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 »

September Newsletter

Kate with a kiwi chick

Check out our latest newsletter here. Meet our new trustees and read about some of our recent successful applicants!

Farewell to Trustees Dawn & Jan

Trustees Dawn and Jan

            Next month we say farewell and a huge thank you to Dawn Sanders ONZM, QSM, and Jan Dowland who have both served the WCT board for 9 years. We asked them to talk about some of the projects and organisations they’ve been most excited to support: Jan: “It is difficult to… 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 »

Join Us to Celebrate!

Photo of Youth Dance Trust performance at International Dance Day 2017

It’s our favourite time of the year – when we get together to celebrate our incredible community groups and share exciting news and updates from the trust! We warmly invite you to join us for this occasion. Wellington Community Trust – Annual Public Meeting 2016/17 Wednesday 2 August, 5.15-7.00pm Wellington Indian Association, 48 Kemp Street,… Read more »

Welcome Georgie Ferrari – Our CE

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Georgie Ferrari to the role of CE, Wellington Community Trust. Georgie brings more than 25 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, working in the areas of youth, health, housing, disability, education and violence prevention in New Zealand, New South Wales and Victoria.  Along with a masters degree in policy… Read more »