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Bruce Grant Youth Trust

History of award

Bruce Grant was a Queenstown adventurer whose special attitude to life touched a community and provide inspiration to local young people.

Bruce died after reaching the summit of K2 in the Himalayas on August 13, 1995. His death had a devastating effect on the Queenstown community and a trust was set up to preserve his legacy and to recognise the efforts of young people who displayed a similar passion for life and desire to achieve.


The trusts purpose is to raise funds to assist or promote the youth of the Wakatipu basin to undertake sports, arts or cultural activities, in which they excel or show a particular interest. This can range from aspirations as simple as learning a musical instrument or taking art lessons to those trying to attain entry to international competition at the highest level.


Applicants must be under 25 and residents of the Wakatipu Basin.

Number of awards



Determined by the Trustees


One Year.

Closing dates

We have one funding round a year in October. This can be reviewed by the trust.

How do students apply?

Application form can be downloaded below for more information
We have one funding round a year in October.
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Decision makers

Bruce Grant Trustees.


Applicants will be notified in writing of the funding outcomes within one month of the current close off period. No further correspondence in relation to the application will be entered into.

Conditions of acceptance

If successful in applying for funds from the Bruce Grant Youth Trust applicant must agree to assist the Trust in future fund raising initiatives.


Bruce Grant Youth Trust
PO Box 1024
Phone: 021 955 695