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 580 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 Grants:

Environmental Fund - Foundation@Perpetual Guardian

Monday 23rd April 2018 to Friday 25th May 2018

To support NZ birdlife and wildlife

Funding Guideline | Application Form

J D Stout Charitable Trust (The Stout Trust)

Tuesday 15th May 2018 to Tuesday 12th June 2018

To promote and preserve environmental and cultural heritage

Funding Guideline | Application Form

Von Burns Charitable Trust

Tuesday 15th May 2018 to Tuesday 5th June 2018

For charitable purposes in the Canterbury area

Funding Guideline | Application Form

Upcoming Grants

Farina Thompson Charitable Trusts

Tuesday 5th June 2018 to Monday 2nd July 2018

2018 focus: Mission services - charities that offer shelter or aid to the destitute or underprivileged in the Canterbury region

Clyde Graham Charitable Trust

Tuesday 5th June 2018 to Tuesday 26th June 2018

2018 focus: Accommodation; Housing Disability; Community Development

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.