Grants Open & Upcoming

The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub

To apply for funding with Perpetual Guardian, you’ll need to register for an account with the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub.  The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub provides fundseekers the ability to: 

  • Submit a request for funding
  • Log in and save and return functionality
  • Update your organisation details
  • Track the status of your funding request
  • Review your current grants and report due dates
  • Submit reports
  • Monitor grant payments.

If you are ready to register for an account now, please do so here: The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub
Please note it can take up to 3 days for your registration to be processed (or more during public holiday periods). 

If you’ve got a burning question or some constructive feedback for us when you start to use the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub, please feel welcome to drop us a line at [email protected].
And don’t forget, our team are available to help Monday – Friday (with the exception of public holidays and Christmas closure).  We’ll get back in touch with you within 24 hours (but usually much quicker than this).

Grants Open Now

Register for an account with the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub in order to apply now.
Please allow for up to 3 business days for your registration request to be processed. 

Listed below are the Trusts currently open for applications (listed alphabetically). More detailed funding guidelines are available on the application form.
Please note that upon funding rounds closing, non-submitted applications will be automatically declined.
Technical support is available until 5pm on the day that applications close.

Alan Rosoman Charitable Trust
To enhance, promote and maintain public facilities within reserves and national parks in New Zealand, including areas managed by the Department of Conservation. Special consideration is given to Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, Ruahine Forest Park and the Northern end of Tararua Forest Park (particularly close to Manawatu Gorge). Charitable purposes that improve the experience of visitors will be considered, for example, signage, information, shelter, facilities, predator control, re-vegetation.
Applications are open from 4 June – 21 June 2024..

Brian Johns Fellowship Trust
Awards for New Zealanders to develop further knowledge and interest in the fields of ear nose and throat medicine and to develop and continue research in these fields within New Zealand or overseas.
Applications are open year round. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.
Applications are reviewed and supplied to decision makers as and when they are received, and usually not later than within three months of the submission date depending on the availability of advisory parties.

Dietetics Association of NZ Scholarships – Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa (ANA Scholarships)
Supporting postgraduate study in indigenous public health. The awards focus on mahi that will enhance Māori, Pacific, and other high priority communities in Aotearoa. Applicants must be NZ registered dietitians and members of Dietitians NZ and/or Te Kahui Manukura o Kai Ora.
Applications are open from 4 March – 21 June 2024. Please note that the closing date has been extended.

Dietetics Association of NZ Scholarships – Neige Todhunter Postgraduate Scholarships
Supporting postgraduate study in nutrition and dietetics. The awards focus on mahi that will enhance Māori, Pacific, and other high priority communities in Aotearoa. Applicants must be members of Dietitians NZ.
Applications are open from 4 March – 21 June 2024. Please note that the closing date has been extended.

Dietetics Association of NZ Scholarships – NZDA Travel and Conference Scholarships (Education Trust Award)
Supporting professional development or advancement in an area related to dietetics, including research. That may be via work or study, attendance at conferences, or related activities in New Zealand or overseas. Applicants must be members of Dietitians NZ with a minimum of three years work experience as a dietitian (excludes student members).
Applications are open from 4 March – 21 June 2024. Please note that the closing date has been extended.

E L and J B Sanderson Cerebral Palsy Trust
Applications are welcomed for charitable purposes that benefit people living in the Canterbury region with cerebral palsy who require twenty-four hour care.
Applications are open from 4 June – 21 June 2024.

Estate of George Sevicke Jones
Applications are welcomed from registered charities and/or incorporated societies operating in Christchurch and Timaru for the following charitable purposes:

  • Advancing health through public participation in sport. To be considered, applications must be for amateur sports only, and applications must demonstrate broad access/participation opportunities.
  • Protecting the environment through conservation projects.

Applications are open from 20 May – 21 June 2024. Please note that the closing date has been extended from 7 June 2024.

New Zealand Companion Animals Trust 
Perpetual Guardian is pleased to be custodian of the New Zealand Companion Animals Trust. The Trust supports projects beneficial to the community, those that provide care and protection to companion animals and projects that directly improve companion animal welfare and urban animal management.  For more information including the types of awards available, and to apply, please visit the New Zealand Companion Animals Trust website.
Closing dates for applications are 1 February and 1 July annually.

Rose Hellaby Medical Scholarship and Grants
In the fields of rheumatic disease, physical medicine and manipulative treatment:

  • Scholarships for New Zealand registered medical practitioners for research and/or post-graduate training and experience overseas.
  • Grants for New Zealand organisations to engage international or New Zealand medical practitioners/specialists to deliver lectures, conduct study courses and/or supervise training and/or research within New Zealand.

Applications are open year round but for the most part are considered by the Board of granting in May. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.

Spencer Mason Post-Graduate Scholarship in New Zealand Law
Scholarship to support a candidate for a Masters degree or a PhD at the University of Auckland Law School. The degree being pursued must include a thesis on some aspect of New Zealand Law. Applicants must reside in the Auckland Branch Area of the New Zealand Law Society and be graduates in Law of the University of Auckland.
Applications are open year round, with an annual closing date of 31 March. Applications are reviewed in May.

Spencer Mason Travelling Scholarship in Law
Scholarship to support a candidate who wishes to pursue a Masters degree or a PhD at a university outside of New Zealand. Law Graduates living and working within the Auckland Branch Area of the New Zealand Law Society are invited to apply. (Graduates from all New Zealand Universities may apply).
Applications are open year round, with an annual closing date of 31 March. Applications are reviewed in May.

Ted and Mollie Carr Medical Travel Fund
Facilitating international travel by medical practitioners for the purposes of research and education:

  • The Fund’s priority objective is to enable overseas based surgeons and medical practitioners with specialised skills to visit New Zealand for short periods to impart their skills and techniques to New Zealand medical practitioners.
  • The Fund’s secondary objective is to enable specialist New Zealand medical practitioners to travel internationally for short periods to work with other medical practitioners to improve their skills and techniques.

Organisations and individuals meeting one of the above purposes may apply.
Applications are open now and are available to apply for throughout the year.
Applications are reviewed and supplied to decision makers as and when they are received, and usually not later than within three months of the submission date depending on the availability of advisory parties.

William J Gall Charitable Trust
Applications are welcomed from charitable organisations operating in the Catlins and Owaka area. In this funding round, the Trustee may show preference to local/grassroots organisations whose home base is within Owaka or the Catlins (rather than organisations operating in a broader area such as regional Otago/Southland/New Zealand.
Applications are open from 4 Jun – 21 Jun 2024.

Upcoming Funding Rounds for Organisations

Unless otherwise noted, all applicants must ensure they are registered as a user on the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub. This will enable you to view the application form and apply for funding when applications open.  You are able to register as a user before applications open (recommended).

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust
Applications are welcomed for the restoration of historic buildings or structures in the Banks Peninsula region. Projects bordering the Banks Peninsula region may be considered.
Please note that grants are paid on the completion of approved purposes. 
Applications are scheduled to open from 1 July – 27 September 2024. The outcome of grant applications is likely to be provided in November 2024.

The Stout Trust (Estate of John David Stout)
The Stout Trust makes grants for two charitable purposes:

  • To advance and support the preservation of natural or historic sites or amenities, for public enjoyment.
  • To advance and support the creation or preservation of works of art, including visual, audio or literary arts.

Download FAQs here.
Applications are scheduled to open from 15 July – 30 August 2024.
The outcome of grant applications is likely to be provided in late November 2024.

Upcoming Funding Rounds for Individuals

Unless otherwise noted, all applicants must ensure they are registered as a user on the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub. This will enable you to view the application form and apply for funding when applications open.  You are able to register as a user before applications open (recommended).

The Hicks Trust
Scholarships for students undertaking the Level 4 Arboriculture and Amenity Programmes at WINTEC this year.
Applications are scheduled to open 30 June – 14 July 2024.

New Grant Opportunities

Below are recently added grant and scholarship opportunities
[Listed alphabetically]

Alan Rosoman Charitable Trust
To enhance, promote and maintain public facilities within reserves and national parks in New Zealand, including areas managed by the Department of Conservation. Special consideration is given to Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, Ruahine Forest Park and the Northern end of Tararua Forest Park (particularly close to Manawatu Gorge). Charitable purposes that improve the experience of visitors will be considered, for example, signage, information, shelter, facilities, predator control, re-vegetation.
Applications are open from 4 June – 21 June 2024.

St Joans Trust
The purpose of the Trust is to promote the care, maintenance, welfare and rehabilitation of elderly persons and to promote stimulation and encourage public interest in the total welfare and health care of elderly persons. In 2024 the St Joans Trust welcomes applications from charitable organisations that focus on one or more of the following three focus areas:

  1. Promoting access to services for elderly through supportive environments, health promotion and disease minimisation and prevention
  2. Improving the wellbeing of elderly socially isolated older people, those experiencing financial disadvantage and those that have barriers to inclusion through social connection
  3. Providing care and support for elderly with complex health and support needs.

Applications are scheduled to open from 1 August – 31 August 2024.

Teviot Valley Education Trust
To enable further education for New Zealand residents within the Teviot Valley area (within 10 km either side of the bed on the Clutha River between Shingle Creek and Raes Junction, Central Otago).
Applications are scheduled to open in September 2024.

Updates to Application Rounds

A D Hally Estate
Historically the A D Hally Estate has held two funding rounds per year. In future (including 2024), only one funding round will be held. The next funding round is scheduled to open in approximately March/April 2025 and will welcome applications for charitable purposes that benefit the people of South Canterbury.

Bill Brown Charitable Trust
It is yet to be confirmed if this funding round will open in 2024. Please check back again soon.
Considers applications for charitable or educational purposes or institutions within 16kms of the Wellington General Post Office.

Cranleigh Harper Barton Cultural Trust
This Trust is scheduled to open for funding applications in 2025.
This Trust considers applications from charitable organisations (usually every two years) with preference given to those in the Canterbury area and/or supporting arts and culture.

Farina Thompson Charitable Trust
The Farina Thompson Charitable Trust has changed to an invitational process, prioritising organisations identified by the settlor.

Hi-Tech Foundation: Leading Light Scholarships – He Whetū Mārama Ngā karahipi
This scholarship process is now managed directly by the Hi-Tech Foundation. For more information see the Hi-Tech Foundation website
For the career development and advancement of technology students.

John T Gibson Trust Scholarships
These scholarships are expected to open next in 2025, for Taranaki Secondary School students commencing an agricultural or veterinary science course at university.

Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Fellowship
The Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Fellowship will not be opening for applications in 2024. Please check back again in 2025.
Research and development fellowships, the outcome of which provide a demonstrable benefit to the pastoral industry of New Zealand.

Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Trust Awards
Applications are currently closed. Applications are likely to be opened in February 2025 for review in the second quarter of 2025. Please monitor for updates.
Research and development awards, the outcome of which provide a demonstrable benefit to the pastoral industry of New Zealand. Funding is for purposes relating to travel for research and development in soils, plants and animals and related areas to the pastoral industry. Applications are accepted from organisations, as well as individuals (scientists, technicians, advisors, consultants and/or students holding relevant tertiary qualifications).
Applications are reviewed and supplied to decision makers usually no later than within three months of the submission date depending on the availability of advisory parties.

LIANZA – SLANZA Tertiary Grants
No further grant rounds are likely to be held for this Fund.
For indigenous knowledge management, library and information studies qualifications at selected tertiary institutions. 

Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation – Art Award
This Foundation is now scheduled to open for award applications in 2025.
A 12 month award to support an emerging New Zealand artist (specifically, a painter or sculptor showing promise).  Preference may be given to artists based in Canterbury or with an artistic connection to Canterbury.

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust
Recently confirmed – the Parkinson Memorial Park Trust will be opening for applications in July 2024
For the restoration of historic buildings or structures in the Banks Peninsula region. Projects bordering the Banks Peninsula region may be considered.

Roger Wait and Norah Wait Charitable Trust
It is yet to be confirmed if this funding round will open in 2024. Please check back again soon.
The Trust welcomes applications for heritage projects in the Canterbury region.

Scientia Cinema Archive Fund
This funding opportunity is currently closed for funding applications. It is not likely to be open again in 2024.
Established to encourage the use and growth of the New Zealand film archive Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

Trimble Agricultural Research (Travel) Fellowship
It is yet to be confirmed if this funding round will open in 2024. Please check back again soon.
For the purpose of supporting overseas travel for scientists in agricultural research. 

Vernon Willey Trust
It is yet to be confirmed if this funding round will open in 2024. Please check back again soon.
To benefit the sheep and wool industry of New Zealand via research and study.

Application Schedules

Our 2024 application schedules (Organisations and Individuals) can be found here for planning purposes.
Please check back regularly for updates.

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