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Whakaoriori Wellbeing Project - Fostering social competence

The Whakaoriori Wellbeing Project aims to foster social competence as young people transition from early childhood to primary school and from primary to secondary school.  A total grant value of $600,000 has been committed for this project over the next two to three years.  The project takes a... Read full story

2021 Annual Report

The Trust is pleased to present our annual report for the year ended 31 March 2021. The year brought unexpected challenges, but two years into our six-year strategy the Trust's finance and grants objectives are on target.

The annual report is available to view ... Read full story

Trust announces 2021 education grants

Supporting diverse learning opportunities in the community

A diverse lineup of locally-based community organisations and education providers have received funding for education programmes from the Masterton Trust Lands Trust, boosting opportunities and access to life-long... Read full story

Science scholarship for Masterton student

Like thousands of other students around New Zealand, Bianca Green of Masterton is, this week, sorting through mountains of gear she has hauled down to Dunedin and settling into university halls of residence.

Unlike some students leaving home and facing the financial hurdle of tertiary... Read full story

Masterton Trust Lands Trust launches the Whakaoriori Wellbeing Project

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT/the Trust) is embarking on a bold and collaborative initiative to significantly improve the educational outcomes of students across the Masterton district.  Through focusing on a single identified area where it believes it can have the greatest impact, and... Read full story

Funding announced for Masterton education programmes and COVID-hit NFPs

An exciting array of education programmes across Masterton have just received funding from the Masterton Trust Lands Trust, boosting opportunities for learning for both young and old.

From outdoor education, to digital technology, the arts and history, to sports and more, nearly $130,000... Read full story

Masterton Trust Lands Trust announces 2019/20 annual result & COVID-19 community support fund

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) announced another year of positive financial results and a COVID-19 community support fund at its annual general meeting (AGM) today.

MTLT distributed $902,592 in grants over the year, an increase of 15.2 percent from the previous year. Read full story

Masterton Trust Lands Trust offers community education grants

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) is offering grants to community and education organisations involved in providing local education programmes and opportunities.

The new community education fund is providing a total of $125,000 in grants, with grants available up to $15,000 each.

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Golden C'Art Scholarship awarded to local student

Former St Matthew’s Collegiate student Gemma Sims has been awarded this year’s Golden C’Art Scholarship from Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) to help with her study towards a Bachelor of Design with Honours at Massey University in Wellington.

Worth $1,000, the scholarship is awarded to... Read full story

MTLT provides new home for Wairarapa Woodworkers Guild

There will be more opportunities for local people to develop woodworking skills after Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) provided the Wairarapa Woodworkers Guild with a concessional rent grant and larger facility to operate from.

The Guild has relocated from Carterton Men’s Shed into the... Read full story