Making an application

Our next grant round for 2021 opens in July

Capital Grant Round

The trustees are pleased to announce the trial of a Capital Grant round which will be running from 5 July 2021 to 6 August 2021.

The purpose of this grant is to provide organisations like yours in the Hutt Mana area with some additional assistance with your capital needs. It could be a contribution to a new roof, some new equipment, building maintenance / repairs etc.

We have set aside $200,000 in total to distribute and will be looking at grants around $10,000 – $20,000.

To see if you are eligible for a grant please check out the details below on who can apply and our criteria.

Applications are now open, apply using our online form.

XTRA Email Users: Please do not use an XTRA email address – due to Xtra’s spam filters, your application will not be received.  Please use an alternative email address.

If you’re not sure how to fill in the application form or need a bit of help navigating through the new system check out our ‘how to’ guides.

And if you’re still not sure please get in touch with us on (04) 569 6113 or at


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


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


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


sporting events or tournaments; travel and accommodation costs


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

Please note, we can only accept one application per organisation per grant round.

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


Training for community organisations to upskill volunteers


Resources and equipment for youth development and recreational projects


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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