Concessional Rents

As a communityowned trust, we make property available to support the people of Masterton in community endeavours. By providing rentfree premises to community groups in Masterton, we’re able to help keep their services and activities affordable, or free for locals. Our concessional rent grants cover the annual rent cost for the Trustowned building the community group operates from. While these properties don’t provide a financial return, they deliver social, cultural and educational dividends to our community. They also provide a physical home – spaces for people to gather and connect, spaces to deliver much needed community assistance, and spaces for recreational pursuits. Current recipients of concessional rent grants include –

  • Wairarapa Woodworkers Guild – 138 Pownall Street
  • Masterton Foodbank – Radio House, 5 Church Street
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – Radio House, 5 Church Street
  • Masterton Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy – Ngā Tōtara Hall, 203 Ngaumutawa Road
  • Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art & History – 12 Bruce Street

Learn more about community property.

Concessional rent grants are reviewed annually by our Board to ensure the recipients continue to meet the concessional rent grant criteria through their service to the community.

Recipients are asked to submit a Concessional Rent Accountability Report in March of each year.

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