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.

Belfast Community Trust
For charitable purposes benefiting residents of Belfast, Christchurch.
Applications are open from 6 November 2023 – 15 December 2023.
Applications should be for activities/projects taking place from January 2024 onward. 
Please note that outcomes are likely to be provided in February 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.

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).
Applications are open year round. Please monitor carefully for changes as time-frames for applications may be amended.

Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Trust Awards
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 open from 3 April 2023 with no set closing date.
The next intake of applications will likely be considered in the last quarter of the year. Please monitor for updates.
Please note that applications may close when sufficient suitable applications have been received and/or when available funds have been distributed. 

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 Māori Education Fund
Three types of scholarships are available:

  1. For Year 9 students of Māori descent undertaking secondary education in New Zealand who have demonstrated financial need, academic ability and aptitude. Applications are managed by the Māori Education Trust which can be visited here. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2024.
  2. Tertiary scholarships for undergraduate students of Māori descent. Priority may be given to STEM learning pathways. Applications are managed by the Māori Education Trust which can be visited here. The closing date for applications is 31 May 2024.
  3. Tertiary scholarships for postgraduate studies Māori descent. Priority may be given to STEM learning pathways. Applications are managed by the Māori Education Trust which can be visited here. For a postgraduate scholarship application form, please email [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.

Rose Hellaby Medical Scholarship
Scholarships for registered medical practitioners for research and/or post-graduate training and experience in rheumatic disease, physical medicine and manipulative treatment overseas. 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.

Scientia Cinema Archive Fund
Established to encourage the use and growth of the New Zealand film archive Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. Grants are available for proposals such as:
– Adding to the material held by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision;
– Improving the safety, cataloguing or accessibility of this material; or
– Assisting in research based on this material (or other New Zealand related films) and the publication of the results of such research.
Organisations and individuals may apply.
Applications are open year round. 

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.

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).

 

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).

 

New Grant Opportunities

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

Selwyn Foundation Innovation Challenge Respectful Ageing Grants
By 2028, a million New Zealander’s will be 65 or over. Almost 20% of our total population. We know that in Tāmaki Makarau Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau Northland, there are 37,500 seniors currently experiencing hardship and this is likely to grow. Through Selwyn Foundation’s new Innovation Challenge grants we will provide grants for innovative products and services that will support seniors experiencing multiple vulnerabilities. We’re looking for solutions that significantly improve outcomes for older people and address the challenging and complex problems many of them face in Aotearoa. Now and into the future.
Applications are scheduled to open from 25 October – 30 November 2023.

Updates to Application Rounds

B K Otway Education Foundation – for land based learning
No further application rounds are scheduled for the B K Otway Education Foundation land based learning scholarships.
(Nursing scholarships are still available to apply for).

Epilepsy Foundation of New Zealand 2023 funding round has been deferred.
Applications have moved to a biennial structure (once every two years). The next funding round will take place in 2024.
For organisations that closely support the one in fifty New Zealanders living with epilepsy for purposes such as:
-Helping to improve quality of life by removing barriers to care
-The provision of therapy sessions
-Counselling
-Research, or
-Other health and social services related outcomes

Hi-Tech Foundation: Leading Light Scholarships – He Whetū Mārama Ngā karahipi
Update – November 2023: Contestable applications are no longer opening in 2023.
The First Foundation is running a closed/invitational partnership process as a part of a collaborative initiative aimed at growing the participation and success of Māori and Pasifika students in New Zealands technology sector. The collaboration will provide a combination of financial support, academic mentoring and other support through the recipients’ scholarship.

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.

Application Schedules

Our 2023 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