Education funding is a key priority of the Trust. This supports our vision to inspire life-long learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our community through enduring support of education, art, and culture.
Within the Trust district, funding is available to organisations that provide educationally focused programmes at all levels from early childhood, through the school years and beyond.
In 2019, we embarked on a new direction for education funding. Investing for the long-term and the greatest impact, the Whakaoriori Wellbeing Project supported students from early childhood to college to learn resilient thinking techniques and master social competence.
In February 2024, we announced the MTLT Supplementary Literacy Support Project. We are investing $600,000 over the next three years to support learners (in years 1 to 3) to become successful readers and writers by the time they start college. We look forward to bringing the benefits of the MTLT Literacy Support Project to the youngest learners in Masterton for their future success.
Our education grants include:
Open to non-school organisations that provide educationally focused programmes to benefit residents within the Trust district. Excludes capital works and one-off events.
Priority is given to programmes that focus on –
- Early childhood education
- Technology education
- Education for people with special learning needs
- Environmental education.
In 2023 we opened a grant fund for Rangitāne o Wairarapa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Pasifika o Wairarapa to assist with addressing educational priorities within the Trust district. Excludes capital works and items.
This grant supports educational event-related costs within the Trust district. Excludes sports events and travel costs to events and activities outside Masterton.
Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) is investing $600,000 over the next three years to deliver literacy support for Masterton’s youngest learners. “In line with philanthropic best practice, we’re investing in long-term educational opportunities that...
Community-owned Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) has invested in excess of a quarter of a million dollars in education and community initiatives to benefit locals in its latest funding round.
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