The majority of grants made by the Sargood Bequest are under $5000.
The Trustees favour projects to which funds are specifically targeted. From time to time the trust also makes larger grants or pledges over a number of years, at the discretion of the trustees.
These larger pledges are made to individuals or organisations with a proven track record. The trustees look for effectively run organisations that promote ‘access’, ‘participation’ and ‘inspiration’.
The Sargood Bequest is a socially responsible entity with the following values and principles when making investments:
- Do no harm
- Active corporate participation
- Promote the common good.
The Sargood Bequest will seek to avoid investing into companies that are involved in:
- Desecration of the environment
- Weapons manufacturers of cluster munitions, landmines, bio/chemical, nuclear
- Racial and gender discrimination
- Sweat shops / labour rights violations
|Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust 2016-2017||2016 - 2018||$150,000|
|Tongariro National Trout Centre||2009||$50,000|
|Parent to Parent Manawatu||2008 - 2009||$10,000|
|Nicholas Brightwell | Website||2011 - 2012||$10,000|
|Arthurs Pass Alpine Bird Sanctuary | Website||2011 - 2012||$30,000|
|Queenstown Trails Trust | Website||2013||$25,000|
|Tongariro National Trout Centre | Website||2013||$25,000|
|Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity | Website||2013 - 2015||$16,000|
|AFS Scholarship | Website||2008 - 2015||$136,875|
|Whangarei Art Museum Trust ( pledged 2013 ) | Website||2013 - 2015||$150,000|