As well as funding community groups across the Wellington region, Wellington Community Trust (WCT) works in partnership with local government, other funders, and community and charitable organisations to implement its mission and goals.

Our values

We believe it’s important to:

  • support and celebrate the diversity of all the communities and cultures across our region
  • embrace and encourage new ideas and ways of doing things
  • work with others fairly and openly, respecting their values and aspirations
  • be accountable for how we manage WCT’s funds
  • ensure that we distribute funding effectively.

Our strategies

WCT has 3 strategic goals.
Infographic showing the relationshoip of the strategic goals to community wellbeing, arts and culture, heritage and envronment, and sports and recreation projects funded by WCT.

Granting that makes an impact

Our funding supports groups that work to enhance the Wellington region and enrich the lives of the people who work and live here.


Prudent investment

We aim to generate returns from our investments so that we have a consistent amount of funding to distribute in the Wellington region each year. We do this by managing and diversifying our investments so that WCT’s capital is protected and continues to grow.

Annual Report 2015/16

Organisational capability

We operate using sound governance and management practices. This means we can be effective and efficient in doing our work.

Who we are

How we work

When you work with us, you can expect us to:

  • carry out our purpose according to our values
  • understand the needs and priorities of our region
  • understand what our granting is achieving
  • work with you and other organisations so we can maximise our impact.

Conflicts of interest

We recognise that high ethical standards and behaviour are central to good governance. To manage actual and perceived conflicts of interest, WCT has a documented code of conduct which we regularly monitor and review.

More information

Each year we publish an annual report of our activities. We also hold an Annual Public Meeting to celebrate our work and the achievements of the groups we support.

Annual reports

Celebrating our 2015/16 year