LIFT Grant Update

We’ve expanded our LIFT granting. You can now apply for funding towards professional development for your organisation or a particular sector. Here are some examples: 1. Professional development for your organisation e.g. Towards a tertiary qualification for a staff member External professional supervision Travel to, and attendance at, a conference for several staff members Group training on a… Read more »

Climate Action Fund Recipients | Project Overviews

After announcing the recipients of our Climate Action Fund grants; we’ve put together some more detail on what each of the groups will be doing with the funding. As these are all projects spanning across multiple years, we will be following their progress and look forward to sharing the updates and outcomes as they develop…. Read more »

LIFT Grants

Professional Development & Capability Building We fund a broad range of organisations and activities as part of our LIFT fund. This fund is designed to support professional development within the non-profit sector – to help organisations and volunteers be equipped with the skills & knowledge to carry out their work as best they can. Here’s… Read more »

Our funding – A New Direction

WCT is today launching our new funding strategy; working towards our Vision: Thriving Communities Across the Wellington Region. What is a funding Strategy? Our funding strategy is the way we decide how to give out grants. We know, from the research we commissioned recently, that there are communities in our region that experience exclusion, inequality,… Read more »

Climate Action Fund Recipients

We are excited to announce the organisations receiving funding from our $2 million Climate Action Fund! Action Station Community-led climate action advocacy Bikes for Everyone Increasing access to bikes in Eastern Porirua Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park Wetlands restoration, peat re-wetting, and tree planting Generation Zero Community-led climate action advocacy Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust… Read more »

Spotlight on: He Rau Aroha – Recently Funded

We’re delighted to have established relationships with so many organisations already through He Rau Aroha, since its official launch in November 2020. Here are a few of the organisations and their kaupapa that we’ve funded recently: Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (TROTR) Works in the space of: Health, social service, cultural support, housing, and much… Read more »

Changing Priorities for WCT Funding

WCT is currently undergoing a review of our funding strategy. A key part of this review is a piece of research The Centre for Social Impact has carried out – which provides a set of recommendations to inform how we can prioritise our funding in a more equitable way. We’re sharing this with you now… Read more »

He Rau Aroha Launches!

WCT is pleased to announce the latest step in our commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi – He Rau Aroha. He Rau Aroha was launched in the presence of representatives of Mana Whenua, Wellington Community Trust Trustees and staff on 17 November 2020.  The establishment of He Rau Aroha is an expression of Wellington Community… Read more »

Spotlight on: Orongomai Marae and Wellington Volunteer Centre

This week we’re putting the spotlight on a few of the organisations and initiatives WCT has funded recently. In this unpredictable time we are taking a strong equity focus with our funding and are prioritising those organisations supporting whānau and community wellbeing, particularly those most impacted by direct and indirect consequences of COVID-19.  Orongomai Marae… Read more »

Climate Action Fund Open!

WCT’s Climate Action Fund is now open. We’d love you to help us spread the word by sharing this across your networks. What is the Climate Action Fund, and who is it for? This fund is being established to support climate action groups for local initiatives that move the Wellington region towards carbon neutrality. Applications… Read more »