our next grant round opens on the 1 September 2022

HUTT MANA CHARITABLE TRUST

Building Strong
Communities

We’re providing funding for schools, community groups and individuals in the Hutt Valley, Porirua City and Wellington North

The September Grant Round has now CLOSED.

Applications for the September grant round closed on Friday 23 September 2022

Our next grant round opens on
1 March 2023

Current Trustees

There are five Trustees of the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.
Two newly elected trustees, Campbell Barry and Paul Swain formally took office at the end of October 2019 and join Nick Leggett, Ken Laban and Anita Baker on the Trust.

Notice of Election for HMCT

Voting opens on Friday. For more details click here

Nick Leggett
Chairperson

nick@nickleggett.nz

Nick represents North Wellington which includes Tawa, Johnsonville and Newlands. A former Mayor of Porirua City, Nick is committed to the trust building its assets to continue to reinvest in communities. 

Nick is particularly focussed on targeting need in vulnerable whānau with children, through the trust’s support of energy retrofitting and heating.

Ken Laban
Deputy Chairperson

kenlaban@outlook.com

Ken was elected in 2010 as one of two trustees to represent Lower Hutt. He has been a board member of the Hutt Valley DHB since 2004. 

Ken was elected in 2013 to the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Anita Baker

anitabaker@xtra.co.nz

Anita was elected in 2016 to Hutt Mana Charitable Trust to represent Porirua. 

She was elected as a Porirua City Councillor in 2010 and elected as Mayor of Porirua in 2019.

Paul Swain
Trustee

paulswainhmct@gmail.com

Paul lives in Upper Hutt and has represented the city in both Parliament and on the Wellington Regional Council. 

He has worked closely with many community groups and organisations over the years, and looks forward to continuing this work as Upper Hutt’s representative on the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust.

Paul was elected as a trustee at the 2019 elections

Campbell Barry
Trustee

campbellbarry@campbellbarry.co.nz

Aged 28, Campbell Barry became New Zealand’s youngest Mayor when he was elected to lead Hutt City Council in 2019. 

Campbell has been involved in local government for nine years and is involved with a number of community organisations.

Campbell was elected to the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust at the 2019 elections.

He lives with his wife Laura in Wainuiomata.

FIND OUT

What’s on offer

GRANTS

Grants twice yearly for community groups and organisations.

SCHOOLS

Funding for children to learn about energy conservation, sustainability and efficiency.

RESEARCH

Funding research so we can target who we help in our community.

HEALTHY HOMES

Working together to make your homes warmer and healthier.

TIMING OF GRANTS

Making an application

There are two grant rounds each year. 

Our first grant round for 2022 is now closed.  The next grant round will be in September 2022.

All applications received by the Trust during a grants round, are considered by the Trust’s five Trustees in the month following the close of applications.

OUR FOCUS

Our objective is to build a strong and sustainable community and environment

Sustainability

Increasing the sustainability of the voluntary and community sector

Environment

Enhancing the environment in the area

Promoting

Promoting opportunities for sport, recreation and youth