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

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 »

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 »

COVID-19: Update

Kia ora tātou, In this difficult time, we stand together with our Wellington region communities and the organisations and people who serve them. As we face the challenges of the COVID-19 virus together, we are looking at how best to support our communities currently. Below are our commitments to you and some of the answers to key questions you may have right… Read more »

COVID-19: Our Commitments to You

We stand together with our Wellington region communities and the organisations and people who serve them. As we face the challenges of the Covid-19 virus together, here are our commitments to you: We will not be reducing our grant budget for the 2020 – 2021 financial year, despite a challenging investment environment. We understand that… Read more »

Wellington Community Trust ‘Boost Fund’ – Expression of Interest

WCT is delighted to offer the Boost Fund for the first time.   Boost is a fund of $150,000 available to eligible organisations in the Wellington region.  Boost is a one-off cash injection to literally boost your organisation’s capacity or activities for the year.  WCT is calling for expressions of interest for the fund. If you… Read more »