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

Montfort Trimble Estate
For public afforestation in the Masterton area.
Applications open 30 November 2020 – 26 March 2021 (Note, applications may close earlier if sufficient applications are received in advance of the closing date).
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Robert C Bruce Charitable Trust
For afforestation projects on public land (New Zealand wide). Two types of grants are available:

  1. Project grants (for organisations) for afforestation projects on public land.
  2. Research grants (for individuals) for research directly related to forests and afforestation.

Applications open 30 November 2020 – 26 March 2021 (Note, applications may close earlier if sufficient applications are received in advance of the closing date).
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Upcoming Grants

Please check back again soon for more upcoming grants and scholarships.

Farming Research Fund (Leonard Condell Farming Scholarships)
For students carrying out agriculture research at Postgraduate or PhD level.
Applicants must be New Zealand born and can be studying at any University.
For more information search “Leonard Condell” on the Massey University website.
Applications open 23 January – 10 March 2021.

The Alexander and Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust (Round 1)
For Taranaki students pursuing continuation of tertiary education or training the agricultural/farming sector. To be eligible to apply for this round, students must be already undertaking relevant degrees or courses. Students up to the age of 21 years may apply.
Applications open 1 February – 26 February 2021.

The Harold Holt Charitable Trust
Covering the City of Napier including the Otatara area close to Taradale which is the location where the Eastern Institute of Technology is found. This round focuses on the education of young people, culture, recreation, the environment, social welfare, the disabled, aged and infirm.
Applications open 1 February – 26 February 2021.

Onuku Maori Lands Trust
For those studying full time or part time at a tertiary institute or university who are an owner or direct descendant of a current owner of the Onuku Maori Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust.
Applications open 1 February – 4 April 2021 (5pm).
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9th April 2021 (5pm). More details will be provided on the application form.

Otama Marere Trust
For those studying full time or part time at a tertiary institute or university who are an owner or direct descendant of a current owner of the Otama Marere Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust.
Applications open 1 February – 4 April 2021 (5pm).
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9th April 2021 (5pm). More details will be provided on the application form.

Raymond Wilson and Perpetual Guardian Governance Scholarships, in collaboration with the Institute of Directors New Zealand
This is a new scholarship round, developed by Perpetual Guardian and the Institute of Directors New Zealand, which aims to support governance education for charitable trusts. Governance is a critical part of ensuring that charities are successful and are creating positive impact towards achieving their charitable purpose.

We welcome applications from emerging and diverse directors. The scholarship will provide access to an online learning platform including the Institute of Director’s not for profit Governance Essentials educational programme as well as thought leadership interviews with leading directors, and other relevant topics such as innovation and building Board resilience in challenging times. 250 scholarships are available for the programme commencing in March 2021. Please note applications may close earlier than the published closing date if full capacity is reached.

Applications open 22 February – 19 March 2021.

R & N Wait Charitable Trust
For Heritage projects related to buildings or sites in the Canterbury region. Projects should be of benefit to the public, for instance public access available.
Applications open 1 February – 26 February 2021.

Whakapaupakihi 6 & 7 Trust
For those studying full time or part time at a tertiary institute or university who are an owner or direct descendant of a current owner of the Whakapaupakihi 6 & 7 Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust.
Applications open 1 February – 4 April 2021 (5pm).
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9th April 2021 (5pm). More details will be provided on the application form.

2021 Application Schedule

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

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