The McClelland Trust Award

Robert McClelland of Southbridge, Canterbury, died on 5 February 1955 and under his Will he established a Trust in perpetuity to apply the income in each year towards research into the causes of and cure of cancer.

The Trust Board to administer the income from the Trust currently consists of a representative of Public Trust, the Mayor of Selwyn District Council and a Medical Advisor on behalf of the Canterbury District Health Board. All grant applications will be reviewed in line with the Cancer Society Grant Round and will be assessed by the National Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Timelines for processing applications will be as per the 2019 Research Grant Round. The Trust Board will consider the recommendations of the Committee and then make its funding allocations.

Projects must be for 1 year only, as the Trust should be regarded as a supporting funding source and not a total funding source. The funding may be used to support several separate projects or, in exceptional circumstances, the total amount may be allocated to one specific project.