Grants For Charitable Purposes

Sir John Logan Campbell

Sir John Logan Campbell was one of the first European settlers to arrive in Auckland and was acclaimed as one of the city's founding fathers. Sir John, who was known as the "Father of Auckland" gifted Cornwall Park to the people of New Zealand in 1901.

Sir John Logan Campbell's Residuary Estate is held in Trust in perpetuity to distribute the income each year as directed by his Will.

Generally charitable objects will fall into the categories of:

The overriding requirement for each of these categories is that the purpose is of “public benefit” and that any grants are directly, in the first instance, for a sufficiently wide section of the community

Who Can Apply For Charitable Grants

We consider applications only from organisations within the "Provincial District of Auckland". This covers approximately that part of the country North of Te Kuiti, Taumaranui, Turangi and the Mahia Peninsula and up to Cape Reinga. (Please refer to attached Map)


Online applications may be submitted to the Trust in the period between 1st July and 15th August.  Applications will not be accepted after the 15th August.

Please do not send any application forms or supporting information via email or post.

Please view the Guidelines and Eligibility Checklist prior to Applying Online


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  • J.A.W. McConnell, Chairman

J. L. Clark

  • A. F. Young-Cooper
  • K. R. Smith
  • Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate

  • c/o The Cornwall Park Trust Board (Inc.)
  • PO Box 26-072
  • Epsom
  • Auckland 1344
  • Phone: (09) 524 6442, Fax: (09) 524 6433