Every year, we grant funding to hundreds of initiatives that make living in our communities more social, more interesting, healthier and safer.

Please note, recently there has been changes to our accountability policy. Accountability must now be completed within six months.

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.

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 2018

  • 15 January
  • 26 February  (Mstn/Porirua)
  • 19 March
  • 21 May
  • 16 July
  • 17 September
  • 5 November

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 online, 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 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.

Trust House Logo

High resolution

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

The Aquadome story

In 1959 a swimming and diving pool was constructed on the side of the hill alongside Wellington East Girls College (WEGC). It was an outdoor, unheated concrete pool built by hand.

Easy to use defibrillators a life saver

With art, culture and sport considered the usual beneficiaries of Trust House donations, community health and wellbeing is also getting a healthy slice of the pie.
Since 2009 the Trust House Foundation has provided around $175,000 of funding for automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).



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