As New Zealand’s pre-eminent provider of philanthropic services, Guardian Trust has the tried and tested experience to ensure that one person’s charitable goals and visions can become a reality.

We are proud to provide charitable organisations and individuals with access to funding opportunities through the enduring legacies of our clients and serve local and national communities with the seamless and transparent transfer of grants.

Discretionary Charitable Trusts

These trusts open annually for applications, with successful applicants receiving funds to assist charitable purposes in New Zealand.

Details of each trust’s history, objectives, and potential distributions are outlined below, along with an online application form to be completed with all relevant information.

We have a number of trusts open for applications now, some coming up for applications in the near future, and those that will be open later in the year.

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For any queries about the application process and how to apply for funding please refer to our FAQ sheet. Alternatively, you can contact our Philanthropy team by e-mailing

Open for Applications Now

Margaret Russell Charitable Trust

Opening Dates: 21 November 2014 – 19 December 2014
Details: Fund Guideline     Application Form

W. Duncan Bickley Trust Fund

Opening Dates: 28 November 2014 – 19 December 2014
Details: Fund Guideline     Application Form

Coming Soon


Discretionary Charitable Trust Schedule


Alexander Harold Watson Charitable Trust

The Alexander and Gladys Shepherd Scholarships Trust


The John Mitchell McLachlan Charitable Trust

The Strathlachlan Fund


Estate of George Sevicke Jones

Alice & Stan Flavell Charitable Trust


Jack & Marjorie Ferrier Charitable Trust No 2

The Kingdom Foundation

The Hutter Charitable Trust

Estate of Gordon Lindsey Isaacs


The Gwen Rogers Trust Fund

The Eric Hattaway Bridgman Trust Fund

The Charles Rupert Stead Trust


The Vernon Hall Trust Fund

The Clyde Graham Charitable Trust

The Kathleen Dorothy Kirkby Charitable Trust

Holzer Family Charitable Trust

The James Russell Lewis Trust


The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust

Jack Swindells Scholarship

The B. A. Lewis Charitable Trust


Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis

The Cranleigh Harper Barton Cultural Trust

T. M. Hosking Charitable Trust

The J.A. Redwood Charitable Trust


Wilfred Alexander Rooth Atkinson Trust

The Gordon Bartleet Trust Fund

Ted and Mollie Carr Alcoholism Trust Fund

The Mr. and Mrs. George Denton Trust

The Graham Hirst Kitney Charitable Trust


A. K. Franks Charitable Trust

Snowden-Watts Charitable Trust

N H Taylor Charitable Trust

The Harold Holt Charitable Trust

The Bill Brown Trust

N. R. Thomson Charitable Trust


Estate of William John Brien

W. Duncan Bickley Trust Fund

Benjamin and Jane Murray Trust

Margaret Russell Charitable Trust



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