BPCT invests significantly in a wide range of community projects and organisations; other community investments that the Trust is involved with include:
In 1999, the Trustees of the then Perry Foundation gifted the University of Waikato $100,000.00 for a scholarship endowment fund. Each year, one graduate and three undergraduate scholarships are awarded.
In 2007 a further, three new scholarships were established for students at WINTEC. The scholarships were created to reflect the personal backgrounds of the Perry Foundation’s original Trustees and are awarded in Engineering, Sport and Exercise Science as well as in Motorsport. 2009 saw the addition of the Peggy Perry Memorial Aviation Scholarship. It is awarded annually towards flying costs for secondary school pupils within the Waikato.
BPCT is now also a partner of The First Foundation and welcomed its first scholarship recipient in 2012.
The Perry Foundation developed Perrinpark retirement village in the 1970s. Perrinpark provides a safe, warm and friendly village for mature citizens. The Perry Foundation chose Perrinpark as its flagship project in recognition of our community’s large and valued number of older people. Perrinpark is located in Te Kowhai and continues to offer a mixture of pensioner housing and private homes and units.
BPCT is also a strong supporter of the arts in general, and of public art in particular. Starting with the Riff Raff sculpture in Hamilton’s CBD, to Passing Red near the Waikato Stadium and most recently, MESH’s Beat Connection at Claudelands Events Centre, BPCT is making a real contribution to Hamilton’s creative profile.