OM-TP (Overseas Mission-Tikanga Pakeha) Mission Grants

The Overseas Mission – Tikanga Pakeha Council is made up of representatives from each pakeha diocese plus the National Directors of Anglican Missions and NZCMS, and the Overseas and Outreach Coordinator of AAW (Association of Anglican Women).

They meet four times a year (some are by zoom) to share information, report back on mission iniatives and, until the last couple of years, to discuss applications for funding to help those wishing to take part in a short term mission trip or those wanting funds for overseas missions initiatives for their parish/diocese. Funds are available to the Council from an annual grant from the Anglican Missions Board.

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 no short term missions trips took place during 2020 and are unlikely to do so in 2021.

However if you are thinking of the possiblity of a short-term mission trip in 2022 (if possible), below are some details to assist in preparation/applying for funding.

You can also discuss mission initiatives, ideas and ask questions from your Diocesan representatives, as below (and also listed on the application form):

  • Auckland Diocese – Rev Shashi Christian - - ph:021 152 1827
  • Christchurch Diocese – Rev Peter Hurricks – – ph: 021 084 59752
  • Dunedin Diocese – Dot Muir – – ph: 027 405 5218
  • Nelson Diocese – Rev John Sherlock – – ph: 021 070 7276
  • Waiapu Diocese – Rev David van Oeveren – – ph: 021 470 337
  • Wellington Diocese – Rev Guy Benton – – ph: 020 413 04283
  • Waikato Taranaki Diocese – vacant role however contact is

Apply for Funding

 If you would like to apply for funding you can download the application form. As noted above, the form includes criteria; as well as a list of Diocesan representatives who can be contacted for more information.

You can also contact OM-TP Secretary, Rev Dawn Daunauda at for information and to apply. Applications need a letter of commendation from both your Diocesan Missions Council/group, and your Bishop.

 Applications are considered at each meeting – Feb, May, Aug and Nov (around the 27th of those months).

 On return from a Short Term Missions trip, a report is completed for the OM-TP Council and Anglican Missions using these guidelines

The links on some of the previous trips listed below will take you to the report of their mission, which will give you an idea of the sort of short-term mission trips that have been supported in past years.

2019 Grants

  • From Fiji to Anglican Youth MInistries, Diocese of Wellington
  • From Waikanae Parish to India
  • From Auckland Anglican Youth Ministries (BOLD) (Building outstanding leaders & disciples) to Fiji
  • From St Margaret’s, Hillsborough, Auckland to Japan – for young people to develop leadership skills
  • From Churton Park Parish, Wellington to Vishnakhupatnam, India
  • From the Diocese of Wellington (Blueprint, Urban Vision, AYM) to Kolkata, India (see photo top right)

2018 Grants