About West Coast Community Trust
In 1988 the government restructured the Trustee Savings Banks and The West Coast Community Trust was formed on 30th May 1988 in compliance with the Trustee Banks Restructing Act 1988. The Trust’s original capital of $3m came from the proceeds of the sale of Westland Bank Ltd.
The Trust operates under the Community Trusts Act 1999. Its purpose is to manage its investments and apply the income from these investments by way of grants for charitable, cultural, philanthropic, recreational and other purposes to the local government districts of Buller, Grey and Westland.
Our Regional Area
There are 12 Community Trusts throughout New Zealand and each Trust is responsible for their own region.
The West Coast Community Trust specified area is principally the local government districts of Buller, Grey and Westland districts.