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Your West Support Fund

This round is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for details of the next Your West Support Fund.

Your West Support Fund Recipients 2023

Congratulations to the Your West Support Fund recipients for April 2023! One hundred and twenty-seven organisations have been granted their share of $1 million to support activities to help people engage with their community.

Successful applicants from the latest round, which focused on the theme, We Connect and Belong, are below:

Recipients And Amount Granted

AAPICA Trust$2,500
Age Concern Auckland Inc$3,987
All Nations Health Fitness & Wellbeing Trust$10,000
Amitabha Hospice Trust$1,211
Asian Sport & Culture Association$8,805
Auckland Basketball Services Ltd$10,000
Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club$5,000
Auckland Curling Club$6,800
Auckland Diving Community Trust$10,000
Auckland Down Syndrome Association$10,000
Auckland Environmental Protection Association$9,999
Auckland Refugee Council Inc$10,000
Auckland Volunteer Fire Brigade Incorporated$4,000
Avondale Returned Services Inc. Society$2,500
Awhero Trust$10,000
Awhi Mai Te Atatū$10,000
Babystart Charitable Trust$8,233
Bellyful West Auckland$10,000
Blockhouse Bay Business Association$3,228
Brotherhood Trust$10,000
Camp Quality New Zealand$2,280
CARE Waitākere Trust$10,000
Community Approach Trust$10,000
Community Support Waitākere$10,000
Community Waitākere$10,000
Community Waitākere Charitable Trust- Umbrella Organisation$4,647

Dayspring Trust

Dynamic Badminton Association$10,000
EcoMatters Environment Trust$10,000
English Language Partners Auckland Central & West$6,000
Fair Food Trust$9,436
Flanshaw Road School$10,000
Friends of Whatipū$10,000
Gecko NZ Trust: on behalf of South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network$10,000
Glen Eden AOG Church Children Ministry$9,999
Glen Eden Bowling Club$10,000
Glenburn Figure Skating Club$6,880
Glendene Community Society Inc$9,914
Glendene Playcentre$5,000
Glenora Netball Club$1,980
Going West$8,046
Green Bay Community House$9,996
Green Bay Youth Work (c/o Titirangi Baptist Church)$5,841
Gurkha FC$8,693
HBC Community Trust$7,200
Henderson Bowls Inc$9,187
Henderson Budget Service$9,270
Henderson Chinese Association$5,000
Henderson Squash Club Inc$10,000
Henderson Valley Pony Club Incorporated$5,000
Hobsonville Community Trust$10,000
Hope Worldwide-Pakistan$10,000
Huia Cornwallis Ratepayers and Residents Association$7,974

Kaipātiki Project

Kelston Visioning Project Trust$10,000
Kereru Massey Scouts Group$9,700
Konini School$7,820
Kotuku Trust (trading as A Supported Life and Two4Nine)$8,333
Kumeu Cricket Club$4,380
Laingholm Baptist Church$5,000
Lynn-Avon United Association Football Club (Incorporated)$4,347
Massey Amateur Swimming Club$6,240
Massey Birdwood Settlers Association$5,000
Massey Rugby Union Football and Sports Club Inc$7,372
Matuku Reserve Trust$10,000
Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust$4,000
MPHS Community Trust$10,000
No 1 District Federation of New Zealand Soccer Incorporated$10,000
Nurturing Families$10,000
Oratia Bowling Club$10,000
Pest Free Waitākere Ranges Alliance$10,000
PHAB Association (Auckland) Incorporated$10,000
Piha Ratepayers and Residents Association Inc$3,995
Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade$10,000
Ponsonby Rugby Club Inc$7,638
Protect Piha Heritage Society Incorporated$8,679
Ranui Playcentre$4,955
Ranui Swanson Football Club$8,877
Red Leap Theatre$10,000
Redwood Park Golf Club Inc$6,630
RiverCare Group Te Wai o Pareira$9,992
Rutherford Preschool$7,213
Saint Leonards Road School$10,000
Special Olympics Waitākere Trust$8,086
Sport Waitākere Trust$10,000
St Pauls Primary$5,000
TAP lab$6,000
Te Atatū Endeavour Sea Scouts$10,000
Te Atatū Intermediate School$10,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Bowling Club Incorporated$5,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Community Trust$5,000
Te Atatū Peninsula Parade Society Inc$10,000
Te Kohanga Reo o Te Maungarongo$9,575
Te Ohu o Onekiritea$10,000
Te Pou Theatre Trust$10,000
The Auckland Diving Community Trust$10,000
The Girl Guides Association New Zealand Incorporated$5,000
The ReCreators (Re-Creators Charitable Trust)$9,480
The Whau River Catchment Trust$10,000
Titirangi Badminton Club Incorporated$10,000
Titirangi Community House Inc$936
Titirangi Potters$8,430
Titirangi Soldiers Memorial Church Trust$6,499
Triangle Park Community Teaching Garden Charitable Trust$10,000
Waitākere Badminton Association$5,000
Waitākere Central Community Arts Council$5,000
Waitākere Chinese Association Inc$10,000
Waitākere City BMX Club$9,999
Waitākere City Racquet Sports Trust$10,000
Waitākere Ethnic Board$10,000
Waitākere Hockey Club Incorporated$10,000
Waitākere Indian Association$10,000
Waitākere Primary School$10,000
Waitemata Rugby Football Club Incorporated$10,000
Waitemata Scottish Country Dance Club$2,543
West Auckland Girls Brigade$869
West Auckland Mental Health Support Trust (aka Te Ata)$10,000
West Auckland Riding for the Disabled$5,000
West Auckland Woodturners Guild Incorporated$2,150
West Auckland Youth Development Trust$10,000
West City Baseball Club$7,160
West Coast Rangers Football and Sports Club Incorporated$9,999
West Lynn Garden$6,000
Whau ACE Adult and Community Education$10,000
Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust$10,000
WIA Hindi Language & Cultural School$5,000
Woven Earth (Trust)$8,636
Zeal Education Trust- West Auckland$10,000

Funding Priorities- We Connect and Belong

  • For organisations that increase community connection and belonging that will contribute to improved mental and physical wellbeing and resilience of West Aucklanders.

  • To alleviate pressures that are being felt in the community through Covid-19 disruptions, economic hardships, flooding, and storm damage with isolation and anxiety issues prevalent and the increasing disconnect from communities and community groups.

  • Applications can be for operational support, programmes and projects. Capital projects and equipment will be considered if there is a demonstration of how it aligns with community wellbeing and resilience.


  • Applications must be completed and submitted online.

  • This fund is not retrospective and must be spent from April 2023 onwards.

  • Open to organisations that serve the West Auckland community.

  • All groups and organisations with charity or incorporated society status (such as Incorporated Societies, Community Benefit Trusts, Registered Charities) and education providers.

  • Groups affiliated to a regional or national body or use of an umbrella organisation where the benefit is in West Auckland.

  • Require funding to meet operational needs or for a specific project. Capital projects and equipment may be considered. Supporting food banks will not be specifically considered.

  • There will be a lower priority on organisations if they received funding in February 2022.

  • The Accountability form (or progress report) has to be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding. Any unspent funds will need to be returned by 30 April 2024.

Your West Support Fund Terms and Conditions

See Your West Support Fund Terms and Conditions here

Your West Support Fund Recipients April 2022

Congratulations to the Your West Support Fund recipients for April 2022! Each of the following community organisations have been granted $5,000 to help towards providing services for children and young people in The West.

Successful applicants from the last fund are below:


Oarsome Waitemata Rowing Club
Waitemata Rowing Club Inc
Maternity Services Consumer Council
Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club
Auckland Sport Climbing
Hobsonville Point Primary
Rising Community Support Waitākere Trust
Liston College
Waitemata Football Club
Oratia District School
Massey Playcentre
Titirangi Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Inc.
Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa
Bay Olympic Soccer and Sports Club
Glen Eden Community House
Lionrock Boardriders
Mercy Waitemata Trust Board
Radio Lollipop New Zealand Ltd
Te Atatu AFC
NZ School Wrestling
Rutherford Primary School
Zeal Education Trust - West Auckland
Rutherford College
Freyberg Community School
New Windsor School
Netball Waitākere
Neighbourhood Support Waitākere
Upside Youth Mentoring Aotearoa
Piha Surf Life Saving Club
Edmonton School
The Upside Downs Education Trust
MPHS Community Trust
Netball Northern Zone
Henderson Intermediate School
Hobsonville School
Playhouse Theatre Incorporated
Avondale Primary School
Kindness Collective Foundation
Titirangi Community House Society Inc
Henderson Primary School
Glen Eden Primary School
Give a Kid a Blanket
The Scout Association of New Zealand-Edmonton Scouting Group
Owairaka District School
Avondale College
Western Elite Throws Academy Athletics Club
Glenora Rugby League Football Club Incorporated
Henderson North School
Henderson South School
Chaucer School
Circability Trust
Huia Road Horse Club
Redhills Community Kindergarten Inc
Avondale Community Action
Kelston Visioning Project
Auckland Waitākere Roller Sports Club
French Bay Schools Waterwise Inc
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School
Green Bay School
Swanson Playcentre
Kelston Girls' College
St Mary's
Hobsonville Point Secondary School
Belong Aotearoa
Laingholm Primary School
RNZAF Base Auckland Swim Club
Peninsula Primary School
West City Band Inc
Sri Lankan Society of NZ Inc
Lone Kauri School
Titirangi Primary School
Ranui Primary School
United North Piha Lifeguard Service Inc
New Lynn School
Back2School Project
Glen Eden Pataka Kai
EcoMatters Environment Trust
Glen Eden Tennis Club Inc
Flanshaw Centre Incorporated
Waitākere Bears Softball Club Incorporated
Waitākere City Rugby Football & Sports Club Inc
Garden to Table Trust
Glen Eden Playcentre
Waitākere Badminton
Fresh Movement Arts Trust
Glen Eden Scout Group
Al Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated
West Auckland Assn Football & Sports Club
Green Bay High School
Western Districts Hockey Club
Waterhole Swim Club
Whau Pasifika Trust
Vaitupu Community Trust
Marist Rugby League Football Club Auckland Inc.
Kelston Boys' High School
Avondale Intermediate
Glenavon Community Trust
Unite Aotearoa
Glenavon School
Matipo Primary School
French Bay Yacht Club Inc
Rangeview Intermediate School
Waterview Primary
Rosebank School


  • The Trusts' grants are considered unconditional gifts and therefore no GST is payable on any grant received. If an applicant is GST registered, the grant will not cover the GST component and will be awarded on a GST exclusive basis. If an applicant is not GST registered, the grant will be paid on a GST inclusive basis.

  • Once the selection panel has made their decision on who receives funding, we will email both the successful and unsuccessful applicants to let them know the result of their application. This email will be sent in late March 2023.

  • The most common reasons for declining were:

    • Not clearly servicing the West Auckland area

    • Not aligning with the theme, We Connect and Belong

    • A lower priority was given to organisations if they had received funding in February 2022

    • The organisation was not charitable, incorporated, or an educational institute.

    We appreciate the time and effort you put into submitting your application. We intend to continue to support more community organisations through the Your West Support Fund in the future, so we hope you will consider applying next time.

  • The Your West Support Fund is part of The Trusts Support West programme for 2022/23. This funding comes from surplus commercial profits from our retail and hospitality businesses.

  • If your application for funding from Your West Support Fund is successful, the funds will be paid into your nominated bank account by 6 April 2023.

  • Organisations eligible to apply for assistance from the Your West Support Fund are schools, sports clubs, incorporated societies, registered charities, and community organisations. Please see our Criteria section for more information.

    Previous recipients of Your West Support Fund are also eligible to apply for funding.

  • Applications for funding from the latest Your West Support fund opened on Friday the 10th of February 2023 and will close at 11.59 pm on Friday the 10th of March 2023. You can apply online via the Apply Now button on this page.

    All applications will be considered by the selection panel of elected members of the Waitākere and Portage Licensing Trusts, who may contact you for more information.

  • As part of the application process you will asked to submit some documentation to support your application.

    The following documentation is required:

    • A copy of your organisation’s most recent financial statements (preferably audited)
    • For operational expenses we require 3 months worth of invoices
    • For capital projects or equipment we require 3 quotes showing the cost of the project or equipment
    • A bank deposit slip
    • Schools are required to provide a letter from the principal supporting their application
  • A maximum of $10,000 of Your West Support funding can be applied for per organisation. For funding that covers operational expenses (e.g. salaries, utility bills, rent), a limit of 12 months of funding can be applied for.

  • You can apply for funding for your organisation to cover either operational costs (e.g. a salary, rent or utility bills) or for capital expenditure (e.g. building maintenance) or equipment costs (e.g. sports or IT equipment). Please see the Criteria section for more details.

  • A date for the next Your West Support Fund is yet to be confirmed. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for details of the next Your West Support Fund.

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