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

Alexander and Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust (Round One)
Applications open: 1 February – 29 February 2020
For students from Taranaki for the further continuation of tertiary education or training in the agricultural/farming sector.  This round is for students up to the age of 21 already undertaking degrees or courses.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

E L and J B Sanderson Cerebral Palsy Trust
Applications open 3 February – 28 February 2020
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.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Farming Research Trust (Leonard Condell Scholarships)
Closing date: 10 March 2020
For students carrying out agricultural research.
For Postgraduate Scholarship information, please click here.
For PhD Scholarship information, please click here.

Harold Holt Charitable Trust
Applications open: 20 January – 28 February 2020
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 application round focuses on the education of young people, culture, recreation, the environment, social welfare, the disabled, aged and infirm.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Trust (Round 1)
Applications open: 3 February – 28 February 2020
Pertaining to the New Zealand pastoral industry:

  • Scientists, technicians, advisors and consultants, or PhD students for travel within New Zealand or overseas for the purpose of research/training which would be of value to their work.
  • To enable overseas research workers to travel to New Zealand to conduct research and development.
  • It is also open to institutions and organisations to enable overseas experts to be brought to New Zealand to deliver lectures and/or participate in seminars relating to research and development.
Individuals: For more information and to apply, please click here.
Organisations: For more information and to apply, please click here.
 

Onuku Maori Lands Trust
Applications open: 3 February – 3 April 2020
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 Lands Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust.
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9am 14 April 2020.  More details will be provided on the application form.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Otama Marere Trust
Applications open: 3 February – 3 April 2020
For those studying full 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.
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9am 14 April 2020.  More details will be provided on the application form.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Robert C Bruce Charitable Trust
Applications open: 2 December 2019 – 27 March 2020
For specific afforestation projects on public land (New Zealand wide).
For more information and to apply, please click here.

SV Ratley Scholarship
Closing date: 20 March 2020
To support innovators in food packaging which enhance the reputation of New Zealand foodstuffs, both locally and internationally.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Trimble Agricultural Research (Travel) Fellowships
Applications open 3 February – 13 March 2020 (5pm).
To support overseas travel for scientists in agricultural research.  Emphasis is on research likely to produce results of a nature that will have a direct application to the agricultural industry of New Zealand.  
Please note that future application rounds (for research travel  in 2021 and beyond) will be rescheduled for September/October with successful award recipients announced after November.  A second application round will be held in September/October 2020 for this purpose.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Whakapaupakihi 6 & 7 Lands Trust
Applications open: 3 February – 3 April 2020
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 Lands Trust or a beneficiary of a whanau trust.
Please note: Applications are not considered complete unless required supporting documentation is supplied to the Rotorua branch of Perpetual Guardian no later than 9am 14 April 2020.  More details will be provided on the application form.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

 

Upcoming Grants

Frank Sydenham Scholarships
Applications open in 2 March – 10 April 2020.
To enable former students from schools within the statutory boundary of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to undertake post graduate horticulture, agriculture or forestry studies (or related subjects).

Charles Taylor Drysdale Estate
Applications open 2 March – 31 March 2020.
For charitable purposes in the Southland area, particularly for accommodation, recreational or holiday facilities for young people.

Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award
Applications open 1 May – 30 June 2020.
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 applicants – one for the calendar year 2021 and one for the calendar year 2022.
Preference may be given to artists based in Canterbury or with an artistic connection to Canterbury.

South Canterbury Trusts
A & R Edgar South Canterbury Trust
The General Charitable Fund South Canterbury
Applications open 6 April – 1 May 2020.
For charitable purposes in South Canterbury.

Stewart Family Charitable Trust
Applications open 2 March – 31 March 2020.
For charitable purposes in the Southland area, particularly to assist people with illnesses, congenital defects, or circumstances beyond their control such as accidents or misfortune.

Please check back soon for more upcoming grants.

The following Trusts are undergoing a strategic granting review and opening dates are yet to be determined.
Alexander Harold Watson Charitable Trust
Strathlachlan Fund

2020 Granting Calendar

We are currently undertaking a strategic review of our 2020 granting calendar.  Please check back soon.  Our 2019 granting calendar can be found here (for planning purposes only, and subject to change for 2020).

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