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Wellington Community Trust - Quick Response Grants

Closing dates

12/08/20
15/10/20
17/02/21

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

Wellington Region, this includes Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti (including Otaki)

Eligibility

The Trust considers applications from groups and organisations carrying out their activities in the Wellington region. This includes Kapiti, Porirua, Wellington and the Hutt Valley.

Your group should be:
• an incorporated society, or
• a registered charitable trust.


• healthy people who are active, contributing citizens to the economic, social, recreational & cultural life of their community.
• resilient communities who celebrate their diversity, look out for each other, work to their strengths, and address the challenges they face.
• sustainable environments both natural and built, which respect the past & secure the future.
 

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply

History

Wellington Community Trust is a philanthropic trust established by an Act of Parliament in 1988. The current legislation is the Community Trust Act 1999.

Objectives

Wellington Community Trust is an independent funder making grants to community organisations in the Wellington region - Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti (including Otaki).

In carrying out its mission the Trust is seeking to contribute to the health & wellbeing of individuals, whanau, communities and the environment; working towards:
- Healthy people who are active, contributing citizens to the economic, social, recreational & cultural life of their community.
- Resilient communities who celebrate their diversity, look out for each other, work to their strengths, and address the challenges they face.
- Sustainable environments both natural and built, which respect the past & secure the future.
 

Projects funded

Participation - We support initiatives that grow community engagement through participation in artistic, cultural, recreational & sporting activities.
People - We support initiatives that develop our people and their communities, particularly our most vulnerable.
Places - We support initiatives that protect & preserve our natural and physical environments. 

Excluded projects

Within each of our priority areas the following exclusions apply:

People
Core primary healthcare including hospitals
Schools, including universities, child care centres & kindergartens
Primary health & single issue health organisations
Research

Places
Building construction
School halls, gymnasiums or swimming pools
Purchase of buildings

Participation
Operating costs for sports clubs
Council maintained sports fields

Activities funded

Most costs/expenses eligible-see exclusions for more information

Excluded activities

Commercial ventures
Contribution to a capital fund or debt reduction
Promotion of a religious or political message
Individuals including scholarships
Endowments, capital funds, other trust funds
Central or Local government
Overseas travel

Funds available

$350,000.00

Upper limit per grant application

$10,000

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Before you can apply, you need you will need to register an account as an individual and provide details of your organisation. Registrations typically take 1-2 business days to process. You will receive an email containing your username and password.
Register

Log in to your account and then follow the instructions to fill out and submit your online application. You can start the application and come back to it later if you need to. You won’t be able to submit it until you have filled in all the necessary information.
You can also upload any supporting documents you want to send us.
Apply online
Applying offline
If for some reason you’re not able to complete an online application, contact us to ask if you can submit an application in writing.

Information required with your application

Before you apply, you need to gather information for your application. This includes:
- Information about your organisation – its name, contact details, when it started and what it does.
- Financial information including your bank account details and your latest financial report. We may also require your annual report unless already submitted to the charities commission.
- Details of the project you are requesting funding for, how it aligns with our focus areas and who it will benefit.
- How much the project will cost, how you plan to pay for it and the amount of funding you would like.

If for some reason you’re not able to complete an online application, contact us to ask if you can submit an application in writing.

Decision makers

Trustees

Decision time

Every effort is made to ensure that there is a 5 week turn-around upon receipt of an application.

How notified

In writing

How paid

Direct credit

Conditions of acceptance

• Grant must be recorded as a separate entry in accounts
• Project must be open for inspection and available for audit
• Various requirements dependent on the situation

Other information

Our quick response grants are designed for community organisations who need a grant of $5,000 or less and want a simple application process and a quick answer. There are 5 funding rounds throughout the year, with approximately a 5-week response time (from the application cut-off date).

Contact

Kate Hiatt
Community Engagement & Funding Manager
Wellington Community Trust
PO Box 25 090
Wellington 6146
Phone: (04) 499 7966 Fax: (04) 499 3963
Email: kate@wct.org.nz
http://www.wct.org.nz/