About Your West Support Fund

We know that West Aucklanders, like all kiwis, have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help, elected members from both the Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trusts have worked together to establish a fund to help those affected.

The Your West Support Fund has been set up to give back $500,000 worth of short-term financial assistance for registered charities and incorporated societies helping West Aucklanders, with the view that over time the fund will continue to be used to help those in need during difficult times.

Applications closed on Friday 26 June at 12pm. Thank you to those community groups who applied.

What happens next?

A selection panel, which consists of elected members from Portage & Waitakere Licensing Trusts will review the applications we have received to decide which community groups will receive funding. We will be in touch with every community group that applied to let them know if their application was successful for not in the coming weeks.

The Your West Support Fund is a giving back initiative to assist West Auckland community organisations, specifically those that have been affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and that require financial assistance in the short term, to get back on their feet or fulfill operational needs.

Organisations eligible to apply for assistance from the Your West Support Fund are incorporated societies, registered charities, and community organisations.

The organisation or community group applying must support and serve the people of West Auckland.

Government funded health and education facilities are not eligible for funding from the Your West Support Fund. If you want to enquire about other funding opportunities, please contact us.

  • Complete the form below
  • Applications close Friday 26 June
  • All applications will be considered by the selection panel of elected members of the Waitakere and Portage Licensing Trusts, who may contact you for more information
  • Recipients will be announced on Monday 13 July

Organisations or groups can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Your West Support Fund and this will be provided based on impact and need.

We want to help organisations that have been affected by the impacts of COVID-19, this includes those who require funding due to an increased demand in services brought on by the impact of COVID-19, or those who require funding to maintain their existing services through the COVID-19 economic downturn. A limit of up to three months of funding can be applied for.

Some examples include:

  • Funding to hire an extra employee on a short-term basis to meet demand.
  • To assist with paying for services that continued throughout the lockdown period despite a lack of income for the organisation or group.

We have contracted TTCF to ensure applications meet the eligibility criteria and follow best practice accountability on funds donated.

The Your West Support Fund is $500,000 in total and is part of The Trusts giving back plan for 2020. This funding comes from commercial profits from our retail and hospitality businesses as well as our investment portfolio.