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.

E L and J B Sanderson Cerebral Palsy Trust
We invite organisations providing for the benefit of people living in the Canterbury region with cerebral palsy who require 24 hour care to apply for funding.
Applications open 7 June – 25 June 2021
For more information, and to apply click here.

Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust
Applications open 7 June – 25 June 2021 for the following purposes:

  • Charities based in Tauranga, Invercargill, or Queenstown, who focus on the care and welfare of youth, elderly, or those with physical or intellectual disabilities.
  • The advancement of education of children in or about Tauranga.
  • The advancement of medical research in New Zealand

Please note, the Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust will not make grants for staffing/wages and general administrative expenses.
For more information, and to apply click here.

Little Kowhai Charitable Trust – Environmental Grant Round
The Little Kowhai Charitable Trust welcomes applications from organisations creating positive environmental change in the areas of:

  • Preserving and restoring the Hauraki Gulf
  • Preserving and restoring our existing native forests
  • Improving the efficiency of land use for food production and/or a particular interest in reducing food waste and promoting food rescue.

More detailed criteria will be available when applications open.
Applications open 1 June – 30 June 2021.
For more information, and to apply click here.

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 – 25 June 2021 (extended from the originally published closing date).
For more information, and to apply click here.

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 – 30 June 2021 (extended).
For more information, and to apply click here.

The Hicks Trust
A bi-annual scholarship for a specified course at WINTEC. This application round is open to students who have enrolled in WINTEC’s Advanced Horticulture Trades (Level 4) in one of the following strands:

  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Arboriculture

Applications open 21 June – 2 July 2021 (5pm).
For more information, and to apply click here.

The Strathlachlan Fund – Grassroots Round
This funding round is for small to medium grassroots organisations changing the causes of womens vulnerability at a local community level. We welcome applications from charitable organisations focusing on one of the following:

  • Young women currently not in education or training
  • Women who are the victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse
  • Women wishing to break dependency on drugs or alcohol
  • Positive mental health initiatives
  • Reduction in levels of poverty
  • Isolated older women.

Applications open 7 June – 25 June 2021
For more information, and to apply click here.

Update: Please note the Strathlachlan Fund – High Engagement Round will not be opening for applications in 2021 due to the Trust’s existing multi year grant commitments and limited funding availability. 

Yvonne and Dudley Lorimer Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship to support a student undertaking horticulture related endeavours at WINTEC.  This funding round welcomes applications from students enrolled in a Level 5 WINTEC Arboriculture or Landscape Design programme in 2021.
Applications open 21 June – 2 July 2021 (5pm).
For more information, and to apply, click here.

Upcoming Grants

The following application rounds are sorted by opening date.

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 5 July – 23 July 2021

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.
Please note outcomes of applications are expected to be provided in November 2021.

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

2021 Application Schedule

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

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