Vital Impact Grant (Housing) EOI

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 6:00PM 20 October 2017 (NZDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your expression of interest (EOI) online.

Welcome to the WEL Energy Trust online grant management service, SmartyGrants

You may begin anywhere in this form. Please ensure you save as you go.  

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 07 8380093 during business hours or email and quote your application number. 

Please note: Expressions of interest close at 6pm on Friday 20th October 2017, late submissions will not be accepted.

For further information regarding the call for EOIs where you will find details regarding the intent, eligibility, priority and timeline for the EOI process and subsequent applications. Vital Impact Grant info.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed submission, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any submissions you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your EOI before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your EOI you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your EOI, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submission attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.  Please name documents with a file name that indicates what the document is e.g. annualreport.pdf.


A number of people can work on an submission using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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