Your Trusts are giving back to West Auckland through grants, donations, sponsorships and household distributions. Below are the stories of how our giving back is helping our community.

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Connected Media Charitable Trust

Young Westies promote sustainability through film

Young Westies promote sustainability through film The Trusts’ Your West Support Fund was set up to provide short-term financial assistance to community groups during Covid. The fund provided vital support to not-for-profit organisations helping West Aucklanders during difficult times. One group to benefit from the initiative is the Connected Media Charitable Trust, which oversees several…

WAYDT rolls with the punches during Covid

WAYDT rolls with the punches during Covid Covid has been challenging for communities across West Auckland. And even more so for young Westies. Multiple lockdowns have seen schooling interrupted and sports and leisure activities cancelled or postponed. No organisation appreciates the impact on young people more than the West Auckland Youth Development Trust (WAYDT). The…

Neighbourhood Support makes critical connections during Covid

Neighbourhood Support makes critical connections during Covid The nationwide community-led Neighbourhood Support movement is all about creating safe, resilient, and connected communities. And in West Auckland, that mission took on a new meaning during Covid-19. With its wide community reach, Neighbourhood Support Waitākere provided an essential link with isolated vulnerable and elderly residents facing lockdown.…

Top Kiwi athletes light up The Trusts Arena

Top Kiwi athletes light up The Trusts Arena West Aucklanders were treated to an impressive display by the country’s top athletes at the recent Sir Graeme Douglas International. Held at The Trusts Arena, the prestigious athletics event was the last chance for Aucklanders to see top Kiwi athletes in their own backyard before the Tokyo…

Next-generation of leaders takes the reins at ACYDC

Next-generation of leaders takes the reins at ACYDC Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club Inc. (ACYDC) has started an exciting initiative to develop the leadership skills of its young members. The Glen Eden-based club is not just about raising the profile of indoor rock climbing as a sport. ‘We also want to grow the individual and…

Crescendo The Trusts

Crescendo provides vital creative outlet for young Westies

Crescendo provides vital creative outlet for young Westies Social enterprise Crescendo has provided an essential creative outlet for young West Aucklanders during Covid. Using music, radio and performance, the organisation provides mentoring programmes for talented youth. The aim is to help them learn new skills, make industry connections and ultimately earn a living from their…

North West Toy Library

Toy library survives and thrives during lockdown

Toy library survives and thrives during lockdown The Covid lockdowns couldn’t have come at a worse time for the North West Toy Library. The group had only been up and running for nine months when the virus struck. The toy library’s ‘stay and play’ operating model couldn’t survive the restrictions. The group needed to adapt…

Creating opportunities for disabled young athletes out West

Creating opportunities for disabled young athletes out West Covid-19 hit all budding young athletes hard. Both lockdowns saw sports grind to a halt across Auckland as restrictions kicked in. A charitable organisation, the Halberg Foundation aims to support physically disabled young people participate in sport. And this goal is more important than ever in today’s…

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club Summer of Cricket

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club Summer of Cricket Summer is just around the corner, and Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club (SNLCC) is eagerly anticipating another action-packed cricket season. There was disappointment all-round when lockdown restrictions ended last season early. The new season starts on 31 October, and club members can’t wait to get out on…

The Fono & The Trusts

Partnership working in action

Partnership working in action with The Trusts & The Fono When health and social services provider The Fono put out an SOS for help on Facebook, The Trusts was delighted to respond. The Fono is one of the largest Pacific NGOs in the country. With a head office in Henderson, the organisation offers medical, community,…

Cooking with Konini School

Cooking with Konini School Earlier this year, The Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook was distributed through West Auckland schools by Healthy Families Waitakere. This cookbook helps feed families of up to six people with budget friendly, nutritious meals. It is also filled with great shopping tips for cooking on a budget and gives families a…

Fund Nurtures Community Garden Project

Fund Nurtures Community Garden Project Auckland-wide environmental group Kaipātiki Project is just one of many community organisations to benefit from the Your West Support Fund. Set up by The Trusts, the Fund helps charitable groups struggling to meet their operating costs as a result of Covid-19. The $500,000 emergency fund has been used to support…