The Elsmore Holdings Charitable Trust

The Elsmore Holdings Trust gives grants towards the maintenance, education and advancement of children and young people in poor or needy circumstances. Special consideration is given to the alleviation of physical or mental distress.


The Elsmore Holdings Trust is a Charitable Trust established through the Will of Bruce Rodney Elsmore, late of Rotorua, who passed away on 24 August 1974. There are three Trustees, being Public Trust, Judge Lawrence Ryan and Dr Stephen Gates, both of Auckland.

When and how to apply

Applications are called for every two years (that is 2019, 2021, 2023…)

Applications this year are open from 1 September to 30 September.

  • Grants of up to $2,000 per application are available.
  • Each grant will be one off funding for the applicant.
  • There will be a maximum of 4 awards per grant round.

The application form is accessible here.