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 »

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 »

Why have we changed our name and logo?

As we’ve evolved our funding – especially with the launch of our updated strategy in 2021 – it was clear that our logo and name weren’t aligned with where we are today as a funder... Read more »

Community Trusts Form Funders Commitment on Climate Action

As world leaders convened for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, a majority of the Community Trusts of Aotearoa New Zealand have signed a Funders Commitment on Climate Action, in recognition of the important role community funders play in building better outcomes for our environment and communities. This commitment is the initial result… Read more »

COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Kia ora koutou, we hope you are all keeping safe in your bubbles. A little update from us regarding what COVID-19 alert level 4 means. Three key messages: We are still granting as usual. Our funding strategy prioritises those who need it the most. We will not be holding face to face meetings. Email or… Read more »

Climate Action Fund Recipients | Project Overviews

After announcing the recipients of our Climate Action Fund grants; we’ve put together some more detail on what each of the groups will be doing with the funding. As these are all projects spanning across multiple years, we will be following their progress and look forward to sharing the updates and outcomes as they develop…. Read more »

Our funding – A New Direction

WCT is today launching our new funding strategy; working towards our Vision: Thriving Communities Across the Wellington Region. What is a funding Strategy? Our funding strategy is the way we decide how to give out grants. We know, from the research we commissioned recently, that there are communities in our region that experience exclusion, inequality,… Read more »

Climate Action Fund Recipients

We are excited to announce the organisations receiving funding from our $2 million Climate Action Fund! Action Station Community-led climate action advocacy Bikes for Everyone Increasing access to bikes in Eastern Porirua Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park Wetlands restoration, peat re-wetting, and tree planting Generation Zero Community-led climate action advocacy Mountains to Sea Wellington Trust… Read more »