Grants and Scholarships

At Perpetual Guardian it is our privilege to manage the largest number of registered Charitable Trusts in New Zealand. We administer over 550 Charitable Trusts on behalf of the generous legacies of our clients. In 2016, this translated to approximately $30 million invested in the community through grants and scholarships.

Our Vision

Our vision is for stronger New Zealand communities where everyone thrives.


Our grants strategy is to facilitate our clients enduring legacy – providing expert guidance to maximise impact and ensuring their goals and wishes are managed with integrity.

Applying for Funding

You can download our Granting Schedule – this shows what grants and scholarships are available and when.

Open for Applications:

T.M. Hosking Charitable Trust

Monday 7th August 2017 to Friday 25th August 2017

For organisations operating within the Greater Auckland area that provide childcare, or are addressing medical research into cardiac diseases and the care of the blind.

Fund Guidelines | Application Form

The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust & Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis

Monday 31st July 2017 to Friday 1st September 2017

For charities operating within the Greater Auckland region, who support sick, elderly, poor or homeless people in the community.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

Upcoming Grants:

B A Lewis Charitable Trust

August Opening Date TBC

Scientia Trust - The Planet Earth Fund

Open in September (instead of August)

To encourage the study of earthquakes, astronomical motions, internal structure of the Earth and the history of those studies.

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust

Open in September (instead of August)

The Mr. and Mrs. George Denton Trust

Monday 18th August 2017 to Monday 16th September 2017

To support Wellington-based Protestant, charitable and educational institutions; as well as for Wellington City Council to botanically beautify the city.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding Grants and Scholarships, would like to find out how you can leave an enduring legacy or would simply like to be added to our mailing list please email

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Perpetual Guardian is a trading name of The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited and Perpetual Trust Limited. For Authorised Financial Advisers, a disclosure statement is available upon request and free of charge.