Welcome to the opening of the seventh round of the Simon Deng Li Arts
and Cultural Exchange Fund.
The DENG FUND Committee is eager for you to be initiating or
consolidating plans for projects which could be eligible for some
financial support from the generosity of Honorary Patron, Simon Deng Li.
For the last six years there have been a range of innovative and
exciting plans developed by individual Exec members or Branches. Some of
these have been NZ-based projects, others have involved groups
travelling to China to research aspects of cooperation; all have
furthered friendship, knowledge and understanding between people in
China and NZ. The aims and objectives of our society have been enhanced
in ways known and unknown …… the ripples continue to flow out……..
Good outcomes are achieved when sponsorship from the DENG FUND is
augmented by funding from other sources. With about $40,000 available
annually there are a limited number of projects that can be accepted, so
it is helpful if applications can expand the effect by involving other
organisations for funding.
– Here are the guidelines for 2018-2019.
– Here is the Concept Proposal Form
Please note that the first deadline, for a Concept Plan, is 20 days away. So NOW is
the time for discussion and action in your branches and related forums.
Its like a lottery – you can’t win if you’re not in!
Looking forward to some action from around NZ”