2023 New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant Winner - Seth Robertson

Thank you to all the applicants for your interest in this year’s New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant! We received so many inspirational submissions and have thoroughly enjoyed reading through every essay.

Congratulations to Seth Robertson who is the Winner of the 2023 New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant.

We’re delighted to let you know we’ve now started accepting applications for the 2024 New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant, and welcome students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply. Good Luck!


New Zealand Seniors was established to provide cost effective insurance solutions for mature New Zealanders in 2019. We do this by providing a range of insurance products and policies, including Life and Funeral Insurance, designed with the needs of over 50’s in mind. We believe in supporting the aging community of New Zealand in a number of ways, and a big area is healthcare. So, with that in mind, we are helping to encourage the best people into the aged care industry by providing the New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant.


This Grant is offered annually to one person. Applications for the 2023 Grant are now closed and applications for the 2024 Grant are open until 31 October 2024.

The Grant

The value of this Grant is NZD $5,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one-off payment to the Winner.

Eligibility criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited New Zealand Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
    • Aged Care
    • Aged Care Nursing
    • Dementia Care
    • Disabilities Care
    • Any other courses leading to similar careers as an aged carer
  2. Only citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand can apply.
  3. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.
  4. Employees of New Zealand Seniors or Greenstone Financial Services NZ Limited, and their immediate family members including a spouse, de-facto spouse, parent, guardian, child or sibling, are ineligible to enter.
  5. Entrants must abide by the Terms and Conditions for an entry (application) to be deemed eligible.

The challenge

To apply for the New Zealand Seniors Aged Care Futures Grant, you'll need to write an essay (maximum 700 words) on why you want to work in your selected industry and the difference you hope to make in your particular field of study.

We’re looking for submissions that reflect a true desire to improve the quality of people’s lives. It doesn’t have to be great prose, just honest and from the heart, so start thinking about the real reasons you’ve chosen the career path you have and then put them into words.

How to apply

All applicants must email the following documentation to grants@nzseniors.co.nz for their submission to be considered:

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 700 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Selection process

The Winner of the Grant will be selected and awarded by a panel of judges from the New Zealand Seniors team, in their absolute discretion, on the basis of the entry that best grasps the challenge. The panel for the 2024 Grant will convene from November 15, 2024.

Important dates

  • 15 February, 2024: Program launched and open for submissions.
  • 31 October, 2024: Submissions close.
  • 1 December, 2024: Winner to be notified via email and phone (if number is provided).
  • 31 January, 2025: Deadline for Winner to supply all supporting documentation.
  • 2 February, 2025: Winner announced on the website.


The Winner of the 2024 Grant will be notified by email and phone, with their name published on our website on 2 February, 2025.

Please be aware that if we are unable to get in contact with the Winner within four weeks of our initial contact attempt (on approximately 1 December, 2024), that Winner forfeits the Grant, and we will then select another Winner.

If you have any queries regarding the Grant Program or wish to obtain a copy of the terms and conditions for previous Grants, please contact us via email at marketingenquiries@greenstone.com.au

By participating in this Grant Program you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Grant Program including cooperation with marketing and promotional requests made by The Promoter. See full Terms and Conditions.