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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:

Estate of Gordon Lindsey Isaacs

Friday 21th April 2017 to Saturday 27th May 2017

To charitable organisations in the Palmerston North and Manawatu areas with a focus on the relief of poverty, advancement of education or religion or any other matter beneficial to the community.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

J D Stout Charitable Trust (The Stout Trust)

Wednesday 24th May 2017 to Friday 30th June 2017

To promote and preserve environmental and cultural heritage.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

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

Grant Kemble, CEO, shared this whakatauki at the 2016 Rose Hellaby Māori Education Awards

“Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nona te ngahere – ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga, nona te ao.”

The bird who feeds on the miro berry has the forest. The bird that feeds on knowledge has the world.

- Grant Kemble, CEO, shared this whakatauki at the 2016 Rose Hellaby Māori Education Awards

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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.