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.

The Funding Hub has been in use since late 2021. So if you haven’t applied for a grant for a while, you may not have an account yet.

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 – 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).

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.

Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & the Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust
Perpetual Guardian welcomes applications from charities operating within the Greater Auckland region who support sick, elderly, poor or homeless people in the community. A small number of multi year grants may be considered. 
Applications are scheduled to open from 1st – 19th August 2022.

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.

Hi-Tech Foundation: Leading Light Scholarships – He Whetū Mārama Ngā karahipi
The Hi-Tech Foundation welcomes applications from aspiring students who want to enrol in higher education to apply for funding to support their learning pathway in the technology sector.
Applications are scheduled to open from 5th August – 30th September 2022.

Jeanne Mary Webb Charitable Trust
For the activities of the First Church of Christ Science, Christchurch, The Patricia A Fleming Fund and education within the Christian Science Church.
Applications are scheduled to open from 1st – 19th August 2022.

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.

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.

Legacy Performing Arts Trust Palmerston North
Representing the Evelyn Rawlins Arts Trust, the Mavis & Beatrix Francis Arts Trust and the Molly Atkinson Arts Trust
Perpetual Guardian welcomes applications for the benefit of individuals, groups and events pertaining to the performing arts (dance, theatre, music or artistic performance) within the City of Palmerston North.
Aroha mai; schools are not eligible to apply for direct funding from this Trust.
Applications are scheduled to open from 1st August – 30th September 2022.

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, please visit the New Zealand Companion Animals Trust website.
Closing dates for applications are 1 February and 1 July annually.

New Zealand Nursing Fund
Scholarships to support nurses, particularly in the continuation of their training and learning. Preference will be given to nurses who are:

  • Based in Wellington Central Hospitals – particularly cardiac nurses advancing their expertise in cardiac nursing
  • Based in the Taranaki district or Taranaki Base Hospital, studying in any capacity.

Applications open Monday 4 July – Friday 5 September 2022.

Russell Henderson Charitable Trust
Perpetual Guardian welcomes applications from organisations operating in Otago (excluding Southland) for charitable activities well aligned with one of the following three purposes:

  1. Critical services – protecting life and keeping people fed, safe and secure. Examples include activities tackling food scarcity, family safety/violence, mental health providers, counselling and rehabilitation services (in the context of addiction), family debt.
  2. Education – specifically activities to support mental health and engagement in education (primary and secondary level)
  3. Arts and culture – activities that promote arts and culture within Otago.

Applications for small, local focused activities as well as larger projects that potentially have a longer lasting impact will be considered. The Trustee particularly encourages applications that positively impact Alexandra and surrounding townships. Grant values are expected to be $10,000 – $25,000 with discretion to expand outside this range. 
Please note that the focus areas and grant range may alter in future funding rounds.
Applications are scheduled to open from 1st – 19th August 2022.

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.

Stout Trust
The Stout Trust considers applications 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.

Applications open Monday 18 July – Wednesday 31 August 2022 (5pm)

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

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.

T M Hosking Charitable Trust
Perpetual Guardian welcomes charitable organisations operating in the greater Auckland region to apply for funding to support their work in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Child care (in the sense of welfare)
  2. Drug dependency
  3. Alcohol abuse

Applications are scheduled to open from 1st – 19th August 2022.

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]

Alexander & Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust (Round 2)
Scholarships for secondary school students from the Taranaki region commencing studies in 2023 for the following purposes:

  1. Education or training to attain further knowledge and skills towards farming pursuits at an approved education facility or
  2. Attainment of an agricultural degree or certificate at a tertiary institution or other suitable education facility or training farm.

This scholarship is not open to students studying veterinary science and rural financial courses.
Applications are scheduled to open from 5th September – 23rd September 2022.

Alexander Harold Watson Charitable Trust
In 2022 Perpetual Guardian welcomes applications from organisations working in one of the following focus areas:

  1. Environment and conservation – specifically pest control
  2. Care and protection of animals – specifically desexing programmes.

Applications are scheduled to open from 5th September – 23rd September 2022.

Central Hawke’s Bay Arts Scholarship (Jessie O’Marshall Legacy)
For Central Hawke’s Bay College pupils pursing 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 are scheduled to open from 1st September – 30th September 2022.

Clyde Graham Charitable Trust
In 2022 Perpetual Guardian welcomes applications from organisations working in one of the following focus areas:

  1. Evaluation as a tool for fundraising.
  2. Community development – promoting social, cultural and economic well-being of our communities. Specifically, the Trustee is interested in proposals from collective community projects and campaigns that generate solutions to common societal challenges.
  3. International activities – registered New Zealand charities providing international support.

Applications are scheduled to open from 5th September – 23rd September 2022.

John T Gibson Trust Scholarships
For Taranaki Secondary School students who will be commencing a university agricultural or veterinary science course in 2023. The scholarship is for reimbursement of all text book costs.
A short essay (minimum 300 words) is required as part of the application process: Discuss why New Zealand Aotearoa should maximise efforts to reduce agricultural emissions even though New Zealand is a very small contributor to overall greenhouse gases. 
Applications are scheduled to open from 5th September – 23rd September 2022.

Margaret & Huia Clarke Trust
For charitable, medical, educational or benevolent organisations for charitable work in the Rotorua City or District.
Applications are scheduled to open from 1st September – 7th October 2022.

Roy & Enid Nicol Charitable Trust
For charitable purposes (including educational) within a ten mile (17 km) radius of Te Aroha Post Office.
Applications are scheduled to open from 5th September – 23rd September 2022.

Tui Flower Foundation
More information coming soon

New Grant Opportunities

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

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, please visit the New Zealand Companion Animals Trust website.
Closing dates for applications are 1 February and 1 July in 2022.

Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund – Secondary School Scholarships
For Year 9 students of Māori descent undertaking secondary education in New Zealand who have demonstrated financial need, academic ability and aptitude.
More information will be available closer to when applications open. Applications are managed by the Māori Education Trust which can be visited here.
Applications are scheduled to open in November 2022 and will likely close in February 2023 (to be confirmed).

Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund – Tertiary Scholarships
Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Māori descent undertaking tertiary studies. Priority may be given to STEM learning pathways. More information will be available closer to when applications open. Applications are managed by the Māori Education Trust which can be visited here.
Applications are scheduled to open in November 2022 and will likely close in March 2023 (to be confirmed).

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. Please visit the New Zealand College of Musculoskeletal Medicine website for more information. Applications are open year round but for the most part are considered by the Board of granting in May.

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.

Applications are open now and are 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 recently been rescheduled to open in October 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.

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. This will be reassessed in the last quarter of 2022.

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.

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