CA Benevolent Foundation

Our response to the challenging circumstances facing members of the accounting profession, their families and the wider community.

In brief

  • The CA Benevolent Foundation is one of the ways we give back to our communities.
  • The Foundation operates the Scholarship Fund and the Necessitous Circumstances Fund.
  • We also offer the Leading Light Māori Scholarships and the Craig Norgate Scholarships for New Zealand.

We give back

Our Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation has programmes and scholarships that let us give back to our communities.

Seed funding for the foundation came from the then Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and member bequests. The foundation has deductible gift recipient status and donations are tax deductible.

The foundation trustees are:

  • Stuart Black AM FCA
  • Robert DiMonte FCA
  • Neil Faulkner FCA

Do you know someone who needs assistance?

Suggestions for potential recipients are welcomed. For more information contact Pamela Lee FCA, Community Investment Relationship Manager.

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The Necessitous Circumstances Fund

The fund offers assistance to marginalised or disadvantaged Australians in need of financial help. There is no set number of grants awarded annually and you can apply any time. This is because we base our decision on the funds available and the number of applicants received.

We realise that your application may contain sensitive information so it is only reviewed by the Foundation Manager, the Grant Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors. Rest assured we would never use personal information for promotional material without receiving your approval first.

You need to provide two references for the grant. It’s a good idea to choose referees who can talk about your academic successes and your fantastic motivation and ambition. Make sure your referees know your circumstances well so they can confirm that you need financial assistance to pursue further education.

Applications are reviewed at a monthly meeting by the Grant Advisory Committee who then make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Thinking of applying?

Download the application form from the link below

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The Scholarship Fund

The fund offers scholarships for tertiary education and the CA Program. They are for marginalised and disadvantaged Australians who want to pursue a career in accounting.

The Foundation accepts applications twice a year so it’s a good idea to make a note of key submission dates. We award two scholarships each year and these are awarded to applicants who:

  • are currently enrolled in year 12
  • have completed year 12
  • been accepted to study a relevant degree at university
  • are enrolled in a relevant accounting degree.

We realise that your application may contain sensitive information so it is only reviewed by the Foundation Manager, the Grant Advisory Committee, and the Board of Directors. Rest assured we would never use personal information for promotional material without receiving your approval first.

You need to provide two references for the grant. It’s a good idea to choose referees who can talk about your academic successes and your fantastic motivation and ambition. Make sure your referees know your circumstances well so they can confirm that you need financial assistance to pursue further education.

Thinking of applying?

Download the application form from the link below

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Am I eligible?

Find out about the eligibility and selection criteria for the Scholarship Fund

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Leading Light Māori Scholarships

We also offer two annual scholarships to assist a young Māori student excel in accounting and to contribute to the successful economic development of the Māori community.  The Chartered Accountants ANZ Ngā Raumoko Māori Scholarship and the NKMoA – Suzanne Spencer Memorial Māori Scholarship. They were both developed in conjunction with Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Māori Accountants Network).

Applications are currently closed and will open early 2018.

Meet last year's winners

Meet the young accounting students recognised for academic excellence and strong community focus.

Read here

Craig Norgate Scholarships

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) honours the memory of an inspirational business leader Craig Norgate by supporting young Kiwis setting out on their careers as Chartered Accountants with two Scholarship opportunities.

The annual scholarships are:

The Craig Norgate New Zealand Memorial Scholarship, a national scholarship open to anyone enrolled, or planning to enrol, in CA ANZ's CA Program.

The Craig Norgate Taranaki Memorial Scholarship, which honours Norgate's strong Taranaki connections. This scholarship is open to anyone living or working in Taranaki who is enrolled, or planning to enrol, in CA ANZ's CA Program.

Each scholarship is worth $5000 over two years and is targeted at helping cover students' course costs while completing the CA Program.

Applications are currently closed and will open early 2018.

Making a difference

2017 Scholarship winner Issac Hughes believes education is the first step to making a better world.

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