit Epsom Girls Grammar School and its school community. These are items and activities that are not funded within the school budget and therefore contribute to maintaining high standards and opportunities for which EGGS is known. Grants from this fund are usually between $100 and $400 each.

Who can apply?
Any current EGGS student, staff or EGGS student and staff groups.

What sort of activities and items have been funded in the past?
Individual and group sport and cultural activities/items, staff professional development expenses and facility equipment.

When can you apply?
Applications can be submitted to the Foundation three times per year. 

Closing Dates 2018  
Term 1: Friday 2 March  
Term 2: Friday 8 June  
Term 3: Friday 24 August  


Application Form
Click below
for an application form which can be emailed or delivered to the Foundation Office.

Heritage Fund Application (PDF)
Heritage Fund Application (MS Word)

Source of Capital for the Fund
The capital for this fund was established via the sale of Blend cookbook which was also produced to celebrate EGGS 90th Jubilee in 2007. Subsequently the annual EGGS Art Calendar sales have also contributed to the capital growth of the Heritage Fund. Any funds not allocated and distributed annually are retained as capital for the fund.

Grant Funding from capital investment
Grants are funded by earnings from the capital investment which is protected from inflation erosion by retaining and adding to the capital a percentage of the Fund’s earnings (a % equivalent to the published Reserve Bank CPI for the previous year).

Successful Applicants

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded June 2017

  • Funding of Science Club resources and activities
  • Contribution towards Spirit of Adventure Voyage application fees 
  • Funding towards Spirit of Adventure NZ trip costs
  • Funding towards Stage Challenge 2017 expenses

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded March 2017

  • Contribution towards installing a vertical garden on S-Block brick wall
  • Funding towards EGGS Humanitarian group in conjunction with Amnesty International – raising awareness within the school community
  • Funding towards coaching and competition entry in swimming
  • Contribution to support Science investigations at Auckland University
  • Contribution towards Waka Ama Team attending Nationals 

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded November 2016

  • Funding towards attending national netball tournament for EGGS Netball team

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded September 2016

  • Funding towards purchasing roller skates and stick for EGGS student competing at National and International levels.
  • Funding towards purchasing Wearable Arts framed photographs for A-Block stairwell.
  • Funding towards purchasing two ukuleles for the Cook Island Cultural Group.
  • Funding towards travel costs to compete in Curling Nationals
  • Contribution towards supporting an exchange trip to Argentina

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded June 2016

  • Contribution towards attending and competing in the Hillary Challenge.
  • Help with the team costs involved in attending hockey nationals.
  • Funding towards purchasing an electronic scoring machine for the fencing club.
  • Funding towards educational trips with the UN Youth Pacific Project.
  • Help with the costs of purchasing new rugby tackle for the EGGS rugby team.
  • Funding towards completing the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award.

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded June 2015

  • Contribution towards purchasing a fencing weapon for an EGGS student competing at National and International levels.
  • Contribution for an EGGS student selected for the NZ Under 19 Lacrosse Team to attend the Lacrosse World Cup in Scotland.
  • Funding towards two EGGS students competing in the U21 National Curling Competition in Dunedin.
  • Help with funding of attendance at a National Shakespeare Prize Giving for two EGGS students.
  • Contribution towards costs for an EGGS student selected to participate in a Piha Lifeguard exchange to California.

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded March 2015

  • Contribution towards costs of Spirit of Adventure 10 day sailing voyages for EGGS students.
  • Contribution towards the funding of a stone carving for Kotahitanga.
  • Help with the costs of building a set for 2015 Stage Challenge.
  • Contribution towards purchasing new Sogo drums for the Korean Group.

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded August 2014

  • Contribution towards the costs for the EGGS Senior Curling Team to compete in the 2014 NZ Secondary Schools Curling Championships
  • Help with costs of providing a full set of fencing equipment needed to compete in National and International competitions
  • Contribution towards the costs involved of an EGGS student participating in an international dance tour

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded July 2014

  • EGGS Physics Club - contribution towards costs of projects
  • Help with costs for an EGGS student selected for the NZ Youth Surf Lifesaving team attending the 2014 World Rescue Champs in France
  • Contribution towards purchasing a fencing weapon for an EGGS student competing at National and International levels
  • EGGS Ultimate Frisbee Team - towards the costs of new Frisbees
  • Help with costs for an EGGS student selected to tour Brazil in the NZ Under 20 Football squad

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund grants awarded March 2014

  • Contribution for two EGGS students selected in the NZ Under 19 Lacrosse Team to tour Australia
  • Help with costs for EGGS student selected as 1 of 10 NZ students to attend World War 1 commemorations in France
  • Grant to help an EGGS student specially selected to attend the Biology Olympiad
  • Contribution towards costs of Spirit of Adventure 10 day sailing voyages for EGGS students

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded August 2013

  • Contributions for two EGGS students selected in NZ Secondary Schools Soccer Team to Australia
  • Help with costs for student selected to attend International Model UN in the Netherlands
  • School Community Committee help with funds for a new Lion Mascot
  • Contribution towards costs for a staff member to attend NZAMT conference in Wellington and enrol in a TESSOL course

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded March 2013

  • Samoan Group for PolyFest costumes
  • Contribution towards costs for an EGGS student to represent NZ in Lacrosse U10 Champs in Perth
  • Cook Island Group for PolyFest attendance
  • African Group for FiaFia night performances
  • Waka Ama team contribution towards paddles for team
  • Contributions to EGGS teachers for costs to attend educational conferences overseas

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded August 2012

  • Gaelic Group - contribution towards purchase of set of 19 kilts
  • Kotahitanga (Maori Committee) – for study resources & activities
  • Help with costs for EGGS student competing in 2012 World Hip-Hop Championship in Las Vegas
  • School Community Committee - Fairy Mascot costumes for EGGS events

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded June 2012

  • EGGS Fencing to help with the purchase of electric foils for competition
  • EGGS Chinese Cultural Group towards the cost of new costumes and props
  • Contribution towards EGGS staff member presenting a paper at EOSA conference in Brisbane
  • Help for an EGGS student attending the Pacific Project & Model UN in Australia
  • Contribution towards costs for 2 EGGS staff to attend annual PhsEd Conference in Rotorua
  • EGGS Korean Group towards costs of props for new Korean Night & FiaFia night

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded August 2011

  • Purchase of equipment for Chinese Extravaganza traditional dance
  • Contribution towards costs for EGGS students attending Maori Kings Coronation
  • Premier Netball team - help with expenses at National Tournament
  • EGGS Volleyball teams contribution to new uniform costs
  • Prefects Special Projects group - cost of plaques in School grounds on historical places

EGGS Foundation Heritage Fund Grants awarded in May 2011

  • Help with costs for an EGGS student selected by the Royal Society of NZ to attend BioFutures Forum in Australia
  • Contribution towards costs of 5 EGGS teachers attending educational conferences in 2011
  • Japanese Cultural Group Dance for purchase of traditional instruments
  • Help with travel costs for an EGGS student in the NZU19 Underwater Hockey Team at the World Champs, Netherlands
  • Contribution towards Spirit of Adventure voyage costs for an EGGS student
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