Community Trusts

Created: February 3, 2021 at 3:22 PM | Updated: February 5, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

New Zealand has an expansive regional network of community trusts.  One of the roles of these Community Trusts is to provide funding support to a range of community organisations and charities.

In addition to providing funding, many of the Trusts also organize workshops and offer valuable resources and support to community organisations in their respective regions. Explore the links below for information about each of the twelve regional Community Trusts:

Auckland and Northland:



Bay of Plenty:     

Eastern and Central:     



Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Chatham Islands:   

Buller, Grey, and Westland:   

Mid & South Canterbury:   




You can read about the statutory purpose of these Community Trusts in section 12 of the Community Trusts Act.