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 »

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 »