Harcourts Foundation
New Zealand

Harcourts launched Harcourts Foundation in 2008.

Our promise is simple; to provide support that helps grow and enrich our communities. With 100% of the funds raised going straight to the charities who need it most, we’ve been able to provide grants to support local charities throughout New Zealand. We’re incredibly proud of the work the Harcourts Foundation and its many supporters are doing to help to change lives and make dreams come true.

Through the Harcourts Foundation we support the Hospice NZ Grants Programme; which provides all member hospices with the opportunity to purchase much needed equipment.

Every donation to the grants fund, directly supports Hospices from the far north to the deep south to continue their work, enabling people to live every moment in whatever way is important to them.

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Apply for a Grant

Step 1
Please read our application criteria to see if your organisation is eligible for a grant.
Step 2
Confirm current round dates
Step 3
We've granted millions of dollars across thousands of community group applicants.

Recent Grant Recipients

Round 54 Grant Recipients

Organisation Region Franchise Grant Amount
Pukekohe High School Childcare Centre Northern Port Realty Ltd $1,820.00
Mauku School Northern Port Realty Ltd $1,820.00
Patumahoe Mauku Playcentre Northern Port Realty Ltd $1,820.00
Christ the King Catholic School Northern TwentyThree Group Ltd $1,233.95
Redhills Community Kindergarten Inc Northern Blue Fern Realty Ltd $4,281.89
Matipo Primary School Northern Blue Fern Realty Ltd $4,701.33
Rising Foundation Trust Northern New Age Realty Ltd $3,527.40
Taupiri Bowling Club Central Riverlands Real Estate Ltd $1,035.00
Hamilton Toybox toy library Central Monarch Real Estate Ltd $1,008.95
Clothe our kids – Waikato Central Monarch Real Estate Ltd $1,500.00
Patricia Avenue School Central Monarch Real Estate Ltd $1,500.00
Breast Cancer Research Trust Central Monarch Real Estate Ltd $1,031.55
Whangamata Surf Lifesaving Club Inc Central Paradise Coast Realty Ltd $1,926.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Rotorua Central ETB Realty Ltd $3,000.00
Aratika Cancer Trust Central ETB Realty Ltd $2,000.00
Broomfield School Christchurch Four Seasons Realty Ltd $2,250.00
KidsCan Christchurch Gold Real Estate Group Ltd $20,000.00
Stoke Toy Library Incorporated South Island Platinum Blue Ltd $457.48
The Nelson Squash Rackets Club Incorporated South Island Platinum Blue Ltd $2,910.00
Richmond Group Riding for the Disabled South Island Platinum Blue Ltd $3,632.79
Moutere Hills RSA Memorial Library (Mapua Community Library) South Island Platinum Blue Ltd $500.00
Creative Kids Trust South Island Marlborough Real Estate 2008 Ltd $1,000.00
Marlborough Group, Riding for the Disabled South Island Marlborough Real Estate 2008 Ltd $1,000.00
Renwick Menz Shed South Island Marlborough Real Estate 2008 Ltd $1,000.00
Total $64,956.34

Eligibility & Round Dates

What is the current focus?

We have a clear focus on providing grants to reputable community-based organisations which need funding for projects and initiatives designed to benefit as many people as possible. We will prioritise applications that demonstrate that their grant will have the widest community impact.

As we develop over time, our focus may change to reflect the focus and interests of those contributing to and guiding the Harcourts Foundation.

How the foundation works?

Harcourts New Zealand team members donate a percentage of their commission from the sale of properties and these funds are administered by the Harcourts Foundation. Every dollar donated goes into communities where they’re needed.

The contributing offices know their local communities best and decide which charities, groups or projects they wish to support in their area. Examples include local schools, surf lifesaving clubs, Riding for the Disabled, Hospice and other small charities which struggle to find funding.

What are the application guidelines?

  • Grant applications must be for a specific project, item, or initiative.
  • Requests for the project, item or initiative must be scheduled to occur within six months of receiving the grant.
  • Grants will not be given for items already purchased or initiatives/projects already held.
  • If the grant is not used for the purpose for which it was applied, the funds MUST be returned so we can provide the
    grant to another group elsewhere.
  • If you are a branch of an organisation or charity where another branch has been successful in achieving a grant from us in the past:
    • this does not mean you automatically qualify for a grant; and
    • each application will be considered independently based on funds available and circumstances at the time.
  • Please attach a quote with your grant application which matches the dollar amount you are requesting. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications without a quote.

What are our Primary Objectives?

  • The advancement of social and community welfare in New Zealand
  • The relief of poverty in New Zealand
  • The care, support and protection of the aged, children, and young people and people with disability in New Zealand
  • The promotion of community development to enhance social and economic participation in New Zealand
  • The promotion and fostering of art and culture in New Zealand
  • The promotion of education in New Zealand including the establishment and support of schools, universities and other educational establishments
  • The provision of facilities for the education of pupils of schools, universities or other education establishments

What is excluded?

Please do not submit funding requests for:

  • Individual needs – such as salaries and wages. Our focus is on supporting as many people as possible within our communities.
  • Administrative or operational costs.
  • Overseas or other travel costs.
  • Religious, political, or hobby causes or activities.
  • Marketing/advertising (i.e. printing, clothing).
  • Catering

The purpose for which the funds are sought doesn’t fit into the Foundation’s objectives.

As a Foundation, we look forward to growing the contributions we make to our communities. We look forward to funding as many applicants as possible, however, please understand if we are unable to support your particular request.

What are the current round dates?

  • We are now in Round 55 (5th July – 11th October)
  • All applications must be received before 11.59 pm on the 11th October 2022
  • Any applications received on the 12th October will be considered in the following round (Round 56)
  • Decisions are due to be made by 3 weeks after the round closes.

Application Rounds 2022-2023

  • Round 56 (12 October 2022 – 13 January 2023)
  • Round 57 (14 January 2023 – 14 April 2023)
  • Round 58 (15 April 2023 – 7 July 2023)


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We have been made aware of people, via facebook messenger, impersonating The Harcourts Foundation, friends or relatives, or other public figures, to solicit people to apply for a “grant” through the payment of an “application fee”.

Please note: the ONLY way to apply for a grant is through our website and we will NEVER ask for an application fee or any kind of payment to apply for a grant. Please forward any suspicious communications to the ACCC’s Scam Watch and to information@harcourtsfoundation.org. If you or someone you know has transferred funds to any parties falsely representing The Harcourts Foundation, please contact your local police.