Contestable Member Fund

PHANZA instituted a Contestable Member Fund at its 2019 AGM. This fund is set aside to reimburse travel expenses for members to travel to undertake research, to conferences and to other history-related events.

The fund allocates $2,000 annually. Up to $200 is available for travel within New Zealand and up to $500 for international events.

To apply, members should provide a short précis (a single paragraph is sufficient) explaining the reason for their travel, accompanied by a receipt for the amount paid. (Note that you are asked to make your purchase first).

The application should be sent to the PHANZA Treasurer at  Applications will be assessed by PHANZA’s committee at its monthly meetings, with applicants being notified of the result of their application after each meeting.

The fund will be distributed on a ‘first come’ basis until such time as the fund has been fully allocated for that financial year. 

Please note that if you are intending to travel by plane, please ensure that you carbon off-set your flight. PHANZA would like its members to consider the climate when they travel.

The fund will be reviewed on an annual basis to see if it is working as intended and improvements made if deemed necessary.