Donald & Nellye Malcolm Trust

The Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust Grant was established in 1984 and is administered by the Waitaki District Council. Applications are invited from charitable and not-for-profit organisations in North Otago. The criteria for applications is at the discretion of the trustees. 

Applications open Tuesday 1 August 2023 and close Thursday 31 August 2023.


  • The grant is available for charitable and not-for-profit organisations only. Individuals can not apply.
  • This fund was originally set up with the Oamaru Borough Council and the Waitaki County Council. This means applicants must be in the North Otago area (unfortunately this excludes Waihemo).


The Trust Committee meets in late September and applicants are advised of their decision shortly after. Allocations are usually small amounts to many organisations, rather than large amounts to a few.

Application form

Download a printable pdf form: Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust application form.(PDF, 251KB)


Recipients of funding through the Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust grant are required to complete an Accountability Form within which they must:

  • Describe how the grant was spent and attach evidence of expenditure - such as receipts, invoices or signed statements.
  • Report the benefits of having received the assistance.

Download a printable pdf form: Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust accountability form.(PDF, 176KB)

Further information

For further information on Donald and Nellye Malcolm Trust grant please email  or phone 03 433 0300.