The David Ellison Charitable Trust
To apply for funding from The David Ellison Charitable Trust you will be invited to submit an application using our online grant system, Smarty Grants.
The Trust looks to promote and advance charitable purposes in New Zealand and overseas or other charitable causes through New Zealand charitable organisations with a primary focus on the Christchurch/Canterbury region. To assist New Zealand charitable organisations to build strong, inclusive and supportive communities with a Christian focus, that:
This may be through grant making that complements other funding sources or targets when alternative sources of funding are not available. Please note the maximum application amount is $10,000.
The Trust will not consider applications from individuals (directly or indirectly.)
Applications from controlling bodies are preferred. Applicants are expected to have made endeavours to raise funds independently, with any Government funding taken into consideration. Applications for religious purposes will be considered only when the organisation is providing full and general secular education or a social service.
It is important that all details on the application form are concise and easy to read. Application forms that are not completed in full will not be accepted.
Decisions relating to grant applications are made on the information provided in the application and other general enquiries. The Advisory Trustees may approve a grant subject to certain conditions in such circumstances, the funds will normally be held by the Trustee until the conditions have been met.
All grant applications are considered by the Advisory Trustees whose decision are binding and are advised to all applicants by the 31st of May 2019.
IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.
Step 1: Determine eligibility
Step 2: Register or login to apply online
Hint: you will need an email address to register. If your organisation has a ‘generic’ email (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) using this may allow other staff members to use the same login in future (as long as they know the password).
Your login can be used for any Trust managed by Public Trust granting via SmartyGrants and can be used in future grant rounds.
Note: Please store your login details in a safe place for future reference.
Step 3: Complete your Application
Note: Our preferred format for attachments is PDF, Excel, Word or JPG. Supporting materials cannot exceed 25MB in size, as files exceeding this will not upload.
Hint: Save your work regularly so it is not lost if you time out or lose your connection.
You can save your application at any stage and return to it later.
Make sure the spell checker is switched on in your browser to prevent spelling errors.
Step 4: Review and submit your Application
Note: Once you have submitted your application no further editing or uploading of supporting documents is possible.
Step 5: What happens next?
If you do not receive a confirmation email then your Application has not been successfully submitted (don’t forget to check your spam email folder when looking for the email).
If you have any technical difficulties using the online SmartyGrants portal email email@example.com