Community Grants

Twice a year we invite you to tell us about your latest project and apply for funding to help make it happen.

We give away $600,000 every year to support groups and clubs just like yours.

Our grants rounds happen in March and August each year and close on the last Friday of those months.

The application form for the next grant round will be available from 1 March 2020.


If you’re one of our lucky grant’s recipients we’d love to hear what you’ve used your funding for. Please fill out and return this form within 12 months of receiving the grant.


Who can apply?

We consider applications for grants for a wide range of charitable purposes within the communities of the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust’s district.

This covers any charitable, philanthropic, amateur sport, cultural or other purpose that benefits the community.

This can include, but is not be limited to, grants for:

  • facilities, equipment, and/or playing uniforms for sporting clubs playing in recognised, published leagues or competitions

  • charitable purposes, including the relief of poverty or welfare assistance through donations to recognised social service or welfare agencies

  • youth focused organisations or training organisations for equipment or scholarships that are administered by the recipient organisation

  • recognised cultural, health, environmental, recreational or philanthropic activities or groups within the local community

  • sporting events or tournaments; travel and accommodation costs

What is the criteria?

To be eligible you need to be a non-profit organisation that is active within the Hutt Mana district.

What will be considered for funding?

Examples of types of things considered for funding include:

  • Local environmental improvement or enhancement projects

  • Resources and equipment for youth development and recreational projects

  • Training for community organisations to upskill volunteers

  • Projects involving the merger or rationalisation of two or more community or recreational organisations

Past recipients

There’s a long list of groups and organisations that have received funding over the year.

You can check out previous recipients below.


Other grants

In addition to the bi-annual community grants round we also financially support large scale initiatives that clearly benefit a large number of people in the Hutt/Mana region.

For example, we recently provided $200,000 over two years for the new Ricoh Sports Centre at Fraser Park Sportsville in Lower Hutt.

We are also providing $200,000 over two years for extensions to Expressions in Upper Hutt.

Contact us today if you think your large project fits into this category. We look forward to discussing this with you.


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