Trust News

Sports Funding awarded to local Clubs

At their March 2020 Board meeting Trustees considered applications received from six clubs. Clubs were asked to apply under two main priorities; Priority 1:  improved capability, support and retention and Priority 2: Increased opportunities for participation. Trustees...

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March 2020 funding

Unfortunately due to Covid19 a number of the applications received for the March Community Funding round were withdrawn due to their projects not being able to proceed.  Grants were awarded to: Parkinsons NZ Charitable Trust - $3,500 Greytown Heritage Trust - $1,000...

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Greytown Sports and Recreation Hub Plan

Trustees are aware of the high level of community interest in the “Greytown Sports and Recreation Hub Plan” in the South Wairarapa District Council Annual Plan consultation document. The Trust fully supports this proposal. Click on the link below for information on...

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23 March 2020: Covid-19 – MESSAGE FROM TRUST CHAIRMAN

By now you will be aware the PM has announced an immediate shift in response level from 2 to 3, to be followed within 48 hours by a shift to the highest level 4. Implementation of level 4 means that all non-essential services and businesses will have to close down and...

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Education once again receives a big boost

Bulk funding grants awarded to Kuranui College, Greytown School, Greytown Kindergarten and Greytown Early Years were recently “handed over” by the Trust’s Chairman, Sid Kempton.  All in all Trustees approved the release of funding totaling $71,600 in support of a...

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Grants supporting individuals in tertiary education

The next round of annual education grants will open for application on 6 January 2020 and close on 28 February 2020.   Details of the grant criteria can be found under the “grants” tab on the Trust’s website www.greytowntrustlands.org.nz. Successful applicants from...

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Greytown aiming to futureproof sport and recreation facilities

Futureproofing Greytown’s sport and recreation facilities is a step closer with the formation of an advisory group led by Greytown Community Sport and Leisure Society (GCSLS). Chaired by GCSLS board member Gary Hewson, the Greytown Sport and Recreation Advisory Group...

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New Trust Board

Elections to fill the three vacancies arising from the retirement by rotation of three current Trustees have proved not to be necessary as only three nominations were received.  Congratulations to two new Trustees, Phil Holden and Matt Bell, and one returning Trustee,...

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September Update

Annual Performance Report The Trust’s Annual General Meeting was held on 24 July.  The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sid Kempton, provided commentary on the 2019 Performance Report which received an unqualified audit clearance from Moore Stephens Wairarapa Audit....

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Trust Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 24th July, 7pm

The Annual Meeting of the Greytown District Trust Lands Trustees electors will be held for the purpose of receiving the Annual Performance Report for the year ended 31 March 2019 on Wednesday 24th July, 7pm in the WBS Room  of the Greytown Town Centre. The general...

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Election of Trustees

This year is an election year for the Trust.  Three Trustees will be retiring by rotation (but will remain eligible for re-election) on Saturday 12 October, when the triennial local government election takes place.  Nomination forms and candidate information packs...

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Successful event – Celebrate Greytown

On Sunday 23rd June the first "Celebrate Greytown" free community event was held in the Greytown Town Centre.  This free event was organised by Greytown Community Board and gave local sports groups, community groups, and clubs an opportunity to showcase their...

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Social, Cultural and Environmental Strategy (community grants)

The Trust finalised the draft Social, Cultural and Environmental Funding Strategy at their Board meeting held on Thursday 16 May 2019.  The new grant funding strategy will take affect from 1 April 2020. Submissions were sought from the public with only one submission...

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Greytown Trust Lands budget changes explained at SGM

The first special general meeting of Greytown Trust Lands in recent memory attracted a large crowd to the WBS Room in the Greytown Town Hall on 16th  April, as Chairman Sid Kempton presented the 2019/20 annual budget. “The Board of Trustees needed to put accurate...

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March 2019 community grant funding round

In the March 2019 community grant funding round the Trust awarded grants to the following: Alexander Southey, $1,000 (pledge) Parkinson's New Zealand, $2,200 Wairarapa Balloon Society Inc (Festival), $1,000 Greytown Rugby Football Club, $540 Alex Clark, $100

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Kuranui Sports Hub Project Working Group

The Trust’s Chairman and Deputy Chairman are members of a Working Group that has commissioned an independent consultant, Global Leisure Group Ltd, to carry out a study into the feasibility of developing a joint community and school sports hub based at Kuranui College...

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Greytown Trust Lands Trust keeps local firefighters mobile

Greytown Volunteer Fire Brigade has taken delivery of a new operational support vehicle, thanks to a mammoth fundraising effort boosted by a $12,250 grant from Greytown Trust Lands Trust. The brigade raised $23,000 themselves through donations, cutting and selling...

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Trust provides huge boost for education in Greytown

Greytown Trust Lands Trust has awarded $81,600 towards key education projects in Greytown as part of its new Education Funding Strategy. The new strategy was adopted in August last year and took effect from the start of this financial year. It is centred on the...

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Sports funding strategy finalised

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD a copy of the finalised Sports and Active Recreation Funding Strategy adopted by Trustees at their Board meeting held on 18th December 2018.   

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September community grant funding round

The Board of Trustees received 12 applications, seeking funding of approximately $56,500 in total, from a wide range of organisations.  With just $12,250 available to award Trustees were faced with an extremely difficult decision, inevitably leading to disappointment...

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Update on Sports Funding Strategy

Trustees received and recently considered feedback on the Trust's proposed new sports funding strategy, resulting in some changes being made to the proposal.  These are reflected in the revised strategy document which can be viewed here Sport and active recreation...

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Key dates for draft sport & active recreation funding strategy

Download a copy of the draft strategy (funding model).  For more information please contact Kevin Murphy on 304 9071. Key dates are: 5 October - written feedback on draft closes 23 November - second draft (feedback dependent) 7 December - written feedback on re-draft...

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Community Consultation – Wednesday 12th September, 7pm

There will be a community consultation evening on Wednesday 12th September at 7pm in the Greytown Town Centre on the Trust’s "Draft Sport and Active Recreation Funding Strategy" All members of the community are welcome to attend. Download a copy of the Strategy...

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146th Annual Meeting of Electors of the Trust

The 146th Annual Meeting of Electors of the Trust was held on Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 7.00pm in the WBS Room, Greytown Town Centre.  The meeting was attended by 26 members of the public. Copies of the 2018 Annual Performance Report containing the Chairmans...

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Kuranui students helping the elderly

Kuranui's tech ninjas got a big thumbs up recently from the Prime Minister when she launched a new Wairarapa initiative: Digital Seniors. The tech savvy Kuranui students have already been successfully running lunchtime sessions, every Wednesday, helping the elderly in...

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Grants awarded in July

The Trust has a small monthly budget for community grant applications for activities that cannot wait until the major funding rounds.  In July the Trust considered applications from Freya Cook for assistance to attend the Hip Hop International World Championships...

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Annual General Meeting

The 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Greytown District Trust Lands Trustees electors will be held on Wednesday 15th August 2018 for the purpose of receiving the Annual Performance Report for the year ended 31 March 2018.  The meeting will be held in the WBS Room of...

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Annual Plan 2018/19

The latest Annual Plan for 2018/19 was included in the July issue of the local Grapevine magazine.  It covers information around the Trust's 2018/19 budget and briefly touches on the Trust’s work programme for 2018/2019.

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Greytown trust launches new apprentice support scheme

Greytown Trust Lands Trust (GTLT) trustees have awarded their first employer apprenticeship grant to Edridge Construction under a new innovative funding scheme. The six locally-elected trustees recently reviewed the funding of education grants, which resulted in the...

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Education Grants 2018

Trustees approved payment of $500 to each of the following education grant recipients for the 2018 year: N Ariell, J Brasell, C Yee, R Isaacs, M Knowles, J Redfern, E Morison, S Ahir-Knight, H Bolt, R Bolt, K Allen, J Schofield, C Wildman, J Skinner, A Moloney, C...

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Community Grants – March 2018 Funding Round

The Trust awarded $15,908 in grants for the March 2018 funding round.  Our next funding round will be held in October with the closing date for applications being 28 September with payments being made by 31 October. Grants were awarded to: Royal NZ Foundation of the...

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New Trust Chair and Deputy Chair

The Trustees elected their new Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson at their October 2017 Trust Board Meeting for a period of 12 months commencing 19 October 2017.  Sid Kempton has been elected as Chairperson and Wayne Regnault as Deputy Chairperson.   Sid Kempton...

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Community Grants awarded for September 2017 Funding Round

Community grant awards The day after the Annual General Meeting the Board of Trustees met to consider 20 applications from a variety of community organisations and individuals seeking combined grants of $86,481, which meant the available funding of just $17,300 was...

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New Education Funding Strategy

New Education Funding Strategy

The Chairman, used the opportunity of the Annual General Meeting to present the Trust’s newly adopted education funding strategy.  He said the Trust had invested $1.3 million in supporting education over the last 10 years and Trustees considered it was time to review...

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October 2017 Update

Annual Performance Report The Trust’s Annual General Meeting was held on 20 September.  The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, David Montgomerie, provided commentary on the 2017 Performance Report which received an unqualified audit clearance from Moore Stephens...

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Annual Plan 2017/2018

This document was distributed to all Greytown householders as part of the June 2017 Grapevine magazine.  Click below to view a PDF version. Annual Plan 2017/18

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Education Grants 2017

The first payment for the Education Grants were paid out to successful applicants on 31st March 2017.  A total of 40 recipients were awarded grants making a total distribution of $20,000.   The number of applications received was significantly lower than previous...

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Community Grants awarded for March 2017 funding round

Congratulations to the individuals and community groups below who were awarded grants in the latest grant funding round. Georgia Cartmell Andrew Wilson Danielle Turton Parkinsonism Society Wairarapa Division Incorporated Greytown Early Years Greytown Community...

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Election of Trustees 2016

Election of Trustees 2016

The results of the election have been released.  The Trust welcomes to the Board two new members, Stephen (Sid) Kempton and Catherine Rossiter-Stead, who will join returning member Derek Wilson.   The three sitting Trustees who automatically retain their position for...

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Community Grants awarded for September 2016 Funding Round

Community Grants awarded for September 2016 Funding Round

Community Grants for the September 2016 funding round were awarded to the following: Rosie Isaacs; Waimanaaki Learn N Live Trust; Alex Clark; Jarrod Yee; Greytown Swimming Club; Greytown First Scout Group; Greytown Music Group; Friends of Stella Bull Park; Greytown...

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