About Us

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Auckland Airport Community Trust (AACT) is passionate about supporting communities to grow and to thrive. 

We also provide financial assistance to help with the installation of a noise mitigation package to some homes that fall within the Annual Aircraft Noise Contours moderate aircraft noise area.

AACT was established in 2003 by Auckland International Airport Limited as a condition of the Environment Court following approval for the company to build a second runway at Auckland Airport.

The court decision (A143/2001) specified that $250,000 per annum (adjusted by the consumer price index each year) should be contributed by the company to the Trust, and be distributed as a ‘noise mitigation’ fund.  Since then, the Trust has distributed over $2 million in grants for community benefit, focusing on uplifting education outcomes in the Manukau area.

These grants are awarded to support the communities living within current and projected noise-affected areas in the vicinity of Auckland Airport. Read more about the Trust’s Area of Benefit.

Who are the Trustees of the Auckland Airport Community Trust?