The NZIOB (Institute of Building) Charitable Trust has launched 2 $10,000 scholarships for projects that will improve the industry. Entries close on Friday 30 June.
The trust has also decided on its first fundraising event aimed at eventually making grant payments from earnings rather than capital.
Trust chair Gina Jones said yesterday the institute had established the scholarships to recognise, encourage & financially support recipients from a trade, technical or professional role to pursue a project linked to building through research, practice or professional development.
“We have a mission to encourage aspirational thinking that lifts the construction industry’s performance and we are particularly interested in applications from members who have a project that will introduce improvements to the industry.
“We’re looking for applicants with a project that has the potential to advance some aspect of design, construction or management of buildings in New Zealand, and thereby enhance the quality of our built environment.”
The successful recipients will be chosen by a panel comprising 3 past presidents of the institute. Winners will be announced at the institute’s awards night on Friday 25 August in Auckland.
Ms Jones said the trust’s first fundraising event would be a lunch with former All Black captain – and builder – Sean Fitzpatrick at Mac’s Brewbar in Wellington on 30 June, the day before the British & Irish Lions play the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium.
Attribution: Institute release.