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$300,000 community funding up for grabs

Media release

Thursday 1 August 2019

More than $300,000 is up for grabs in the latest round of grants from the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust. Applications close on Friday 30 August.

Trust Chair John Gwilliam says the Trust is on the lookout for groups and organisations that make a real difference in their communities.

“We’re all about building strong and sustainable communities in Upper and Lower Hutt, Porirua and North Wellington (Johnsonville, Newlands, Broadmeadows and Tawa). One of the ways we do this is through our twice-yearly grants to help community groups and organisations with their projects.”

Funds from the most recent round, held in February this year, went to 117 community groups.

“We helped to meet a huge range of needs, including sports uniforms and education camps for schools and kindergartens, a crisis support coordinator and support worker for Hutt Valley Sexual Abuse Support and Healing, and the costs of new premises for the Upper Hutt Municipal Brass Band. Others to benefit included the Kerry School of Irish Dancing and Wellington Mutamizh Sangam, a South Indian culture group.”

Mr Gwilliam says the Trust would love to hear from any charitable, philanthropic, amateur sport, cultural or community organisation that needs a funding boost.

“We have a great deal of discretion in who we can support, and we really look forward to the many and varied applications we receive.”

Anyone wanting more information and a copy of the application form can visit www.hmct.org.nz or call 04 569 6113.


For further information please contact:

John Gwilliam, Chairman of the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust, on 0) 527 9727