News

26 Sep 2022

Newtown School's focus on increasing water confidence

“Students are looking forward to the reopening of the school pool so lessons can be resumed,” said Nicki Read Tumuaki / Principal at Newtown School.

21 Sep 2022
Kawerau Golf & Squash Club Gets New Tractor

A recent grant of $40,000 means there is a new tractor in town

19 Sep 2022
Hauraki Plains College - plans for all weathers

Hauraki Plains College will upgrade its front court area with an all-weather grass turf.

15 Sep 2022
Canterbury Softball improves safety with new turf

Softball players are looking forward to more game time on the new all-weather turf. Canterbury Softball Association recently received a NZCT grant of $200,00 for the install of this turf.

13 Sep 2022
Waitakere Bears Baseball - look to the future

The Waitakere Bears Baseball Club will be cool in Summer wearing new uniforms

12 Sep 2022
Manawatū Community Hub / Library Redevelopment

Manawatū District Council is upgrading the Feilding Public Library to turn it into a multi-use Community Hub, with the support of a grant of $150,000 from NZCT.

7 Sep 2022
Whakatane Mountain Bike Club Gets Rolling

Whakatane Mountain Bike Club is pleased to announce a grant from NZCT for $9,646 to cover the cost of protective equipment and a bike trailer

6 Sep 2022
Stratford High School Get To Play Away With The Help Of NZCT

NZCT has awarded a grant of $22,644 to cover the cost of travel and accommodation during tournament week.

5 Sep 2022
Te Kupenga Charitable Trust - Waka mould construction gets underway

NZCT has allotted a grant of $60,636 to the Te Kupenga Charitable Trust for a Waka mould and construction costs, trailer, and lifejackets.

2 Sep 2022
Major development for community hockey in Canterbury

Young hockey players of Canterbury will soon be able to play on surfaces good enough for the Black Sticks thanks to a $393,400 grant from New Zealand Community Trust.

30 Aug 2022
Kawerau Fitness improves safety with new equipment

A safe environment is key at local gym Kawerau Fitness. Kfit Community Trust Chairman Zachan Herewini says, “We sought funding from NZCT to provide the safest possible equipment to our community"

24 Aug 2022
The Tūparikino Active Community Hub goes green

Cross-code collaboration helped secure a $400,000 boost for Taranaki turf sports as planning and fundraising for the Tūparikino Active Community Hub gathers pace.

24 Aug 2022
New Uniforms for Taradale High School

Teachers and students at Taradale High School have received a grant from NZCT for new sports uniforms.

22 Aug 2022
New Uniforms for Halswell Netball Club

Halswell Netball Club will be getting new uniforms with a unique design, thanks to a grant from NZCT

9 Aug 2022
Paeroa BMX Club has a new 4WD on the way

Paeroa BMX Club will have a new 4WD quad motorbike to increase the quality of their facility. This $5,000 grant will reduce the time needed for volunteers to maintain the track.

8 Aug 2022
Stokes Valley RFC All Kitted Out

SVRFC is a thriving community hub that takes great pride. This grant will not only allow us to field the two additional teams we are creating this season and provide safe training equipment for both

4 Aug 2022
Oparara Wilderness Trail Run First Aid

NZCT goes an extra mile for The Buller Gorge Marathon Buller Trust granting $2,040 for First Aid cover for their Oparara Wilderness Trail Run

26 Jul 2022
Pukekohe Amateur Swimming Club fields new equipment

Club President, Tracy Adams, and Patron and Committee member Dave Beattie say, “The grant will assist us to purchase six state of the art start blocks incorporating the latest anti-skid technology"

24 Jul 2022
Clive Netball gets new uniforms

"Funding from NZCT is vitally important to us so that we can kit out all our players in uniforms that fit properly, update our current look, and cater to our club’s growth,” says Club President

20 Jul 2022
Roof repairs urgent at SquashGym

Palmerston North SquashGym receives a grant of $40,000 for roof repairs.

18 Jul 2022
A New Pool at Mamaku School

When the local community was surveyed about wanting a swimming pool complex, 98% responded ‘yes’

13 Jul 2022
Timaru District Council Gets Playground Funding

NZCT has awarded $10,000 to the Timaru District Council to install a 3x3 metre rock climbing wall in Timaru’s Caroline Bay playground.

11 Jul 2022
Swimming - An essential skill for all children

“Swimming is an essential life-long skill for all children. Our club is made up of volunteers and provides these skills to our members " Coach Jason Hills

6 Jul 2022
Squash NZ sees a clear future

A new glass court will make viewing even better

4 Jul 2022
St Joseph's new playground - receives funding

NZCT Awards Grant To St Joseph’s School For New Playground

29 Jun 2022
Get Your Skates On - Queenstown

As with any children's sports club, it is important to have new players join the club each year and we are proud to have multiple generations of families involved

27 Jun 2022
Ground breaking new turf - Rutherford College

Rutherford College has received a grant of $50,000 from the NZCT to cover the costs associated with providing turf for its tennis and netball courts.

20 Jun 2022
Back in the Saddle Again -Equestrian Sports NZ

Equestrian Sports NZ (ESNZ) received a grant of $10,600 towards costs associated with the cross-country course design for the recent NZ Three Day Equestrian Event Championship in Taupo

15 Jun 2022
Southland Ice Hockey Skates On

“With generous support like this from NZCT, we are able to sustain successful growth in our club and introduce more families to the wonderful sport of ice hockey.”

13 Jun 2022
Ngongotahā School fields new sport uniforms

Our goal is to get more students active in sports and it's vital to encourage our girls and boys

9 Jun 2022
Howick Hornets Rugby League Football Club - creates community connection

The committee is supported by numerous coaches and managers - all volunteer dads, mums, and family members of the players who give their time freely, spending weeknights at training, and Saturdays or

7 Jun 2022
Nelson RFC get new kit and will enhance their Women's programme

Nelson Rugby Football Club received a grant of $25,030 to enhance their Women's programme and for a new kit

1 Jun 2022
Bowled over by new mower

Play on grass greens has always been the number one preference by bowlers if choosing between an artificial/grass green surface. We are now taking this huge project on hand to reinstate this green

30 May 2022
Trail Blazing in Mount Somers

Sharplin Falls Track, closed after the 2011 earthquakes is to be replaced by Mt Somers Walkways group

25 May 2022
Swimming lessons help save lives

Te Huarahi / Linwood Avenue School, Principal Gretchen Smith says, “The drowning statistics for Aotearoa this summer have been dreadful. Learning to swim is crucial for water safety"

23 May 2022
The Auckland Performing Arts Centre gets a lift

Established by the community for the community, TAPAC offers an affordable, inclusive, and accessible environment for existing and emerging artists.

18 May 2022
Slam Dunk

General Manager Mark Rogers says, “This grant will have a significant impact in the community"

16 May 2022
Give Us a Lift, Mate!

“We offer affordable skiing without the crowds"

16 May 2022
Great Kit - North Wellington FC

North Wellington Football Club is pleased to announce a grant from the NZCT of $6,373 for new uniforms and equipment.

12 May 2022
Athletics Nelson to Host the NZ Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships

Athletics Nelson has received a grant of $14,070 to cover event costs for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships. The event is moved around the different provinces every year

4 May 2022
Within the Community House beats the heart of Stratford

Stratford Community House was purpose built to provide affordable office accommodation, meeting space and admin facilities for social services, community and voluntary organisations serving the Stratf

26 Apr 2022
Trusting The Future

The Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust is proud to announce the opening of their new Youth Center thanks to financial support from a local philanthropist NZCT, TECT, and Lotteries

25 Apr 2022
In for the long haul - Rotorua Marathon '22

The event is the oldest and most respected major marathon in New Zealand and the longest-running major marathon in the Southern Hemisphere, and will be in its 58th year in 2022.

21 Apr 2022
Nelson’s Whenua Iti Outdoors Trust

Whenua Iti Outdoors delivers single day and multi-day programmes that focus on personal and social development

19 Apr 2022
NZ Masters Games 2023

Games Manager Heather Cox says, “The New Zealand Masters Games is New Zealand's largest and longest running multi-sport event,

11 Apr 2022
Owzat!

We want Paraparaumu College to be known as a school with a strong sense of belonging and community

10 Apr 2022
In The Swim

Gisborne’s Enterprise Aquatic Swim Team, has received a grant from the NZCT for $13,788 for new changing rooms windows.

4 Apr 2022
Wellington Indian Association Receives Major Grant

The Wellington Indian Association (WIA) is pleased to announce receipt of a grant from the NZCT - $50,000 for seismic strengthening of their Cultural and Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

29 Mar 2022
Saving Lives the Nelson Way

Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club is thrilled to announce the award of a $6,447 grant for a new wooden cladding equipment container.

29 Mar 2022
Happy Trails

Coromandel Area School is over the moon about a $23,395 grant from NZCT for an enclosed trailer for the transportation of sports/event equipment and event management centre.

29 Mar 2022
Play On

Feilding Intermediate School is overjoyed to receive a grant of $50,000 from the NZCT in order to upgrade their play areas and sports fields with multi-purpose turf.

15 Mar 2022
Jumping for joy, 20 years young

Aspiring Gymsports (AGS) is pleased to announce a grant of $5,000 from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) towards vital equipment upgrades.

9 Mar 2022
Waka Ama - Paddling to Perfection

Heretaunga Ararau O Ngati Kahungunu Waka Ama Roopu has received a grant of $14,000 for a six-person waka, including spray skirts.

7 Mar 2022
Back in the Saddle again

Therapeutic Horse Riding is a proven therapy that develops, improves and/or promotes many aspects such as: balance and co-ordination; muscle tone; concentration; self-discipline and self-esteem

28 Feb 2022
No-one's got a cooler school than us

Sunset Primary School in Rotorua makes a difference in everyday lives

24 Feb 2022
NZCT helps ensure a healthier future for thousands of kiwi kids

The New Zealand Community Trust and Wellington Hospitals Foundation are thrilled to announce a significant $1million investment in child health for our region.

21 Feb 2022
Owzat! Stokes Valley Cricket

Stokes Valley Cricket Club has hit a six in its successful grant application for $8,187 towards the purchase of new equipment.

17 Feb 2022
Farmers Surfing

Surfing for Farmers is a mental health initiative that was started in Gisborne and has now spread across New Zealand.

14 Feb 2022
On the way to be a lifeguard

Foamy boards are an integral part of our kit when it comes to both sport competition and encouraging new members to stay long term and become lifeguards.

8 Feb 2022
One million dollars awarded to Canterbury health project

The New Zealand Community Trust has made one of its most significant grants ever, awarding $1 million to Māia Health Foundation for a new child and youth mental health outpatient facility.

7 Feb 2022
Motueka Cricket Club - New Zealand's oldest, still growing strong

Motueka Cricket Club is the oldest cricket club in New Zealand and is currently in a rebuilding phase. Filled with young talent it is an exciting place to be. Located about 35km from Nelson, Motueka i

31 Jan 2022
Saving Lives, Swim For Life

Swim For Life Tairāwhiti is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $33,200 from the New Zealand Community Trust

19 Jan 2022
In the Swing

It is crucially important for our students to be able to use fundamental movement development skills to ground them at school. A set of swings provides this and so much more

16 Jan 2022
Wellington Art Club

The Wellington Art Club is greatly relieved to have received a grant of $20,000 for vital bathroom renovations.

13 Jan 2022
Circus Trust Dives Forward

The Christchurch Circus Trust is a charitable trust whose purposes are to foster well-being, provide education, and develop people through participation in the circus arts.

9 Jan 2022
St Johns - Help Is On The Way

The St John Central Region Trust has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the NZCT towards a new ambulance.

9 Jan 2022
Taupo Netball Centre

Taupo Netball Centre has received a grant of $4,300 from the NZCT towards the cost of new equipment and uniforms.

22 Dec 2021
Tamariki Design their own Playground at Keith Street School

Tamariki, teachers, and whanau at Manawatū-Whanganui's Keith Street School were overjoyed when they learned they had been awarded a grant of $26,780 by the NZCT

13 Dec 2021
Diamonds Are Forever

Miramar Softball Club was thrilled to announce it was awarded a grant of $14,280 by the NZCT for uniforms, travel, and accommodation costs.

9 Dec 2021
Splashpad fun in Palmy

Checking out the new splashpad at Memorial Park in Palmy, looks heaps of fun

2 Dec 2021
Singing a Happy Song

Nayland College choirs are singing in harmony again after receiving a $4,522 grant from the NZCT to cover the cost of a digital piano.

28 Nov 2021
Get Yer Kit On

Kaierau Rugby Football Club in Wanganui is delighted to have been awarded a grant of $6,085 from the NZCT for new premier playing uniforms. The old kits were over two years old and badly in need of re

25 Nov 2021
Building Our Children Together

Building Our Children Together - Homes of Hope Charitable Trust received a grant of $10,378 from the NZCT towards funding for their children's home maintenance

21 Nov 2021
Aktive Gets Active Again

Aktive has received a grant of $85,760 from NZCT for eight hundred return to play starter packs, including face masks and hand sanitizer.

18 Nov 2021
To The Rescue

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust was pleased with our recent grant of $80,000 towards annual operating costs.

15 Nov 2021
Puck's Away

The Wellington Region Hockey Stadium Trust is delighted to announce it has received a grant of $400,000 from the NZCT for an upgrade of the water turf on its pitch in Lower Hutt's Fraser Park

9 Nov 2021
On Yer Bike, Mate

Thanks to the generosity of the NZCT, the Adventure Specialties Trust is delighted with a grant of $14,700 to cover the cost of six brand new mountain bikes and salaries

27 Oct 2021
Bowling for Fun in the Sun

Poverty Bay Bowling Club has received a grant of $7,000 from the NZCT to purchase and install new sunshades along the front of their clubhouse building.

9 Jul 2021
Cock-a-hoop for new badminton equipment in Waitakere

Waitakere Badminton Association has received a grant from the New Zealand Community Trust of $5,000 towards the cost of new equipment.

8 Jul 2021
Making boxing accessible for all in Addington

Riverside Boxing Club has received a grant from NZCT of $20,690 towards buying new uniforms and equipment, as well as providing a salary for head coach, trainer, and manager Phil Shatford.

7 Jul 2021
New boat shed ensures safety of yachts and equipment

The Sailability Whanganui Trust is thrilled to acknowledge a grant of $7,000 towards the construction of a boat shed to provide secure and independent storage of all their boats and equipment, not onl

6 Jul 2021
Boxing on in Cannons Creek

The Cannons Creek Youth Charitable Trust is delighted to have received a grant from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) of $13,918 towards salaries for Male Coach, Lead Female Coach, and an intern.

2 Jul 2021
A goal achieved for Blue Rovers FC

Blue Rovers Junior Football Club is excited to receive a grant of $15,000 from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) towards the cost of new goal equipment.

23 Jun 2021
Grant for new gravel mountain bike loop track

Gisborne Mountain Bike Club is looking forward to constructing a new gravel track loop, thanks to a recent grant of $50,000 from NZCT.

23 Jun 2021
Napier City Rovers sees the light

Napier City Rovers Association Football Club has received a grant of $15,000 from New Zealand Community Trust towards the installation of new floodlights covering two football pitches.

23 Jun 2021
Kapiti Gymnastics excited by grant for new vault table and matting

The Kapiti Gymnastic Club will be able upgrade their equipment and purchase a new vault table with a grant of $7,610 from the NZCT.

23 Jun 2021
Jolly Eastern Pirates receive grant for new rugby uniforms

The players and members of the Eastern Pirates Rotorua Sports and Cultural Club are excited to receive a grant of $7,240 towards new rugby uniforms.

23 Jun 2021
New paddles keep Busting With Life competitive

The Busting With Life Dragon Boat Team is pleased to have received a grant from the NZCT of $1,582 towards replacing their old training paddles.

23 Jun 2021
New timing systems for Wellington mountain bikers, thanks to grant

Wellington Mountain Bike Club is looking forward to improving its timing systems thanks to a grant of $13,000 from NZCT.

23 Jun 2021
Shining bright in Whanganui

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $30,432 to the Whanganui Squash Rackets Court for a club upgrade.

23 Jun 2021
New sheds for Inglewood Golf Club

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $40,000 to Inglewood Golf Club towards the construction of new workshop sheds, including erection, flooring and electrical installation.

23 Jun 2021
Upgrades funded for Taranaki Community Stadium

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $25,019.59 to the Taranaki Community Stadium Trust.

23 Jun 2021
Major expansion for Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $200,000 to the Tauranga Squash Rackets Club/ Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre for additional construction costs.

23 Jun 2021
New home for community cricket and boxing in Hastings

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $100,000 to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park Trust for the construction of a community cricket and boxing building.

23 Jun 2021
New IRB for vital Swift Water Rescue service

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $9,730 to Coastguard North Canterbury for an inflatable rescue boat (IRB).

23 Jun 2021
Extending the sporting horizons of people with disabilities

NZCT is pleased to announce a grant of $3,659 to Special Olympics Manawatu for travel and accommodation costs to help their athletes and volunteer coaches attend competition events.

23 Jun 2021
Huringa Pai at the heart of health and fitness movement in Gisborne

New Zealand Community Trust is pleased to announce a grant of $20,000 to the Huringa Pai Charitable Trust towards a 3D body scanner.

23 Jun 2021
Re-dressing of Springvale Stadium floor enabled by grant

Re-dressing the Springvale Stadium's flooring will be possible with a $10,000 grant from NZCT.

23 Jun 2021
Taradale High School blown away by sports grant

An NZCT grant of $4,377 to Taradale High School will go towards coaching and leadership services, and Blokart sailing equipment.

23 Jun 2021
Major football infrastructure given boost by grant

The Keith Hay Park Pavilion and Three Kings United Clubhouse are on track to be completed, thanks to an NZCT grant of $75,000 to Three Kings United Football Club.

23 Jun 2021
Sink or swim – Canoe Polo Hawke’s Bay gets new PFDs

Canoe Polo Hawke’s Bay has received a grant of $16,278 from NZCT towards 12 new sets of personal flotation devices, which will be used throughout the autumn and winter league competitions.

23 Jun 2021
Lake Karapiro to host waka ama nationals with help of NZCT grant

Te Puku o Te Ika Outrigger Canoe Association (TPOTI) has received a grant of $8,321 from NZCT towards covering the cost of safety boats, sound system, timing tower, venue hire, and traffic management.

23 Jun 2021
Wanaka Rowing Club a shoe-in for next season

Wanaka Rowing Club identified a need, made an application to NZCT, and received a grant of $6,441 to equip their boats with the BAT Logic Quick Release System and compatible boat shoes.

22 Jun 2021
Patu Tahi Boxing Club delivers a knockout

Patu Tahi Boxing Club has successfully applied for funding from NZCT to retain two pivotal roles (Head Coach and Operations Manager) without whom the club would not be able to operate.

22 Jun 2021
Methven Cricket Club scores new artificial turf

Methven Cricket Club has received a grant of $9,700 from NZCT towards a cricket turf upgrade.

22 Jun 2021
Taranaki YMCA gets help from NZCT to improve recreation equipment

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has awarded the Young Men’s Christian Association of Taranaki a grant of $16,418 towards maintaining and improving their recreation services equipment.

22 Jun 2021
Upokongaro School netball courts get resurfaced

Upokongaro School has been granted $18,000 by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) towards an upgrade of its concrete netball courts to a multi-sport turf, including shock pads.

22 Jun 2021
Tolaga Bay Area School gets an upgrade to its gym

Tolaga Bay Area School has been awarded a New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) grant of $61,411 towards bleachers for its recently upgraded gym.

22 Jun 2021
Lighting up football in Hawera

Hawera Football Club has received a grant of $11,315 from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) towards installing a new lighting system.

22 Jun 2021
Helping keep rugby alive and kicking in Rotorua

Rotoiti Sports and Community Association is pleased to have received a grant from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) of $3,933 towards new playing and training equipment.

22 Jun 2021
Refreshed equipment, uniforms and lighting for Feilding United

Feilding United Association Football Club is thrilled to accept a grant from NZCT of $27,546 towards improving their gym and clubroom lighting, playing uniforms, and equipment.

22 Jun 2021
Supporting people with physical disabilities to take part in sport

Parafed Gisborne Tairawhiti is thrilled to have received a generous grant of $42,371 from NZCT towards accommodation for two events, new equipment, and a salary.

22 Jun 2021
In the swim at Te Hāpara School

Te Hāpara School wishes to thank NZCT for a grant of $12,483 towards the coast of a new pool cover. This will effectively extend the length of the entire swimming season.

22 Jun 2021
Bowled over by grant for clubhouse roof in Otaki

Otaki Bowling Club is proud to have successfully applied for a grant of $30,830 from New Zealand Community Trust towards upgrading their clubhouse roof.

22 Jun 2021
New sports uniforms for Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Koutu

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Koutu has received a New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) grant of $25,390 to buy new sports uniforms for the school.

22 Jun 2021
Thames South School receives grant to remediate swimming pool

Thames South School is pleased to have received a grant from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) of $20,000 for remediation of the school swimming pool.

22 Jun 2021
Sports equipment grant crucial for Waitara High School

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) recently awarded a grant of $5,276 to Waitara High School for rugby uniforms, and waka ama paddles, steerers and shafts. Their old kit was purchased over four years

22 Jun 2021
Non-slip carpet makes a world of difference at CCS Disability Action Bay of Plenty, thanks to NZCT grant

While unglamorous, non-slip carpet makes a world of difference at CCS Disability Action Bay of Plenty, thanks to a grant for $1,100 from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT).

22 Jun 2021
Counties Manukau Gymnastics overjoyed at grant for safe, new equipment

Counties Manukau Gymnastics is excited to have been awarded a grant of $22,000.00 from New Zealand Community Trust for new gym equipment.

22 Jun 2021
Grant for race timing equipment delights Gravity Canterbury

Gravity Canterbury Downhill and Free Ride Club has received an NZCT grant of $19,655 for race timing equipment.

22 Jun 2021
Get on yer bike in Gisborne

The Gisborne Mountain Bike Club is looking forward to constructing a new gravel track loop, thanks to a recent grant of $50,000 from the NZCT.

22 Jun 2021
Boost to BrainTree from NZCT grant

The Canterbury Brain Collective (CBC) is excited to receive a grant of $100,000 to help cover the costs of the gymnasium and ancillary equipment within the BrainTree Wellness Centre in Christchurch.

22 Jun 2021
Boost for kids’ cycling at Snells Beach Primary School

Snells Beach Primary School is grateful to NZCT for a grant of $6,401 towards providing bikes for all their students to enjoy the school’s asphalt bike track.