About the Trust

Donations

To manage, invest and distribute funds for the benefit of our community.

The Eastern & Central Community Trust is an independent, charitable trust, and is open and accountable to it's community. The Trust regularly donates money to community groups within its area; donations amount to around $5 million per annum. The aim is to help these groups achieve the things they believe will make their communities a better place for all who live there.

Donations are for charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational projects or services. If a community group identifies a special need and shows a commitment to helping itself, it will receive consideration.

Trustees

There are twelve Trustees, appointed by the Minister of Finance. They are selected for their professional or community-based experience and must live within the Trust's region.

The current Trustees are:

Geoff Milner - Chair Gisborne
Robyn Rauna Gisborne
Anna Hansen Hawke's Bay
Caren Rangi
Hawke's Bay
Mark Kilmister
Hawkes Bay
David Lea
Tararua
Roland Ellis
Tararua
Margaret Millard
Manawatu
Bryan Guy
Manawatu
Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins Horowhenua
Ron Garrod Wairarapa
Stephen Kerr
Wairarapa

The Trustees are responsible for managing funds of more than $130 million and distributing income for the benefit of the communities from Poverty Bay through to Wairarapa, and across the lower North Island to Manawatu and Horowhenua.

Meet the Trustees

Annual Public Meeting

A Public Meeting is held each year, within the Trust's region. The next Public Meeting is scheduled to be held in the Wairarapa in August 2017. Further details will be made available closer to the time.

 

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