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 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 »

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 »