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 »

Nau mai, Haere mai! Linn Araboglos our New Chief Executive

We are very pleased to announced that Linn Araboglos has been appointed as the new CEO of Wellington Community Trust.  Some of you may know Linn already. She comes to us from her work in the youth sector, as Director of the Ministry of Youth Development, and more recently as the Foundation Manager at the Vodafone Foundation.  … 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 »

Our APM 2019

Please join WCT Trustees and staff at our Annual Public Meeting to hear about the great community work we’ve supported over the last 12 months.  Paul Ward, project lead for Capital Kiwi will be our guest speaker, talking about Capital Kiwi’s ambitious plan to reintroduce Kiwi in the south west region of Wellington.  The meeting… Read more »

Annual Report 2018-19

Our Annual Report 2018-19 is now online. Read about our funding strategy, key facts & figures and all grants made in the financial year 2018/19 Read it on ISSUU or download the PDF 

New Trustees Join the WCT Board

Nau mai, haere mai to our four impressive new Trustees.  We are delighted to welcome Diane Tunoho, Horiana Irwin-Easthope, Ming-chun Wu and Simone Workman.  Each of our new Trustees brings an impressive list of achievements and community involvement with them.  They hail from across our region from the Hutt Valley, Porirua, Wellington city and Ōtaki. … 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 »

Kia ora Chiara!

This week we warmly welcome our new Community Engagement & Funding Manager Chiara LaRotonda... Read more »