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Frequently Asked Questions

Criteria for applying

Currently this grant is currently intended for youth; whose gender identity is different from their sex they were assigned at birth; and who live in the Greater Wellington region. This includes youth who identify as transgender, transsexual, takaatapui, whakawahine, fa’afafine, genderqueer, and many others.

We seek to support youth who are unable to afford their new identity documents and who wish to have their identity documents updated.

If the future we hope to be able to extend this grant to more people, but at the moment we are a small organisation.

What is "youth"

12 to 30ish.

How often we process/timeline

We aim to process applications quarterly.

How we choose

We aim to provide a grant to everyone who applies but we are limited by what our donors and fundraisers can provide.

We will prioritize based on need for an ID, means to get an ID, desire for an ID, and the ability of our limited funds to help the largest number of people.

How to apply

You can apply online here. You can apply offline by printing out this form or having a local community group help you e.g. Citizen's advice bureau or Community Law.

Do we need proof?

Not usually, but we reserve the right to require proof of some details.

How do we make payments?

We make payments by cheque addressed to the government department that provides the ID. For example, if you were successful in your application for funding for a name change, we will provide you with a non-transferable cheque addressed to the Department of Internal Affairs. At this stage we can't reimburse receipts.

Do we need to meet in person?

No, but if there is something unclear in your application we may contact you to clarify this.

Turnaround time?

We aim to make a decision four weeks after applications are due.

Application due dates?

5pm on Nov 30th, Feb 28th, May 31st, Aug 31st each year.


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