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The David Ellison Charitable Trust 2019 Grant Round

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 30 April 2019 (NZST).

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:

  • Maintain and improve children’s health, education and well-being both in New Zealand and overseas.
  • Work to provide preventative education and support and improve the quality of life for at risk families within New Zealand.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of life and health aid for families and poverty stricken communities.
  • Through New Zealand charitable organisations - provide disaster relief and aid in crisis situations

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

  • First time users will need to register.

Hint: you will need an email address to register.  If your organisation has a ‘generic’ email (e.g. 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.

  • Once registered, you can login to the system and start your application.

Step 3: Complete your Application

  • The application is best viewed/completed on a non-mobile device.
  • Complete all of the required questions – mandatory questions are marked with an *
  • Attach all required supporting documents (Full Applications only).

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

  • When you are satisfied with your application press the review button to ensure that all required sections of the application have been completed (you must do this before the submit button is enabled).
  • 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?

  • You will receive an automated email confirming your submission with a copy of your application attached and information about how/when your Application will be assessed.  This will be sent to the email you used to register.

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).

  • We will contact you if we require any further information to consider your Application.
  • We will contact you after the Board Meeting has been held to consider the Appliactions either successful/unsuccessful.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

If you have any technical difficulties using the online SmartyGrants portal email