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:

Farina Thompson Charitable Trust

Thursday 1st June 2017 to Monday 31st July 2017

For youth services in Canterbury.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

The Strathlachlan Fund - High Engagement Round

Monday 26th June 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017

Focus on changing the cause of vulnerability in women through partnering with organisations with leading and innovative practices.

Fund Guidelines | Expression of Interest Form | FAQs

Anstiss-Garland Charitable Trust

Monday 3rd July 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017

For supporting empowerment and self-sufficiency; the protection and care of children and young people and families; supporting animals; preserving taonga and historic sites; protecting flora and the fauna; advocating human rights.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust

Friday 7th July 2017 to Friday 28th July 2017

For community organisations within Canterbury actively supporting individuals and/or families suffering the effects of addictive or compulsive behavioural problems, including the effects of gambling.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

Upcoming Grants:

The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust & Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis

Monday 31st July 2017 to Friday 1st September 2017

For charities operating within the Greater Auckland region, who support sick, elderly, poor or homeless people in the community.

B A Lewis Charitable Trust

Open in August (instead of July)

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.