COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Kia ora koutou, we hope you are all keeping safe in your bubbles. A little update from us regarding what COVID-19 alert level 4 means. Three key messages: We are still granting as usual. Our funding strategy prioritises those who need it the most. We will not be holding face to face meetings. Email or… Read more »

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 »

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 »