Area of Benefit

The Auckland Airport Community Trust can only award funding to projects that support the communities residing in the Trust’s ‘Area of Benefit’.

The Area of Benefit is defined by aircraft noise zones.  

Several of these suburbs are only partially covered by the Trust Area of Benefit – please check your eligibility on our Area of Benefit Map below.

Area of Benefit Map

It is essential that all applicants check that their project benefits people living in these communities before applying. Many applications are declined each year because the project does not benefit communities within the Area of Benefit.

If your project supports the communities living within the areas of this map red, yellow or blue then you are eligible for funding.

In cases where projects are delivered regionally or sub-regionally, the Trust may consider partial funding requests as relevant to the percentage of your project’s beneficiaries that reside in the Trust’s Area of Benefit. This may be of relevance to schools that fall just outside the Area of Benefit but draw students from within.

Established providers not currently operating within the Area of Benefit are encouraged to consider how they might deliver their programmes in the Area of Benefit with the assistance of funding from the Trust.

Area of Benefit - Eligible Schools

The Trust has previously granted to schools in the Area of Benefit, or to organisations that work with/deliver programmes in the Area of Benefit schools. Eligible schools should be either located within the Area of Benefit or draw a sufficient percentage of their student roll from within the Area of Benefit communities.