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 »

Climate Action Fund: Launching 7 October

Since announcing WCT’s soon-to-launch Climate Action Fund, we’ve had many of you asking for more information. Here are the key things to note: What The Climate Action Fund will be a spend-down fund of 2 million dollars. Its purpose is to support community-led movements that tackle climate change. It is open to organisations that can… Read more »

Newsletter September 2020

Check out our latest newsletter with information about: Our 2020 Annual Public Meeting Climate Action Fund – Coming Soon! 2021 – New Funding Strategy Current Funding Status

Welcome Trustee Steve Flude

Nau mai, haere mai to our new Trustee Steve Flude.  We are delighted to welcome Steve who brings extensive experience and achievements working in the community sector. We’re really looking forward to working with Steve!

COVID-19 Update

A quick update about what today’s COVID-19 government update means for WCT. Our priority is the safety of our team and the communities we serve. Whether working in the office or remotely we are here to listen and support, particularly if COVID-19 has changed things for your organisation. Please see the table below and here… Read more »

COVID-19 Level 1 Update

It has been an unpredictable time for everyone; and we at WCT are doing our best to adapt and respond to community need. A quick update about what level 1 means for WCT: Our Funding Our funding will continue to have a strong equity focus, and priority will be given to organisations supporting whānau and… Read more »

COVID-19 Level 2 Update

A quick update about what level 2 means for WCT. Our priority is the safety of our team and the communities we serve so we won’t be connecting face to face just yet. Even though we are still working remotely we are here to listen and support, particularly if COVID-19 has changed things for your… Read more »

Kia ora Linn Araboglos – Our New CE

Wellington Community Trust is delighted to welcome our new CE Linn Araboglos. The board and staff team welcomed Linn officially with a virtual mihi whakatau on April 6 – after several days of Linn ‘unofficially’ leading the charge in forming the Trust’s COVID-19 response. Linn’s experience has already proved invaluable in managing this unprecedented period… Read more »

Changes to WCT funding in response to COVID-19

In response to the challenges communities are facing due to the COVID-19 virus, we have simplified our usual funding process for the next 6 months. Our key focus is to enable those communities most impacted to get funding more quickly and easily. This unprecedented situation is resulting in different and immediate needs for communities in… Read more »