Who can apply for a grant?

The funding must go towards an event or initiative that enhances one or more of our communities: Wairarapa, Flaxmere, Pahiatua, Rimutaka or Porirua.  Lists of recent grant recipients here.

Download a Grant Application Form here, or collect from our support office, or any one of our gaming venues.

Get started

First, check your organisation is eligible. Then you can submit a grant application form.

Make sure you send us all the required information listed in the form. It’ll make things much easier later on!

Download a grant application form here. Or pick one up from any Trust House gaming venue, or from our Support Office in Masterton.

Due dates for applications

Trust House Foundation meets to consider grant applications about 2 weeks after each due date. Please allow plenty of time for your application to be considered. We are unable, by law, to fund projects that have already taken place.

Application due dates 2019

  • 16 September 2019
  • 4 November 2019

Who decides which organisation will receive funding?

Trustees of the Trust House Foundation carefully review all applications and decide which ones will receive grants. They consult widely, including with the Masterton, Flaxmere, Rimutaka and Porirua net proceeds committee.

The Trustees are:

  • Jock Kershaw
  • Lucy Griffiths
  • Mena Antonio
  • Litea Ah Hoi
  • Tom Jones
  • Ken Kibblewhite
  • Karl Taucher

Our Trustees are informed and impartial in deciding how grant funding is distributed. Read the Trust House Grants Policy, pick up a copy from any of our gaming venues, or request one from our Community Support Secretary.

The Gambling Act 2003 prohibits gaming venue personnel from being involved in the grant application process. This includes being involved in decisions about grants to the community and the provision or management of applications for grants to the community.

Using the Trust House Foundation logo

If you’ve received a grant, you’re welcome to use the Trust House logo on your marketing material. This is not compulsory. We have a range of logo files to choose from, depending on what you need. Download Trust House Foundation logo (PNG).

Questions or comments?

We welcome your feedback.

If you have a question about the way community gaming is managed at Trust House Foundation venues, contact our Gaming Manager, Cindy Grant.
027 257 7014,

If you have a question or comment about your grant application, please phone or email our Community Support Secretary,  Jane Stagg. (06) 370 0527,

Or you may contact the Secretary for Internal Affairs.
( 04) 494 0700,,

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Grants in action

Whanau Youth Featherston

Wayward youth find their calling

South Wairarapa is reaping the benefits of a Featherston-based trust that connects with youth and keeps them busy.

The Life Education Trust North Wellington

The Life Education Trust North Wellington is one of 32 Life Education community trusts based around NZ. We are a registered charity and are managed by a team of volunteer trustees.ife Education Trust North Wellington is one of 32 Life Education community trusts based around NZ. We are a registered charity and are managed by a team of volunteer trustees.

Jazz In Martinborough

Jazz In Martinborough

Jazz In Martinborough (JIM) is a charitable trust run by a small group of music-lovers who work with various community and business groups in South Wairarapa to present entertaining music (mostly jazz) events.

Tony Stevenson of Martinborough-based business Securatel Smarter Living is set to begin installation of CCTV cameras in town. Also pictured, (from left), from the Martinborough Business Association is Allan Hogg, Charlotte Harding and Mike Anders.

Security cameras to keep watch on Martinborough

Martinborough’s can-do attitude is making residents and businesses feel a lot safer in the South Wairarapa town.

The Wings Over Wairarapa Community Trust

The Wings Over Wairarapa Community Trust runs an Air Festival every 2 years with the next event on the 19th to 21st Feb, 2021.

Lakeview School students, and principal Tim Nelson, give the thumbs up for their brand new Toyota van.

School’s new 12-seater van right on time

Driving just got a whole lot more fun for staff and students of Lakeview School in Masterton.

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