Community Funding

Social, cultural, environmental well-being

Community Funding 2024

The amount available for this funding round has been set at $22,000.

The open and closing dates for the 2024 round are yet to be confirmed.

The criteria under which applicants can apply will be similar to the 2023 round.  Further information will be posted online and advertised in the community as soon as available.


Community Funding 2023

We received nine applications in the July 2023 community funding round for “activities and projects in the areas of social, cultural and environmental well-being”.  The amount available for distribution was $15,000.  Trustees evaluated applications received and awarded funding to six community groups.

  • Papawai Mangarara Stream Catchment Group  $2,000
    Purchase of plants and water quality testing
  • St Lukes Anglican Church –  $1,500
    Music and Movement classes for preschool children and caregivers 
  • Wellington Free Ambulance – $5,000
    New Wairarapa Station build
  • Greytown Food Bank – $2,500
    Food provisions for Greytown residents in need 
  • Carter Court Incorporated – $3,000
    Specialised bed and mattress in refurbished Deller Wing
  • Greytown Heritage Trust– $1,000
    Annual Heritage Address

Trustees were especially pleased to be able to support Wellington Free Ambulance with a contribution of $5,000 towards the new Wairarapa Station build.   “It provides a vital service for our community and we were pleased to be in a position to support WFA.”  Phil Holden, Trust Chair.


Cheryl Watson, Wellington Free Ambulance
Community Liaison Officer