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:

Foundation@Perpetual Guardian - Activation Fund

Tuesday 24th October 2017 to Friday 24th November 2017

To fund game changing initiatives and courageous leadership in the pursuit of greater social impact in our communities in New Zealand.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

W. Duncan Bickley Trust Fund

Monday 6th November 2017 to Friday 24th November 2017

For charities operating in Southland who focus on the welfare of infants, the aged, or those with physical or mental impairment.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

Upcoming Grants:

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.