We are currently considering what changes we can make to our funding, to support communities to cope with the impact of COVID-19. This may require some updates to the application forms – which we will make as quickly as possible. In the mean time please be assured that:

  • We will not be reducing our grant budget for the 2020 – 2021 financial year, despite a challenging investment environment. 
  • We will still be offering quick response grants.
  • Existing draft applications will not be lost. We will contact you if we require you to make any changes to these.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your current grant or to discuss the current needs in your communities to help inform us as to how we can be adaptive and flexible with our granting process over the coming months.  We are of course working from home, so, as we all know that presents a few challenges, but we will do our best to be as responsive as possible.   This means that the most reliable way to contact us right now is via email:  

  • [email protected] – For Fluxx/technical and general eligibility questions. 
  • [email protected] / [email protected] (021365628) – For updates about changes to your work/event/project, discussions about new applications and suggestions for how WCT can respond to emerging community needs.
  • Our office number (04 499 7966) is being diverted to a team member – however this won’t be a full-time line, so please email if possible and we will call you back. 

We have two granting streams: General Grants and LIFT Grants.

What Type of Grant Should I Apply For?

A flow chart showing which type of grant to apply for

General Grants

General Grants support groups that work to enhance the Wellington region and enrich the lives of the people who work and live here. General Grants is split in to Quick Response and Community Grants.

Quick Response Grants offer:

  • Up to $10,000
  • Decision within six weeks

Read more about Quick Response

Community Grants offer:

  • Grants over $10,000 (we usually grant between $15,000-20,000. If you’re applying for more than this you must speak with our Funding Manager first)
  • Decision usually within 10 weeks

Read more about Community Grants


LIFT Grants

LIFT is a spend down fund to support the professional development and capability of the not-for-profit sector in the wider Wellington region over the next 3-5 years. 

LIFT Grants offer:

  • Up to $5,000 per individual
  • Up to $10,000 per organisation
  • Decision within six weeks

Read more about LIFT Grants