Grants Open & Upcoming

Update: Funding rounds during the current lockdown

Last updated: 19 August 2021.

Kia ora to fundraisers and charities across Aotearoa who have arrived here to check out what might be happening with our funding rounds during the current national lockdown.

We are pleased to let you know that scheduled application rounds are proceeding.  In some instances we have provided some additional time for you to submit an application.  Where application rounds have a generous time-frame to submit, we do not anticipate closing dates to extend.  Please ensure your application is submitted by the published due date. All closing dates outlined below are current as at 19 August 2021.  Please check back again regularly for any updates.

The Philanthropy Team at Perpetual Guardian are available to provide support should you need it.  The best method of contact during lockdown is via email to philanthropy@pgtrust.co.nz.  One of our team will be back in touch with you within 24 hours Mon-Fri.

Noho ora mai,
Liz, Kirsten, Jessie & Lynette

 

Coming soon - a change to our application process:
Introducing the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub

We are pleased to let you know that very soon we will be introducing the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub. 

This will enable fundseekers 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.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

Over the next few months we will be gradually transitioning our funding applications to the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub.  We will include instructions in the grants open now and upcoming grants information where the new Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub will be used.

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 philanthropy@pgtrust.co.nz.
And don’t forget, our team are available to help Monday – Friday.  We’ll get back in touch with you within 24 hours (but usually much quicker than this).

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.

Alexander & Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust
For Taranaki students to obtain further education or training which would be useful to them in farming pursuits. This round is for secondary school students (up to age 21 years), intending to pursue their first year of education/training in the area of farming/agriculture (excluding rural-financial courses) in 2022.
Applications open 13 September – 1 October 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

Central Hawke’s Bay Arts Scholarship (Jessie O’Marshall Legacy)
For Central Hawke’s Bay College pupils pursuing a course of study, preferably a diploma or degree, in one or more of the arts at a recognised school of art in New Zealand in 2022. Those currently in Year 13 at Central Hawke’s Bay College or those who have been a pupil of Central Hawke’s Bay College within the last three years are welcome to apply. Past pupils of colleges within the coastal Bay of Plenty area may also be considered.
Applications open 6 September – 24 September 2021.
Applicants will need to first register to apply on the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub.

Cranleigh Harper Barton Cultural Trust
For charitable organisations or objects with preference given to those in the Canterbury area supporting arts and culture.
Applications open 6 September – 24 September 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

UPDATED: Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted & Mollie Carr Endowment Trust
Funding levels have been recently reassessed and Perpetual Guardian is pleased to open an application round in 2021.  
We welcome applications from charities operating within the Greater Auckland region, who support sick, elderly, poor or homeless people in the community.
Applications open 30 August – 1 October 2021 (11.59pm).
For more information and to apply, please use this link.
Note the closing date above has been extended from 24th September to 1st October due to the current pandemic alert levels in Tāmaki Makaurau & across the motu.

Hi-Tech Foundation: Leading Light Scholarships – He Whetū Mārama Ngā karapihi provides financial support for the career development and advancement of technology students.
The Hi-Tech Foundation welcomes applications from graduating high school senior students or current students enrolled in higher education to apply for funding to support their learning pathway in the technology sector.
Applications open 16 August – 31 October 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

John T Gibson Trust
For Taranaki High School students pursuing their first year of agricultural or veterinary science education in 2022.  Scholarship funding is provided for the purpose of purchasing text books necessary for the particular course.
Applications open 13 September – 1 October 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

Legacy Performing Arts Trust Palmerston North
Representing the Evelyn Rawlins Arts Trust, Mavis & Beatrix Francis Arts Trust and Molly Atkinson Arts Trust
For the benefit of individuals, groups and events pertaining to the performing arts within the City of Palmerston North.
Applications open 1 August – 30 September 2021 (5pm).
For more information and to apply, please use this link.
Please note:
Schools are not eligible to apply to this Trust for funding.
Outcomes of applications are expected to be provided in November 2021.

Margaret & Huia Clarke Trust
Applications are invited from charitable, medical, educational or benevolent organisations for the purpose charitable work in the Rotorua City or District.
Applications open 6 September – 4 October 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

Roy & Enid Nicol Charitable Trust
Applications are invited for charitable purposes (including educational) within a ten mile (17km) radius of Te Aroha Post Office.
Applications open 13 September – 8 October 2021.
For more information and to apply, please use this link.

Upcoming Grants

The following application rounds are sorted alphabetically.

A K Franks Charitable Trust
For charitable, educational or religious organisations operating within the Rodney, Kaipara, Whangarei and Far North District Council boundaries.
Please note, operational costs will not be considered in this funding round.
Applications open 4 October – 22 October 2021.
If you are intending to apply for a grant in 2021 please first register to apply on the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub.  You can do this at any point, however we recommend submitting your registration before applications open.
Please note, organisations which received a grant in 2020 are required to submit a report by 4th October 2021 using this link.

Innovation in Education: Comprising Alexander Harold Watson Charitable Trust & The Clyde Graham Charitable Trust
The Trustees welcome applications from organisations* that are working to reform educational outcomes and provide educational solutions for all, but particularly children.  Preference will be given to one or more of the following priority areas:
-Programmes that work to remove barriers to education and increase positive educational outcomes.
-Programmes that target statistically disadvantaged, marginalised, or vulnerable children – including but not limited to Māori and/or Pasifika, and/or those with learning disorders or disabilities.
-Programmes that pick up children who are not currently in education or training – such as those unable to engage with traditional schooling systems.
-Provision of second chance education – adults or senior citizens.
Two funding pools are available: grassroots and broad reach.
*Innovative applications from schools or similar will also be considered.
Applications open 27 September – 18 October 2021 but you can read through the funding guidelines beforehand using this link.

Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Award
Applications are invited for 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.
Two types of applications are eligible:

  1. From individuals (scientists, technicians, advisors, consultants and/or students holding relevant tertiary qualifications)
  2. From New Zealand institutions and organisations

Costs that may be considered are travel and associated costs (food and accommodation) for:

  1. Special seminars
  2. National and international meetings and conferences
  3. NZ organisations bringing international researchers to NZ to carry out research and development, lectures and seminars in NZ
  4. Research costs as a result of that travel including any course costs/added training costs.

Please note, preference will be given to domestic (New Zealand based travel) in the current funding round due to the Covid19 pandemic and its implications on international travel.
Applications open 4 October – 25 October 2021.

NEW: Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Fellowship
Applications are invited for Research and Development Fellowships, the outcome of which provide a demonstrable benefit to the pastoral industry of New Zealand.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Have achieved a relevant Masters, PhD or Doctorate tertiary qualification, or have the equivalent career experience of research and development in soils, plants and animals and related areas to the pastoral industry.
  • Be carrying out full time research under an appropriate institution
  • Propose activities yet to take place.

Costs that may be considered include research costs, living costs, travel relating to research, research resources, research support.
Applications opening soon – dates to be confirmed.
Applications open 4 October – 25 October 2021.

Updates

Anstiss-Garland Charitable Trust: will not be opening for applications in 2021.

Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust: Please note the Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust opening date for applications in 2021 is currently on hold.

Jeanne Mary Webb Charitable Trust: will not be opening for applications in 2021.

Trimble Agricultural Research Travel Fellowship: is unlikely to open for applications in 2021 due to the impact of the Covid19 pandemic on international travel. Please check back again for updates.

2021 Application Schedule

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

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