NZART is a non-profit association of amateur radio operators
The NZART Radioscience Education Trust, a charitable trust, was formed in January 1998.
The Trust was formed by the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters, to help and encourage young persons wishing to further their education in the science of radio. This is in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Association's Constitution.
The Trust is financed from income produced from donations that have been invested. Being charitable, the Trust is not liable for resident withholding tax on interest or dividends, so donations can be claimed against income tax. Prudent investment strategies are employed, under Professional investment advisers, to maximise the benefits while protecting the fund long term.
To promote and encourage education in radioscience, whether by the payment of course fees for worthy candidates, the provision of prizes on a competitive basis for excellence in education activities, or otherwise as the trustees think fit.
Young students such as these could be Radioscience graduates in the years to come, the future generation of leaders in Science and Technology. A small start in this rapidly changing world.
The Trust relies on volunteers from NZART Branches to provide judges to officiate at all of the Science and Technology Fairs and to send in a reports with photos of the prize winners entry to be published in the Association's magazine, "Break-In".
Until now the main activity of the Trust has been the provision of prizes (currently worth $100 each) at local Area Science and Technology Fairs. However at a recent meeting of the Trustees held in Christchurch during the recent NZART Convention 2006 the Trustees expressed their concern over the paucity of prize worthy Science and Technology Fair projects. After due consideration the Trustees have decided to offer limited sums of money to support student projects in the general areas of radio and electronics; these will be in addition to the existing Science and Technology Fair prizes. These grants would be targeted towards projects that could lead to exhibits in local area Science and Technology Fairs.
Applications are invited from secondary school science teachers for Grants from the NZART Radioscience Education Trust to promote the development of projects in the general areas of radio and/or electronics.
It is anticipated that these projects will lead to entries in the local area Science and Technology Fair. For distribution, grants not exceeding $250 are envisaged.
Applications should be received no later than 30 April in the year of application.
Application forms may be obtained from;
The Trustees, NZART Radioscience Education Trust, PO Box 1733, Christchurch,
Applications should be endorsed by the Head of Science.
It should be clearly understood that the prime objective of grants from the Trust is to assist in furthering the student's interest in aspects of radio and electronics.
Projects should be viable in the sense that they are likely to lead to an exhibit in the local Area Science and Technology Fair.
However, at the conclusion of the project, any materials and/or equipment purchased with this grant shall normally remain the property of the school.
Many in the Association and elsewhere have had an experience through Amateur Radio that has enriched their lives, or perhaps seen or heard of something special. Something that you too may wish to perpetuate and pass on to the next generation. The NZART Radioscience Education Trust is a vehicle that can help to make that happen. By making a donation or bequest to the Trust you not only ensure the continuation of the Trusts activities; you have a tax advantage as well.
Donation and Bequests over $5 are tax deductable in accordance with Section KC 5 of the Income Tax Act 1994. These and other details are available from the Trustees.
The Trustees of the NZART Radioscience Education Trust are long serving members of the Association who are held in high regard, freely giving of their time and effort, without any reward for themselves. They are:
John Walker ZL3IB Christchurch
Terry Carrell ZL3QL Christchurch
Peter Norden ZL2SJ Featherston
Grahame Fraser ZL3SJ Christchurch
To contact the Trust via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries to the Trust should be addressed to the Trustees at:
NZART Radioscience Education Trust, PO Box 1733, CHRISTCHURCH