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Grant Seekers

We distribute over $40 million of community funding and grants on behalf of our clients and generous donors each year. If you have a community project, charity, or cause that needs a hand, you can find out about more about apply for funding here.

Applying for Funding

COVID-19 Update

Like all New Zealanders we are waiting to see how the COVID-19 situation unfolds over the coming weeks and months in our communities.

We wish to advise you that there are currently no changes to our application and granting process, and our team are continuing working to support the application process. However, we encourage you to reach out to us if you are encountering issues with your application process or approved grant purpose due to COVID-19 implications.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, it may mean that application outcomes take slightly longer than anticipated, and grant payments may also be delayed. We will take all steps to ensure our application and granting process remains as accessible and flexible as possible.

Please check back in for more updates as the situation evolves. For now, we look forward to receiving your applications as per the advertised dates. 



As the custodian of our clients’ philanthropic investment, we work hard to understand and act on their founding vision.

You can use our application schedules below to determine whether any of our legacy giving programmes match your organisation’s area of operation (or your individual endeavours).  

We constantly enhance this information to help enable you to conduct thoughtful research, planning, and the project-matching needed to pair with the right kind of funding for your organisation.  Please check back regularly for any updates.  

To apply for funding from Trusts open for applications, visit Grants Open & Upcoming.  


We value our interactions and learning about your work. There are different reporting requirements for each Trust managed by Perpetual Guardian.  We will communicate the requirements with you if your grant application is successful.

Application Schedules - last updated 10 July 2020

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