Eastern & Central Community Trust (ECCT) makes funding donations to community organisations in Gisborne District, Hawke's Bay, Tararua, Wairarapa, Manawatu & Horowhenua.
The Eastern & Central Community Trust is an independent, charitable trust, and is open and accountable to its 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.
There are ten 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:
|Anna Hansen||Hawke's Bay|
|Sarah Paku||Hawke's Bay|
|Mark Kilmister||Hawke's Bay|
|David Lea - Deputy Chair
|Shelly Mitchell-Jenkins - Chair||Horowhenua|
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.
A Public Meeting is held each year, within the Trust's region. The next Public Meeting is scheduled to be held on 29 August 2018 at Ellwood Function Centre, 15 Otene Road, Waipatu, Hastings 4172.
The venue will be open from 4:15 to mix and mingle with Trustees and staff, and the meeting will open at 5pm.
Anyone wishing to attend is requested to RSVP to the Eastern & Central Community Trust's office by Friday 24 August 2018, by calling our freephone number: 0800 878 720.