Media Release

More than $300,000 is up for grabs in the latest round of grants from the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust. Applications close on Friday 22 February.

Trust Chairman 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 the Hutt Valley, Porirua City and Wellington North (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.”

Last year a $600,000+ was distributed throughout the Hutt Mana region over the two grants rounds.

“We’ve supported everything from the coaching of junior players and funding for new cricket balls, to money for lighting and equipment at youth awards, to supporting programmes for Women’s Refuge, to sculpture installation for community initiatives.”

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 around 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 (04) 527 9727