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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 16 January 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 Harold Holt Charitable Trust
    14 January 2019 – 27 February 2019
    For charitable activities addressing the education of young people, culture, recreation, the environment, social welfare, the disabled, aged and infirm within the City of Napier, including Otatara.

    To apply please click on this link

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    Upcoming Grants

    The Alexander and Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust
    4 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
    To assist young persons from Taranaki already enrolled in and studying an agricultural course.

    Strathlachlan Fund
    4 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
    For organisations that focus on changing the causes of women's vulnerability.

    The Kathleen Spragg Agricultural Research Trust
    4 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
    To support travel for scientists in pastoral research

    Belfast Community Trust
    Dates to be confirmed.
    For charitable purposes benefiting the residents of Belfast (Christchurch)

    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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