We prioritise funding to applications that:

  • support equity and inclusion in our communities
  • serve and are led by members of these population groups:
    • Māori
    • Pacific Peoples
    • Middle Eastern, Latin American, African
    • Youth and Children
  • serve and are led by people who are part of communities living in these locations:
    • Ōtaki
    • Lower Hutt
    • Porirua

Can I get funding?

Are you a group in our region that is:

  • Mana whenua or Māori-led
  • Doing work that supports the advancement of Māori aspirations

Are you a group in our region that is:

  • Supporting communities experiencing inequity, exclusion, and disadvantage; or
  • Increasing preservation and protection of natural spaces

If the above does not sound like you, it is likely you will not be eligible for funding from WCT. Here are some other funding options.

WCT does not fund:
  • Retrospectively
  • Central or Local government
  • Commercial ventures
  • Endowments, Capital Funds, and other Trust Funds
  • Core healthcare services, including primary and secondary health services
  • Individuals, including scholarships and organisations that provide individual scholarships
  • Promotion of a religious or political message (We do fund faith-based community services)
  • Schools (including universities, childcare centers & kindergartens) and organisations who fund-raise primarily for schools
  • Medical procedures and treatment (including screening, diagnosis, and vaccination); medical equipment; medical research; professional respite care