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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Hospices around New Zealand have benefited from nearly $50,000 in specialised equipment, thanks to the 2022 grants provided by the Harcourts Foundation and its supporting business owners.

The $49,408 in grants, have been distributed to 11 hospices nationwide, covering costs for items ranging from beds and mattresses to syringe drivers and shower commodes.

Alongside extending our commitment to the Hospice Grants Programme for the sixth year, we have increased the grant total from $225,000 to $275,000 thanks to a donation through the Harcourts Foundation for $30,000 and also to Harcourts Blackham and Co. business owner Riley Blackham who made an incredible donation of $20,000 earlier this year.

The 2022 grants have been allocated to:

  • Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North ($5000) for one mobile digital screen.
  • Dove Hospice, Auckland, ($5,000) for one body therapy bed and three magnetic glass whiteboards.
  • Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty, Whakatane ($5,000) for four pulse oximeters, three overbed poles, three sphygmomanometers, two propelled commode sliding footplate, two mattress overlays and, three heal protectors.
  • Hospice Marlborough, Blenheim ($3,492) for two syringe driver lock boxes, two bed extension kits, one mattress overlay and cover and, one shower commode and soft seat.
  • Hospice Mid-Canterbury, Ashburton ($4,950.00) for two HP ProBooks.
  • Hospice Southland, Invercargill ($3,343.00) for one shower commode.
  • Hospice West Auckland, Auckland ($5,188.00) for two syringe drivers and lockboxes.
  • Mercy Hospice, Auckland ($2,594.00) for one syringe driver and lockbox.
  • Nelson Tasman Hospice, Nelson ($4,951.00) for one transport bed, four bed levers, four bed handset holders, and one weighted stuffed animal.
  • Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch ($4.890) for two syringe drivers.
  • Rotorua Community Hospice, Rotorua ($5,000) for two syringe drivers and lockboxes.


Harcourts NZ Managing Director Bryan Thomson says ‘This year we are delighted to have given the largest sum to date of almost $50,000 to the Hospice Grants Programme.  The Harcourts Foundation funding for Hospice NZ has been distributed into communities such as Ashburton, Auckland, Whakatane and Blenheim to Nelson, Christchurch, Rotorua, and Invercargill enabling the amazing work that hospice do, to help people from many regions.

He continues, ‘The Harcourts Foundation has been around for 14 years and since its launch in 2008, it has remained an incredibly important part of our organisation. It allows us to reach into our communities and make a difference to those people who need support.”

Established in 2017, the goal of the programme is to provide hospices with an opportunity to apply for grants to fund key items that directly benefit people using their services.  Hospice NZ chief executive Wayne Naylor says:

“Every year, hospices around Aotearoa New Zealand rely on grants and fundraising to purchase much needed equipment to support the care of people with a terminal illness. The continued support of Harcourts makes this just a little bit easier by funding an annual grant programme through Hospice New Zealand. This year, Harcourts has supported eleven hospices with $50,000 to buy critical items such as diagnostic equipment, pain relieving syringe pumps, hospital style beds and chairs. This equipment helps keep people at home with whānau and friends and lets them enjoy life surrounded by the things and people they love.”

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

Recent Grant Recipients

Round 57 Grant Recipients

Organisation Franchise Grant Amount
The Rising Foundation Trust New Age Realty Ltd $3,506.70
Playhouse Theatre Incorporated Blue Fern Realty Ltd $2,681.40
Baby Loss NZ TwentyThree Group Ltd $1,040.00
I have a Dream Charitable Trust Optimize Realty Ltd $2,000.00
Takutai Charitable Trust Hoverd & Co Ltd $1,204.50
Te Whakaruruhau 2013 Incorporated Monarch Real Estate Ltd $2,940.00
Thames Museum Te Whare Taonga o te Kauaeranga Gold Star Real Estate Ltd $749.00
Papanui Community Toy Library Gold Real Estate Group Ltd $601.00
Amberley School Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd $1,182.72
Cancer Society Grenadier Real Estate Ltd $20,000.00
The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Platinum Blue Ltd $2,550.41
Bright Foundation Harcourts New Zealand Corporate Grant $2,325.00

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?

  • All Grant applications MUST be submitted online via the “Apply Now” button above.
  • 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 58 (19th April 2023 – 18th July 2023)
  • All applications must be received before 12:00 pm on the 18th July 2023
  • Any applications received after close off will only be considered in the following round (Round 59)
  • Decisions are due to be made within 3 weeks after the round closes.

Application Rounds 2023

  • Round 58 (19 April 2023 – 18 July 2023)
  • Round 59 (19 July 2023 – 17 October 2023)


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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.