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:

Scientia Trust - Planet Earth Fund

Tuesday 12th September 2017 to Tuesday 31st October 2017

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

Fund Guidelines | Application Form | Budget Template

A K Franks Charitable Trust

Monday 2nd October 2017 to Friday 20th October 2017

For charitable, educational or religious organisations operating within the Rodney, Kaipara, Whangarei and Far North District Council boundaries.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

The Bill Brown Trust

Monday 2nd October 2017 to Friday 20th October 2017

For charitable or educational purposes or institutions with 16kms of the Wellington General Post Office.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

Margaret & Huia Clarke Trust

Thursday 5th October 2017 to Thursday 26th October 2017

For charitable, medical or educational Rotorua-based organisations for benevolent purpose.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

The Gordon Bartleet Trust Fund

Thursday 5th October 2017 to Thursday 26th October 2017

For Protestant and charitable Rotorua-based organisations for the purpose of public education or for some other benevolent purpose.

Fund Guideline | Application Form

Upcoming Grants:

Parkinson Memorial Park Trust

This grant has been deferred until further notice

Note: Please download the calendar for an updated version.

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.