Grants and Scholarships

At Perpetual Guardian it is our privilege to manage the largest number of registered Charitable Trusts in New Zealand. We administer over 550 Charitable Trusts on behalf of the generous legacies of our clients. In 2016, this translated to approximately $30 million invested in the community through grants and scholarships.

Our Vision

Our vision is for stronger New Zealand communities where everyone thrives.


Our grants strategy is to facilitate our clients enduring legacy – providing expert guidance to maximise impact and ensuring their goals and wishes are managed with integrity.

Applying for Funding

You can download our Granting Schedule – this shows what grants and scholarships are available and when.

Open for Applications:

John T Gibson Trust

Wednesday 30th August 2017 to Saturday 30th September 2017

For Taranaki high school students pursuing agricultural or veterinary science education.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

New Zealand Charitable Foundation

Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Tuesday 10th October 2017

For ongoing Humanitarian and Arts projects for charities operating within Canterbury.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

The Alexander and Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust (Round 2)

Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Friday 13th October 2017

For young persons wanting to become farmers to obtain further education or training.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

Scientia Trust - Planet Earth Fund

Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Tuesday 31st October 2017

To encourage the study of earthquakes, astronomical motions, internal structure of the Earth and of the history of those studies.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form | Budget Template

The Cranleigh Harper Barton Cultural Trust

Monday 18th September 2017 to Friday 6th October 2017

To support arts and culture and/or in the Canterbury area.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

The Mr. and Mrs. George Denton Trust

Monday 18th September 2017 to Monday 16th October 2017

To support Wellington-based Protestant, charitable and educational institutions; as well as for Wellington City Council to botanically beautify the city.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

Upcoming Grants:

The Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research (Round 2)

Monday 25th September 2017 to Friday 13th October 2017

For agricultural research.

The J.A Redwood Charitable Trust

Monday 25th September 2017 to Friday 13th October 2017

For charitable purposes in New Zealand, please see funding guidelines for more info when it becomes available.

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust

This grant has been deferred until further notice

Note: Please download the calendar for an updated version.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding Grants and Scholarships, would like to find out how you can leave an enduring legacy or would simply like to be added to our mailing list please email

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Perpetual Guardian is a trading name of The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited and Perpetual Trust Limited. For Authorised Financial Advisers, a disclosure statement is available upon request and free of charge.