Making an application


Community Grants

In March and September  we invite you to tell us about your latest project and apply for funding to make it happen.

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

If you have received a grant for us in already in 2021 then we would love your feedback on what you have used your funding for by completing the grant accountability form. 

If you are unsure if your organisation is eligible for a grant or what will be considered for funding please check out who can apply  or what we will consider funding  for more details.

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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