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    Applying for Funding

    As the custodian of our clients’ philanthropic investment, we work hard to understand and act on their founding vision. You can use our granting schedule below to determine whether any of our legacy giving programmes match your area of operation.

    We constantly enhance this information to help enable you to conduct thoughtful research, planning, and the project-matching needed to pair with the right kind of funding for your organisation.

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    Our Granting Schedule
    Take a look at our current granting schedule, last updated 8 May 2019
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    Digital First - New Granting System

    In response to a rapidly and dramatically changing world, Perpetual Guardian implemented a new online grants administration system in 2018. This new system helps connect givers and change makers more meaningfully.

    We hope to build capacity, increase visibility and improve collaboration. The system allows you to:

    • Save your applications midway and complete it later.
    • Keep track of all your applications and accountability reports on one Applicant Dashboard.
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    Grants Open Now

    The Roy & Enid Nicol Charitable Trust
    20 May 2019 - 7 June 2019
    For charitable purposes (including educational) within a ten mile (17 km) radius of Te Aroha Post Office.

    For more information and to apply please click here

    The Hicks Trust
    7 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
    A bi-annual scholarship which any student can apply for, who has successfully completed a Level 3 Horticulture or Arboriculture course, either at the Wintec Hamilton Campus or a regionally based program with Wintec, and will be enrolling in a fulltime Level 4 Horticulture or Arboriculture program.

    For more information and to apply please click here

    The Estate of George Sevicke Jones
    6 May 2019 - 1 July 2019
    For charitable purposes in Christchurch and Timaru. The trustee will be seeking applications for a multi year partnership aligning with one or more of the following priority areas:

    • Social problems and/or challenges - new and emerging solutions, research and development
    • Education/collaboration/leadership - new and emerging solutions, research and development
    • Health/well-being - new and emerging solutions, research and development.

    For more information and to apply please click here.

    James & Edgar Hazlett Trust
    6 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
    To support charitable purposes in Dunstan, Clyde, Alexandra.

    For more information and to apply please click here.

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    Upcoming Grants

    Aileen Drewitt Charitable Trust
    4 June 2019 - 24 June 2019
    For the charitable work for such Protestant, charitable or educational institutions in the City of Wellington and/or the Wellington City Council but only for the purpose of assisting the City Council in any effort towards the beautification of the Wellington Waterfront.

    Farina Thompson Charitable Trust
    4 June 2019 - 24 June 2019
    Children's homes, children's activities (ages 0-13); also residential care facilities and activities for those with intellectual, cognitive, or physical disabilities, in the Canterbury region.

    Scientia Trust - Cinema Archive Fund
    4 June 2019 - 24 June 2019
    To encourage the growth and use of the New Zealand Film Archive (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision).

    Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust
    10 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
    For charities based in Tauranga, Invercargill, or Queenstown, who focus on the welfare of the youth, elderly, or those with physical or mental disabilities.

    J D Stout Charitable Estate (The Stout Trust)
    17 June 2019 – 31 July 2019
    The preservation of natural or historic sites or amenities for public enjoyment and/or
    the promotion or creation of preservation of works of art including visual audio or literary arts.

    Please note:

    The following Trusts will not be open for general granting in 2019:
    Von Burns Charitable Trust
    Alexander Harold Watson Charitable Trust
    James Russell Lewis Trust
    George Denton Trust

    The Strathlachlan Fund High Engagement round will not be opening in 2019.

    Application Forms

    Following a great deal of consultation, feedback, research and planning, we worked with a number of strategic consultants to develop a new application framework for our grant seekers.

    What does that mean for you? If you’re applying for a small amount, your application will be short and require less supplementary information. If you’re applying for a large amount, your application will be more detailed and need more supplementary information.

    The new framework is designed to save you some time, and provide more meaningful information for our Trustees to make their decisions. The applications are categorised into three tiers:

    • Grants under $15,000
    • Grants between $15,000 and $100,000
    • Grants $100,000+
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    Application Forms
    Examples of our typical application forms can be found here.
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    What should you do now?

    You can find a link to apply for funding under "Grants Open Now." Use this link to find specific information on the Trust open for applications, as well as an online application form. After you’ve started an application, you’ll receive an email. Please read the instructions provided in that and all subsequent emails carefully. You can also find helpful information on our FAQs tab for each Trust you apply for.

    Tips before you get started:

    • You’ll need to create a new login for each Trust you apply for. This is because accountability reports have to be submitted using the individual links sent to you via email after the grant has been approved. However, you are able to see the status of all Trusts you’ve applied for while being logged into one Trust.
    • To return to your incomplete application, follow the link in the first email we send you. Don’t start another application.
    • You may skip to other questions by clicking on the different steps on the left menu in the application.

    Important Note: Unsubmitted applications will be automatically declined. Please ensure you’ve submitted your application by the due date.

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