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2022 Annual Report

The Trust is pleased to present our annual report for the year ended 31 March 2022. The Trust exceeded $1 million in grants for the first time in five years, and three years into the six-year strategy our finance and grants objectives are on target.

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

Masterton community to benefit from $1.5m

Community-owned Masterton Trust Lands Trust has announced an historic annual grants budget of $1.5 million for 2022/23. It coincides with the Trust’s 150th year.

The $1.5 million represents the largest amount of money the Trust has ever made available to the people of Masterton. This... Read full story

MTLT supports local students to experience Outward Bound

A recent Outward Bound (OB) hosted event in Masterton acknowledged financial supporters and celebrated the achievements of 14 local senior college students. The students successfully completed a high endurance three week course of outdoor pursuits in Anakiwa. Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT)... Read full story

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