Local projects boosted


The Auckland Airport Community Trust (AACT) has donated $299,631 to fourteen worthy local community projects in its 2018 funding round.


The Trust, which was established in 2003, receives over $300,000 a year from Auckland Airport and distributes the money annually to local organisations that operate within the Trust’s Area of Benefit, who are supporting the community under the Trust’s current themes of literacy or life skills.


This year’s distributions take the total figure the Trust has donated since it began to over $4 million, a substantial figure that has seen over 80 different local organisations receive grants to help them achieve their aspirations and benefit their communities.


The AACT received an unprecedented number of applications for the grants this year. The breadth and quality of the applications meant that the decision to choose the successful recipients was incredibly challenging.