Grants Open & Upcoming

Grants Open Now

Use the links provided below to find more detailed information on the Trusts open for applications (listed alphabetically), including guidelines, as well as the online application form.  Please read the guidelines and instructions provided carefully.

Please note that non-submitted applications will be automatically declined.  Please ensure you’ve submitted your application by the due date.  If you need any assistance please email our Philanthropy Team.

Estate of Gordon Lindsey Isaacs
For the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, or any other matter beneficial to the Palmerston North & Manawatu community.
Applications open 12 April – 30 April 2021.
For more information, and to apply click here.

Guy Anson Waddel Charitable Trust
To support charitable purposes in the Southland area, particularly Invercargill and Bluff, and with particular preference to senior citizens.
Applications option 12 April – 30 April 2021.
For more information, and to apply click here.

The Kingdom Foundation
For charities supporting disability, social services, education and religious activities in the Manawatu, Horowhenua & Hawke’s Bay regions.
Applications open 12 April – 30 April 2021.
For more information, and to apply click here.

South Canterbury Trusts
Encompassing the A & R Edgar South Canterbury Trust and The General Charitable Fund South Canterbury.
For charitable purposes in South Canterbury.
Please note that you will only need to complete a single ‘South Canterbury Trusts’ application to be considered for funding by the two aforementioned Trusts.
Applications open 12 April – 30 April 2021. 
For more information, and to apply click here.

The University of Auckland – Students of English
Honouring the legacy of Elizabeth Mary Phillips (Lucy).
Scholarships for students pursuing a relevant English qualification at the University of Auckland (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts or higher qualifications) at the University of Auckland.
Applicants must illustrate financial/personal hardship and integrity.
Applications open 12 April – 30 April 2021 
For more information, and to apply click here.

The University of Auckland – School of Medicine
Honouring the legacy of Stella Myrtle Cora Baron.
Scholarships for students studying at the University of Auckland School of Medicine.
Applicants must illustrate financial/personal hardship and integrity.
Applications open 12 April – 30 April 2021 
For more information, and to apply click here.

Tui Flower Foundation
Focusing on home science, nutrition, household arts and family care and welfare.
This inaugural application round welcomes applications from charitable organisations providing programmes and learning opportunities for New Zealand Citizens to learn and develop in one or more of the specified focus areas. Funding will be prioritised for the purpose of providing programme placements for New Zealand Citizens on such programmes. Programmes which include a food and nutrition component may be prioritised above those which do not.

Examples of suitable applications may include programmes such as
-healthy cooking for families
-garden to table programmes
-self sufficiency programmes for families.
Applications open 19 April – 7 May 2021
For more information, and to apply click here.

Upcoming Grants

The following application rounds are sorted by opening date.

Eva & Harold Wilson Charitable Trust
For charities involved in the care and welfare of elderly poor persons in the district of Canterbury.
Applications open 3 May – 21 May 2021

Gladys Howey Charitable Trust
We welcome applications relating to the welfare, care and treatment of animals, including:
– programmes that educate children on welfare of animals, particularly domestic pets (and especially cats)
– activities that encourage news media and publicity activities relating to pets as companions and their welfare
– activities that promote the prevention of cruelty to domestic animals.
Applications open 3 May – 21 May 2021

James Maxwell Heron Charitable Trust
For charitable purposes in Kaiapoi and surrounding districts (excludes Christchurch metropolitan area).
Applications open 3 May – 21 May 2021

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust
For the restoration of historic buildings or structures in the Banks Peninsula region.  Projects boarding the Banks Peninsula region may be considered.
Applications open 3 May – 21 May 2021

Scientia Trust – Cinema Archive Fund
To encourage the growth and use of the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound, Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Grants are available for:
– adding to Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision material
– improving the safety or cataloguing of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archives
– assisting research into archived films, other films made in New Zealand or about New Zealand subjects.
Applications open 3 May – 21 May 2021.

Tayla Made Foundation
Instrumentalists aged 17-25 years who support and elevate opera and opera singers in New Zealand are invited to apply for grants to support their craft.
Applications open 27 April – 4 June 2021.

2021 Application Schedule

Our 2021 application schedules (Organisations and Individuals) can be found here for planning purposes.

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