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Your West Support Fund

Funds were set aside for one-off grants to support community initiatives associated with key focus areas. This includes support for projects, operating or capital costs.

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Your West Support Fund recipients for April 2024!

This March 2024, The Portage Licensing Trust and Waitākere Licensing Trust (The Trusts) opened Your West Support Fund and Your West Innovation Fund.

The Trusts is excited to announce that 41 organisations have been granted their share of $750,000 through Your West Support Fund, thanks to a new charitable funding model designed to address inequity.

Under the framework, the funding backs projects and organisations that will contribute to positive long-term change in The West. The grants concentrate on initiatives that support or are led by communities experiencing inequity in The Trusts’ region. The goal is to enable everyone to access opportunities, resources, networks, and support that enable people to do well on their terms.

“We were impressed by the quality of many of the applications and pleased to see so many organisations addressing inequity in West Auckland,” says Linda Cooper, President of Waitakere Licensing Trust. “We held firm on following the process of focussing on the equity criteria, priorities, and key focus areas set out in The Trusts Community Funding Strategy,” she says. “Ultimately, we want to show that our funding is making an impact and helping to shift the dial for our community.”

The funding prioritised supporting communities with the most impact, Marcus Amosa, President of Portage Licensing Trust, says. Across all the focus areas, The Trusts prioritised funding centred on improving the lives of young people, connected, resilient and thriving communities, and sustainable environments, as well as partnering with Māori or supporting Pacific communities.

CEO of The Trusts, Allan Pollard, says community members who aligned their application with the strategy fared better. He noted that many applications asked for operational support, writing that times were tougher and other funding sources had been reduced. He says that member organisations were conscious of lowering fees for their communities. Many applications involved supporting mental health, mentoring, and building resilience as people recover from the Auckland floods, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenging economic environment.

The Trust is reviewing the $250,000 Your West Innovation Fund applications and will report their outcome in the upcoming weeks.

Two hundred sixty organisations applied for $3,767,297 from Your West Support Fund. The successful recipients have been approved for $369,812 from Portage Licensing Trust and $375,353 from Waitākere Licensing Trust, totalling $745,165.

Here are this year's recipients!

Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support$20,000.00
VisionWest Community Trust$10,000.00
Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden Charitable Trust$10,000.00
MPHS Community Trust$20,000.00
Tuilaepa Youth Mentoring Service$20,000.00
Ranui Action Project$20,000.00
RiverCare Group Te Wai o Pareira$18,993.00
Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa$20,000.00
West Auckland Youth Development Trust$20,000.00
Te Pou Theatre Trust$20,000.00
Hope Worldwide-Pakistan$20,000.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters Auckland$20,000.00
Te Karanga Charitable Trust$20,000.00
Fair Food Trust$20,000.00
Al Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated$20,000.00
Ranui 135 Youth Trust$20,000.00
EcoMatters Environment Trust$20,000.00
I Love Avondale$20,000.00
Community Approach Trust$20,000.00
Sport Waitākere Trust$20,000.00
The Whau River Catchment Trust$20,000.00
Whau Pasifika Trust$20,000.00
Christians Against Poverty$20,000.00
Zeal Education Trust - West Auckland$20,000.00
Woven Earth (Trust)$10,000.00
English Language Partners Auckland Central & West$20,000.00
Te Kohanga Reo o Kakariki$20,000.00
Silver Fern MotorSport Charitable Trust$20,000.00
Give a Kid a Blanket Charitable Trust$20,000.00
Waitākere Chinese Association Incorporated$20,000.00
Te Ao Kita$20,000.00
YMCA North$12,720.00
Royal NZ Plunket Trust$10,000.00
Friends of Oakley Creek Te Auaunga Incorporated$19,410.00
Hoani Waititi Marae$20,000.00
Affirming Works$5,000.00
Community Waitākere Charitable Trust$20,000.00
Dayspring Trust$10,000.00
Lowkey Sustainable Solutions$20,000.00
New Lynn Rugby League Football Club Incorporated$20,000.00
Haven Foundation$19,042.00

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The Trusts Community Funding Guidelines for Your West Support Fund

Find out more about the granting guidelines for Your West Support Fund and the new funding strategy and priorities. Take a look at the quick links listed below for further details.

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Your West Support Fund Recipients 2023

Congratulations to the 127 Your West Support Fund recipients for April 2023! These successful applicants from last year's round, which focused on the theme, We Connect and Belong, each received their share of $1 million.

Recipients And Amount Granted

AAPICA Trust$2,500
Age Concern Auckland Inc$3,987
All Nations Health Fitness & Wellbeing Trust$10,000
Amitabha Hospice Trust$1,211
Asian Sport & Culture Association$8,805
Auckland Basketball Services Ltd$10,000
Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club$5,000
Auckland Curling Club$6,800
Auckland Diving Community Trust$10,000
Auckland Down Syndrome Association$10,000
Auckland Environmental Protection Association$9,999
Auckland Refugee Council Inc$10,000
Auckland Volunteer Fire Brigade Incorporated$4,000
Avondale Returned Services Inc. Society$2,500
Awhero Trust$10,000
Awhi Mai Te Atatū$10,000
Babystart Charitable Trust$8,233
Bellyful West Auckland$10,000
Blockhouse Bay Business Association$3,228
Brotherhood Trust$10,000
Camp Quality New Zealand$2,280
CARE Waitākere Trust$10,000
Community Approach Trust$10,000
Community Support Waitākere$10,000
Community Waitākere$10,000
Community Waitākere Charitable Trust- Umbrella Organisation$4,647

Dayspring Trust

Dynamic Badminton Association$10,000
Eco Matters Environment Trust$10,000
English Language Partners Auckland Central & West$6,000
Fair Food Trust$9,436
Flanshaw Road School$10,000
Friends of Whatipū$10,000
Gecko NZ Trust: on behalf of South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network$10,000
Glen Eden AOG Church Children Ministry$9,999
Glen Eden Bowling Club$10,000
Glenburn Figure Skating Club$6,880
Glendene Community Society Inc$9,914
Glendene Playcentre$5,000
Glenora Netball Club$1,980
Going West$8,046
Green Bay Community House$9,996
Green Bay Youth Work (c/o Titirangi Baptist Church)$5,841
Gurkha FC$8,693
HBC Community Trust$7,200
Henderson Bowls Inc$9,187
Henderson Budget Service$9,270
Henderson Chinese Association$5,000
Henderson Squash Club$10,000
Henderson Valley Pony Club Incorporated$5,000
Hobsonville Community Trust$10,000
Hope Worldwide-Pakistan$10,000
Huia Cornwallis Ratepayers and Residents Association$7,974

Kaipātiki Project

Kelston Visioning Project Trust$10,000
Kereru Massey Scouts Group$9,700
Konini School$7,820
Kotuku Trust (trading as A Supported Life and Two4Nine)$8,333
Kumeu Cricket Club$4,380
Laingholm Baptist Church$5,000
Lynn-Avon United AFC$4,347
Massey Amateur Swimming Club$6,240
Massey Birdwood Settlers Association$5,000
Massey Rugby Union Football and Sports Club Inc$7,372
Matuku Reserve Trust$10,000
Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust$4,000
MPHS Community Trust$10,000
No 1 District Federation of New Zealand Soccer Incorporated$10,000
Nurturing Families$10,000
Oratia Bowling Club$10,000
Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance$10,000
PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated$10,000
Piha Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc$3,995
Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade$10,000
Ponsonby Rugby Club Inc$7,638
Protect Piha Heritage Society Incorporated$8,679
Ranui Playcentre$4,955
Ranui Swanson Football Club$8,877
Red Leap Theatre$10,000
Redwood Park Golf Club Inc$6,630
RiverCare Group Te Wai o Pareira$9,992
Rutherford Preschool$7,213
Saint Leonards Road School$10,000
Special Olympics Waitākere Trust$8,086
Sport Waitākere Trust$10,000
St Paul's School$5,000
TAP lab$6,000
Te Atatū Endeavour Sea Scouts$10,000
Te Atatū Intermediate School$10,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Bowling Club Incorporated$5,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Community Trust$5,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Parade Society Inc$10,000
Te Kohanga Reo o Te Maungarongo$9,575
Te Ohu o Onekiritea$10,000
Te Pou Theatre Trust$10,000
The Auckland Diving Community Trust$10,000
Girl Guiding New Zealand$5,000
The ReCreators (Re-Creators Charitable Trust)$9,480
The Whau River Catchment Trust$10,000
Titirangi Badminton Club Incorporated$10,000
Titirangi Community House Inc$936
Titirangi Potters$8,430
Titirangi Soldier's Memorial Church Trust$6,499
Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden Charitable Trust$10,000
Waitākere Badminton Association$5,000
Waitākere Central Community Arts Council$5,000
Waitākere Chinese Association Inc$10,000
Waitākere City BMX Club$9,999
Waitākere City Racquet Sports Trust$10,000
Waitākere Ethnic Board$10,000
Waitākere Hockey Club Incorporated$10,000
Waitākere Indian Association$10,000
Waitākere Primary School$10,000
Waitemata Rugby Football Club Incorporated$10,000
Waitemata Scottish Country Dance Club$2,543
West Auckland Girls Brigade$869
West Auckland Mental Health Support Trust (aka Te Ata)$10,000
West Auckland Riding for the Disabled$5,000
West Auckland Woodturners Guild Incorporated$2,150
West Auckland Youth Development Trust$10,000
West City Baseball Club$7,160
West Coast Rangers Football and Sports Club Incorporated$9,999
West Lynn Garden$6,000
Whau ACE Adult and Community Education$10,000
Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust$10,000
WIA Hindi Language & Cultural School$5,000
Woven Earth (Trust)$8,636
Zeal Education Trust- West Auckland$10,000

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Your West Support Fund Recipients April 2022

Congratulations to the Your West Support Fund recipients for April 2022! Each of the following community organisations have been granted $5,000 to help towards providing services for children and young people in The West.


Oarsome Waitemata Rowing Club
Waitemata Rowing Club Inc
Maternity Services Consumer Council
Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club
Auckland Sport Climbing
Hobsonville Point Primary
Rising Community Support Waitākere Trust
Liston College
Waitemata Football Club
Oratia District School
Massey Playcentre
Titirangi Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Inc.
Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa
Bay Olympic Soccer and Sports Club
Glen Eden Community House
Lionrock Boardriders
Mercy Waitemata Trust Board
Radio Lollipop New Zealand Ltd
Te Atatu AFC
NZ School Wrestling
Rutherford Primary School
Zeal Education Trust - West Auckland
Rutherford College
Freyberg Community School
New Windsor School
Netball Waitākere
Neighbourhood Support Waitākere
Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa
Piha Surf Life Saving Club
Edmonton School
The Upside Downs Education Trust
MPHS Community Trust
Netball Northern Zone
Henderson Intermediate School
Hobsonville School
Playhouse Theatre Incorporated
Avondale Primary School
Kindness Collective Foundation
Titirangi Community House Society Inc
Henderson Primary School
Glen Eden Primary School
Give a Kid a Blanket
The Scout Association of New Zealand-Edmonton Scouting Group
Owairaka District School
Avondale College
Western Elite Throws Academy Athletics Club
Glenora Rugby League Football Club Incorporated
Henderson North School
Henderson South School
Chaucer School
Circability Trust
Huia Road Horse Club
Redhills Community Kindergarten Inc
Avondale Community Action
Kelston Visioning Project
Auckland Waitākere Roller Sports Club
French Bay Schools Waterwise Inc
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School
Green Bay School
Swanson Playcentre
Kelston Girls' College
St Mary's
Hobsonville Point Secondary School
Belong Aotearoa
Laingholm Primary School
RNZAF Base Auckland Swim Club
Peninsula Primary School
West City Band Inc
Sri Lankan Society of NZ Inc
Lone Kauri School
Titirangi Primary School
Ranui Primary School
United North Piha Lifeguard Service Inc
New Lynn School
Back2School Project
Glen Eden Pataka Kai
EcoMatters Environment Trust
Glen Eden Tennis Club Inc
Flanshaw Centre Incorporated
Waitākere Bears Softball Club Incorporated
Waitākere City Rugby Football & Sports Club Inc
Garden to Table Trust
Glen Eden Playcentre
Waitākere Badminton
Fresh Movement Arts Trust
Glen Eden Scout Group
Al Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated
West Auckland Assn Football & Sports Club
Green Bay High School
Western Districts Hockey Club
Waterhole Swim Club
Whau Pasifika Trust
Vaitupu Community Trust
Marist Rugby League Football Club Auckland Inc.
Kelston Boys' High School
Avondale Intermediate
Glenavon Community Trust
Unite Aotearoa
Glenavon School
Matipo Primary School
French Bay Yacht Club Inc
Rangeview Intermediate School
Waterview Primary
Rosebank School

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If you need further information about Your West Support Fund, please do not hesitate to contact us at grants@thetrusts.co.nz