Grants Open & Upcoming

Introducing a change to our application process: The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub

We are pleased to let you know that we are now using a new tool, the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub. 

The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub 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!

If you are ready to register for an account now, please feel welcome to do so here: The Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub
Please note it can take up to 3 days for your registration to be processed – particularly over the weekend.

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 (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).

Log in or register for a Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub Account here.

Grants Open Now

Register for an account with the Perpetual Guardian Funding Hub in order to apply now.
Please allow for up to 3 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.

Frank Sydenham Scholarships
Scholarship(s) to enable former students from schools within the statutory boundary of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to undertake postgraduate horticulture, agriculture or forestry programme (or related subjects).
Open 16 February 2022. No closing date currently scheduled.
Please note the Trustee is testing a year round application period, subject to application volumes. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.

Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation – Art Award
A 12 month award to support an emerging New Zealand artist (specifically, a painter or sculptor) showing promise. This application round will award two successful applications – one for the 2023 calendar year and one for the 2024 calendar year. Preference may be given to artists based in Canterbury or with an artistic connection to Canterbury.
Applications open 1st May – 30th June 2022.

The Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Fellowship
For Research and Development Fellowships, the outcome of which provide a demonstrable benefit to the pastoral industry of New Zealand.
Eligibility requirements:

  • 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.
  • The proposal must be for activities yet to take place (i.e. not for activities already carried out).
  • Applications from those that are not New Zealand permanent residents or citizens may be considered, providing they are carrying out the work at a recognised New Zealand institution and the work has clear benefits for the New Zealand pastoral industry and/or a clear plan to remain in New Zealand as a means of benefiting the New Zealand pastoral industry.

Open 25 January 2022 – full time until further notice. Please note the Trustees are testing a year round application period, subject to application volumes. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.

The Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Award
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:
– From individuals (scientists, technicians, advisors, consultants and/or students holding relevant tertiary qualifications). 
– From New Zealand institutions and organisations. 

Applications from those that are not New Zealand permanent residents or citizens may be considered, providing they are carrying out the work at a recognised New Zealand institution and the work has clear benefits for the New Zealand pastoral industry and/or a clear plan to remain in New Zealand as a means of benefiting the New Zealand pastoral industry.

Open 26 January 2022 – full time until further notice.  Please note the Trustees are testing a year round application period, subject to application volumes. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.

Upcoming Grants

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).

[Listed alphabetically]

E L and J B Sanderson Cerebral Palsy Trust
Applications are welcomed from organisations providing for the benefit of people living in the Canterbury region with cerebral palsy who require 24 hour care.
Applications open Wednesday 1st June – Thursday 23rd June 2022.

The Hicks Trust (Round 2)
A bi-annual scholarship for a specified course at WINTEC. The course for this application round is to be confirmed shortly. Please check back again soon.
Applications open Monday 13 June – Thursday 23 June 2022.

There are two public holidays in June. The Philanthropy team will be unavailable for support on Queen’s Birthday (Monday, 6 June 2022) and Matariki (Friday, 24 June 2022).

New Grant Opportunities

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

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.

Applications are opening soon and will be available to apply for throughout the year.

Updates to Application Rounds

Activation Fund
The next application round is scheduled for 2024.

Bill Brown Charitable Trust
The next application round is scheduled for 2023.

Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust
Funding distributions for the Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust are no longer managed by Perpetual Guardian. Please contact the Christchurch Casino if you have any questions regarding future funding distributions.

Cranleigh Harper Barton Cultural Trust
The next application round is scheduled for 2023.

Estate of George Sevicke Jones
The Estate of George Sevicke Jones application round is currently on hold. Priority areas/objectives for the next application round are to be confirmed.

Farina Thompson Charitable Trust
Unfortunately the Farina Thompson Charitable Trust will not be opening for applications in 2022 due to the Trust’s existing multi-year commitments and decreases in available grant funding.

Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust
Originally scheduled to open in June 2022; this has been rescheduled to open in August 2022.

Little Kowhai Charitable Trust
Originally scheduled for June 2022. The Little Kowhai Charitable Trust application round is currently on hold. Priority areas/objectives for the next application round are to be confirmed.

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust
No application round is scheduled for 2022. 

Perpetual Guardian Governance Resource Centre in collaboration with the Institute of Directors
Sorry, no future application rounds are currently planned for the Governance Resource Centre.

Roger Wait and Norah Wait Charitable Trust
The next application round is scheduled for 2023.

Scientia Trust – Cinema Archive Fund
The next application round has been rescheduled for 2023.

Scientia Trust – Planet Earth Fund
The next application round is scheduled for 2023 or later.

Stout Trust
The 2022 application round is scheduled to open on 18 July 2022 and close on 31 August 2022 for the following 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.

2021 grantees and previous grantees with active grants in place are expected to provide an accountability report by 31 August 2022.
If your grant was valued at $20,000 or less please use this link
If your grant was valued at more than $20,000 + please use this link

Strathlachlan Fund
Originally scheduled for June 2022. This round has been rescheduled to open in September 2022. Funding priorities are yet to be determined but will continue to honour the charitable intent of the Settlors – changing the causes of Women’s vulnerability in Aotearoa. Multi year grants are unlikely to be available in 2022.

Tayla Made Foundation
The next application round timing is yet to be confirmed.

Trimble Agricultural Research (Travel) Fellowship
We are unable to confirm at this stage whether the Trimble Agricultural Research (Travel) Fellowship will be open for applications in 2022 due to the impact of Covid19 on international travel.

Tui Flower Foundation
The Tui Flower Foundation was originally scheduled to open in April 2022.  This has been rescheduled to September or later 2022.  

Application Schedules

Our 2022 application schedules (Organisations and Individuals) can be found here for planning purposes.

Need some help?

Phone us on 0800 737 738 or fill in your details below.

Top