Alexander McMillan Trust

The Alexander McMillan Trust is a charitable trust set up under the Will of the late Mr Alexander McMillan.  The Trustees are the Mayor of the City of Dunedin, the Vice-Chancellor of the Otago University, the Dean of the Otago Medical School, a representative from the religious community and Mr A J Anderson, a partner of Gallaway Cook Allan.

The object of the Trust is to provide funds for religious, educational and charitable purposes within Otago.  The Trustees welcome applications from the wider provincial area as well as the City of Dunedin.

As a matter of policy, the Trustees prefer to assist with capital projects rather than recurring or administrative expenditure.  Over the years grants have been made for halls, libraries, museums, civic improvements, parks and playgrounds, sports facilities, kindergartens, schools and tertiary institutions. The Trust has also helped fund new swimming pools, church restorations and art galleries.

WHAT THE TRUSTEES CONSIDER:

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLICATION:

Applications in the form of a letter should be forwarded to:

The Trustees
Alexander McMillan Trust
Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers
PO Box 143
Dunedin 9054

Each application must consist of:

  1. Six copies of:
  2. One copy of your financial statements, reports, plans, etc.

The Trustees meet four times a year (in March, June, September and December) to consider applicants for grants. Applications must be received by us by the 15th of the previous month – making the close off dates 15 February, 15 May, 15 August and 15 November.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE: 

WHAT THE TRUST WILL NOT MAKE GRANTS TO OR FOR:

There is a stand-down period for three years between grants. Please do not apply if you have received a grant within the last three years. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require any further information, please contact Linda Van Turnhout of Gallaway Cook Allan Lawyers, Dunedin, by any of the following means:

Post: P O Box 143
Dunedin
Telephone: (03) 477 7312
Facsimile: (03) 477 5564
E-mail: linda.vanturnhout@gallawaycookallan.co.nz