We offer 2 main funding programmes to organisations active in the Wellington region – from Otaki down the Kapiti Coast to Porirua, Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

General Grants

For nearly 30 years, we have provided funding to organisations and projects that enhance the Wellington region and enrich the lives of the people who live here. We focus on projects that support:

  • arts and culture
  • community wellbeing
  • heritage and environment
  • sport and recreation.

We give over $1 million every year to groups applying for General Grants.

To apply, you must meet our overall funding criteria and also criteria specific to our General Grants.

What we fund

General Grants – what we support

MY (multi-year) funding

For the first time, in 2016, we invited applications from organisations seeking funding for up to 5 years.

Each round of MY funding identifies a specific need in the community. The funding is allocated to a small group of organisations to run programmes that make a positive impact to fill that need.

The current focus of this funding is MY Children – providing healthy homes and nurturing families with children from conception to 5 years.

To apply, you must meet our overall funding criteria and also criteria specific to MY Children.

What we fund

MY Children – how to apply

Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards

Every year, together with Wellington Airport, we work with our 5 regional councils to recognise the amazing work being done throughout the region by community groups. Winning groups receive a donation towards their work, which we fund.

Community Awards

Where our funding comes from

The funding we distribute comes from investments we have built up over the last 30 years. By law it must be distributed to groups active in the Wellington region. The original fund was established from the sale of Trust Bank Wellington.

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