General grants closing early this year

WCF’s General Grants funding will be closing early this year. No applications for General Grants will be accepted after 5pm 30 September 2024, until the new financial year (1 April 2025). He Rau Aroha remains open. Why we are doing this A higher demand and lower budget has seen us grant over half of the… Read more »

Wait until April to apply for general grants

In March last year, WCF announced some changes to our funding to manage a smaller available grants budget. Despite these measures, we have not quite made it to the end of our financial year (March 31) and have granted 100% of our general grants budget (pending decisions at our board meeting in February). This means… Read more »

Thank you for joining us | APM 2023

On Wednesday 27 September 2023, WCF staff and board delivered our Annual Public Meeting via Zoom. We were pleased to be joined by a number of community groups. For those who couldn’t make it we’ve uploaded the recording here. The information presented can also be found in our annual review and the accompanying short presentation… Read more »

Net zero emissions – our commitment

Together with Forsyth Barr, WCF has produced a ‘Combined Commitment’ which ties us together in a partnership that commits us both to support the Fund’s investment portfolio to be aligned with net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. We acknowledge that there is an urgent need to accelerate the transition towards global net zero carbon… Read more »

Introducing Sara Norling – Kaitakawaenga Māori at WCF

Please join us in welcoming Sara Norling (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Kai Tahu and Ngāti Maniapoto) to the team. As Kaitakawaenga Māori, Sara will be leading He Rau Aroha – our strategic granting programme focussed on supporting Māori-led initiatives that specifically serve and support mana whenua, taura here, and other Māori communities in the Wellington… Read more »

Goodbye to Whetū Campbell – WCF Kaitakawaenga Māori

We’re sad to announce that Wellington Community Fund’s Kaitakawaenga Māori – Whetū Campbell is leaving the organisation at the end of May. Whetū joined WCF in October 2019, and has been pivotal in shaping and leading He Rau Aroha, our strategic granting programme focussed on supporting Māori-led initiatives that specifically serve and support mana whenua,… Read more »

Changes to funding

WCF has had to make the difficult decision to reduce our general grants budget significantly this year in order to ensure we can continue to grant in subsequent years. In line with our strategic ambitions we’ve looked at how we can continue to support those in our community who experience the most inequity and exclusion;..... Read more »

Trustee reappointments at WCF

We’re pleased to announce that five of Wellington Community Fund’s trustees have been reappointed for another term by the Associate Minister of Finance. The reappointed trustees are: Mary O’Regan Dr Pushpa Wood Ken Allen Roger Palairet Mele Wendt, MNZM  Having continuity with our Trustees brings great advantage – especially as these trustees have been key… Read more »

New! Climate action resource for funders

Climate Action Aotearoa has proudly launched a ‘Shared Resource’ and Tika Transition framework to help funders along their climate action journeys. The resource contains a substantial amount of information and encourages users to make the framework their own. After launching the Funders Commitment, the first action of Climate Action Aotearoa was to create a shared… Read more »

New leadership appointments on the WCF Board

We’re delighted to introduce our new leadership team for the WCF board. Each role is being filled by a trustee who has been on the WCF Board for 3-4 years; and collectively they bring with them a highly diverse and relevant set of skills. We’d also like to thank those trustees stepping down from their… Read more »