David Ellison Charitable Trust

David Ellison was born and educated in England. He served in the Royal Artillery during active service in the Korean War. David graduated from Oxford with a degree in mathematics and started his teaching career at Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire. David Ellison later travelled to New Zealand in 1964 to a position at Wanganui Collegiate School where he taught maths and later become the Director of music.

David’s strong Christian faith inspired him to create the David Ellison Charitable Trust in blessing for his recovery from a stroke in 1995. Throughout David’s retirement, the Trust was the main focus of his life.

“We must promote peace by having fellowship with all people, of all countries and creeds”

- David Ellison

Trust Purpose

To pay and apply the income of the Trust fund for such charitable purposes in New Zealand or other Charitable causes worldwide through New Zealand charitable organisations in such manner and in such shares as the Members of the Advisory Board shall from time to time by resolution direct or appoint.

Expressions of interest

Expressions of Interest for the Special Project Grant will close at 5pm on the 31 October 2017.

You can view the Special Project 2017 Granting Strategy

All open grant applications are accessible here.