COVID-19 Response

Eastern and Central Community Trust is following Ministry of Health guidelines and continue to operate with caution to protect our people and the communities we serve.

With the Government announcing the change in COVID-19 alert level restrictions, our offices will remain open to staff only during Level 2.

For the health and safety of staff and our communities, we are ceasing face-to-face meetings for the foreseeable future as well as community groups’ use of our meeting rooms.

We would like to reassure you that ECCT is providing support and granting as normal.

Grant applications for all our funds are welcome. If you would like to apply for a grant pertaining to COVID-19 please apply via our Grassroots fund. You can find out more about our Grassroots fund by clicking here.

We will continue to actively monitor the situation, adjust accordingly, and update you on any and all changes in our operations.

Our mission to build stronger, more sustainable communities has never been more important and we look forward to assisting you.

For the latest information from ECCT  follow us on Facebook or you can contact us between 8am and 5pm by phoning free on 0800 878 720 or email [email protected]

We wish that you and your whānau stay safe and well.



You can contact our team between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on the following numbers and email addresses:


General Manager                             Jonathan Bell                    [email protected]            027 222 2152 or 0800 878 720 ext 4

Community Advisor                        Rose Artemiev                  [email protected]                     027 555 0578 or 0800 878 720 ext 1

Community Advisor                        Neil Attapattu                   [email protected]                      027 599 9017 or 0800 878 720 ext 2

Grants Assessor                                Patricia Devlin                 [email protected]                0800 878 720 ext 1

Grants Assessor                                Jill Wolland                       [email protected]                          0800 878 720 ext 1

Communications Manager           Monique Jeffares             [email protected]            027 778 3228 or 0800 878 720 ext 3


If your enquiry is about;

  • Registration or general grant enquiries please contact: Patricia or Jill
  • Grant payments please contact: Jill
  • Community Assets & Facilities Fund please contact: Rose or Neil
  • Fluxx support please contact: Neil or Patricia
  • Larger grants in Gisborne/Hawkes Bay: Rose
  • Larger grants in Tararua/Wairarapa/Manawatu/Horowhenua: Neil


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