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The Guy Anson Waddel Charitable Trust


The late Mr Waddel was in his 80s when he died in 1985. His life had been spent entirely in the Bluff fish and oyster industry.

He was one of the early pioneers of the oyster industry and built up his own oyster fishing company called, Bluff Fish & Oyster Company Ltd.  In addition to his own company he built up interests in many other fishing related companies in Bluff.

Bluff Fish and Oyster Company Limited owned and operated the former Wellington to Eastbourne harbour ferry, Karaka, which it converted to an oyster boat.  The boat was one of a few with a solid Kauri hull.

Mr Waddel, a Bluff resident, was a savvy businessman and in his will dated 21 December 1984 he left the bulk of his estate to the benefit of the Southlanders.


Funding Objectives

Under the terms of the Trust, Mr Waddel asked that the Trustee support charitable purposes in the Southland area, particularly Invercargill and Bluff and with particular preference to senior citizens within this area.


Funding Amount and Time Frames

  • Applications to be considered as a recipient for funding are assessed annually. The next granting cycle will be from Monday 1st April to Friday 26th April.
  • The amount to be distributed this year is approximately $100,000.
  • All applications must be completed online.
  • The length of the assessment process is dependent on the volume of applications and all applicants are notified of the decision. During the assessment period, trustees may request further clarification from the applicant regarding their application.


Regrettably, due to the number of applications received, we are unable to provide detailed feedback on unsuccessful applications. Please note the decision of the Trustee is final and not subject to any appeals process.



Click on the following grant button to start your application.

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