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 things are changing rapidly for the organisations we fund, for example, events have been cancelled and community needs are changing. If your organisation has received funding from Wellington Community Trust and your funded initiative cannot go ahead, we won’t be asking for funds to be returned – unless you feel this is the best option. Instead we invite you to reconsider how the funding can best be used to serve our communities in this new environment, and, when you are ready, to have a conversation with us.
- We commit to listening, to adapting, and to working together for our communities.
- In addition, we have simplified our online grant application process to make it easier to apply for funding. While these times are difficult and unprecedented, we will get through this together.
Kia kaha tātou
The Wellington Community Trust