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 »

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!

Nau mai, Haere mai! Linn Araboglos our New Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announced that Linn Araboglos has been appointed as the new CEO of Wellington Community Trust.  Some of you may know Linn already. She comes to us from her work in the youth sector, as Director of the Ministry of Youth Development, and more recently as the Foundation Manager at the Vodafone Foundation.  … Read more »

Our APM 2019

Please join WCT Trustees and staff at our Annual Public Meeting to hear about the great community work we’ve supported over the last 12 months.  Paul Ward, project lead for Capital Kiwi will be our guest speaker, talking about Capital Kiwi’s ambitious plan to reintroduce Kiwi in the south west region of Wellington.  The meeting… Read more »

Annual Report 2018-19

Our Annual Report 2018-19 is now online. Read about our funding strategy, key facts & figures and all grants made in the financial year 2018/19 Read it on ISSUU or download the PDF 

New Trustees Join the WCT Board

Nau mai, haere mai to our four impressive new Trustees.  We are delighted to welcome Diane Tunoho, Horiana Irwin-Easthope, Ming-chun Wu and Simone Workman.  Each of our new Trustees brings an impressive list of achievements and community involvement with them.  They hail from across our region from the Hutt Valley, Porirua, Wellington city and Ōtaki. … Read more »

Kia ora Chiara!

This week we warmly welcome our new Community Engagement & Funding Manager Chiara LaRotonda... Read more »

Annual Report 2017/18

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Our annual report for the financial year 2017/18 is now online; check it out here. See our annual reports page for past reports.