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 »

Report: Understanding the Funding Gap

Wellington Community Trust has partnered with a number of Trusts and Foundations, Social Service Providers Aotearoa and a number of social services to produce an important report that seeks to quantify the funding gap community services face through the Governments contributory funding model.  The report, produced by MartinJenkins, reveals the funding gap to be $630m… Read more »

Updates to our Granting Framework

The Board and Staff of the Wellington Community Trust are pleased to present our updated Grants Framework for 2019 – 2021. This framework makes explicit our organisation’s granting directions and the priority populations we want to support as a Trust. .. Read more »

Our Vision and Granting Framework

The Wellington Community Trust has launched a new vision and granting framework. This is the culmination of months of work by the Board and staff as we make the shift towards a more strategic approach to our grant making. We commissioned a piece of work from the Centre for Social Impact to help us better understand… Read more »

Ōrongomai Marae Receives MY Children Funding

Ōrongomai Marae is the organisation we’re delighted to be supporting through our 2017 MY Children funding programme. Aligning with our focus on fostering nurturing families and supportive communities, the Marae – whose kaupapa is kotahitanga and that we all have a responsibility to our tamariki whether or not they are from us – has been able to introduce a Whanau support person… Read more »