Where Your Trusts Money Goes

What drives us is giving back to West Auckland. On this page you can learn more about where the money we give back goes in your West Auckland community.

In the 2018/19 financial year, we gave back just over $2.5 million. Our giving back budget is growing and for 2019/20 we have committed to giving back $3.5 million. Our goal is to give back $5 million a year by 2020 and each year thereafter.

The money we give back comes from profit generated in our retail and hospitality businesses and returns from our investment strategy.

Your Elected Members are responsible for deciding how the giving back funds are distributed. They aim to spread the funds across a wide range of groups and organisations, big and small,  whose work supports the community in West Auckland.

Thank you for your support of your Trusts’ stores and venues. Every dollar you spend in our stores means there is more money available to give back to the groups and causes in our community that need support.

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The Million Dollar Mission is our flagship giving programme where the community votes for the distribution of $1 million across a range of amazing causes each year.

Now in its third year, the Million Dollar Mission has seen more than $3 million in total given to one hundred groups in our community.

You can view a list of every group we have supported through Million Dollar Mission here. Applications for our next Million Dollar Mission open on August the 19th 2019 and can be made via the Million Dollar Mission website.

When funds are available, your Elected Members can choose to support special or one-off causes in our community.

This year we were pleased to be able to make a one-off special donation to the Special Care Baby Unit redevelopment at Waitakere Hospital. This is a total donation of $2 million which will be spread across the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years. The 2019/20 portion of the donation will be allocated in the 2019/20 giving back budget.

Where The Trusts Money Goes

Every two or three years we distribute free safety gear or useful everyday items to all households in West Auckland. In recent years, your Trusts have distributed:

If you have an idea for a useful item that you would like to have considered for future household distributions then let us know by sending an email to info@thetrusts.co.nz.

Where The Trusts Money Goes

Your Trusts support a range of organisations each year with major and minor sponsorships. The groups we support include sports clubs, business associations, the Life Education Trust and local art awards.

In the 2018/2019 financial year, we gave a total of $115,813 in sponsorships to:

  • Education, Community Groups, Events & Facilities – $69,313
  • Sports Clubs & Programmes – $46,500

Every year we give a range of smaller gifts and donations of cash, product, merchandise and gift vouchers to community organisations to help with prizegivings, fundraisers and filling in all the little extras that these groups need to achieve.

In 2018/19 we supported 36 local groups with over $3,500 worth of these items.

Where trade customers like sports clubs, RSAs or bowling clubs choose to buy product from us at wholesale rates in their bars (they can buy from any wholesaler, but many choose us for our price and friendly service), we can help with a special sponsorship programme to repay their loyalty. It’s all about helping these clubs achieve their best.

If you know a community group that would benefit from a gift, donation or sponsorship like this, then get in touch with us at info@thetrusts.co.nz.

Where The Trusts Money Goes

Your Trusts gave back to almost every West Auckland school through our school support programme in 2018/19.

These were cash contributions towards things that many schools would otherwise be unable to afford, such as scholarships, trophies, books, graduation ceremonies, stationery prizes, photos, Korowai cloaks, updating honours boards and more.

Although these items may seem small, they mean a huge amount to the schools and students in our community who benefit from them. The amounts given vary depending on the type of school (primary, intermediate, secondary) and their roll size.

In 2018, your Trusts gave more than $85,000 to West Auckland schools. View the full list of schools (including the amount they received) below.

Portage Area

Arahoe School $500
Avondale College $5,000
Avondale Intermediate $2,000
Avondale Primary School $400
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate $3,000
Blockhouse Bay School $500
Chaucer School $300
Fruitvale Road School $400
Glen Eden Intermediate $3,000
Glen Eden School $400
Glenavon School $400
Glendene School $300
Green Bay High School $4,000
Green Bay Primary School $500
Kaurilands School $500
Kelston Boys’ High School $3,000
Kelston Girls’ College $3,000
Kelston Intermediate $2,000
Kelston School $400
Konini School $400
Laingholm School $400
Lynfield College $4,000
New Lynn School $400
New Windsor School $500
Oaklynn Special School $300
Owairaka District School $500
Prospect School $400
Rosebank School $500
St Dominic’s Catholic School (Blockhouse Bay) $400
St Leonards Road School $500
St Mary’s School (Avondale) $300
Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School $300
Titirangi School $500
Waterview School $400
Woodlands Park School $400

Waitakere Area

ACG Sunderland $400
Arohanui Special School $1,500
Birdwood School $400
Bruce McLaren Intermediate $1,500
Colwill School Massey $400
Don Buck School $400
Edmonton School $300
Flanshaw Road School $400
Freyberg Community School $400
Henderson High School $3,000
Henderson Intermediate $1,500
Henderson North School $400
Henderson School $300
Henderson South School $400
Henderson Valley School $400
Hobsonville Point Primary School $400
Hobsonville Point Secondary School $2,000
Hobsonville School $500
Holy Cross Catholic School Henderson $400
Lincoln Heights School $400
Liston College $3,000
Marina View School $500
Massey High School $4,000
Massey Primary School $400
Matipo Road School $500
Middle School West Auckland $1,500
Oratia School $500
Pomaria Road School $400
Rangeview Intermediate $1,500
Ranui School $400
Royal Road School $400
Rutherford College $3,000
Rutherford School $400
St Dominic’s Catholic College Henderson $3,000
St Paul’s School (Massey) $400
Summerland Primary $500
Sunnyvale School $400
Swanson School $500
Taupaki School $400
Te Atatu Intermediate $1,500
Tirimoana School $500
TKKM o Hoani Waititi $1,000
Waitakere College $3,000
Waitakere School $500
West Harbour School $400
Western Heights School $500
Whenuapai School $400

Thanks West Auckland, for making this possible through your support. If you know a group who would benefit from support, get in touch with us at info@thetrusts.co.nz.

A new initiative will see dozens of new car seats donated to families in need, thanks to funding from The Trusts in partnership with Plunket. Police checkpoints in West Auckland will inspect vehicles to ensure children are safely restrained, and if not, a suitable car seat will be provided and installed on the spot free of charge. This will help to keep West Auckland’s youngest residents safe while travelling.