Heart of Arts 

Heart of Arts (HOA) is a lively community art space and gallery located in the heart of Carterton, bringing together a diverse group of local artists, including painters, sculptors, and creators of repurposed items, prints, and jewellery. Our committed team, consisting of seven committee members and approximately 25 volunteers from across greater Wairarapa, cultivates a culture that is both creative and people-cantered.

Thanks to the generous support of the Trust House Foundation grant, HOA has recently acquired 8 Artist Panels, providing our contributors with a dynamic platform to showcase their work. This funding not only enhances our current operations but also establishes a foundation for future artistic endeavours. With a dedication to inclusivity, we welcome artists of all ages.

These panels not only generate additional income for the gallery but also offer our artists a platform to showcase their work. This contributes to the sustainability of Heart of Arts and enriches the cultural experience of the community. The impact of the Trust House Foundation grant goes beyond our gallery walls, benefiting the entire community. By facilitating the purchase of these Artist Panels, the foundation has empowered local artists, allowing their creativity to shine and fostering cultural enrichment. HOA continues to thrive as a hub where artistic expression knows no bounds, thanks to the invaluable support of the Trust House Foundation.

The project has enabled Heart of Arts to acquire 8 freestanding panels that provide individual artists the opportunity to rent a panel and showcase their work within the art gallery. The acquisition of these art panels has increased the number of artist displays within the gallery, creating more opportunities for local talent to be seen and appreciated. This has contributed to the vibrancy and diversity in our community. Additionally, we have the opportunity to curate exhibitions that align with significant local events, such as Daffodil Day.

"Thanks to the generous support of the Trust House Foundation grant, HOA has recently acquired 8 Artist Panels, providing our contributors with a dynamic platform to showcase their work."

Heart of Arts

"Without the support from Trust House Foundation we could not have run all these activities for our community and provide them at a cost-effective rate."

Porirua Basketball

"The generous support from Trust House Foundation has enabled Arita to carry out this values-based and fulfilling work in 2023, and has helped set an example of how we can set young leaders up for success in learning and development roles which create positive outcomes in their community."

Shoebox Christmas

"Massive thanks to Trust House for this funding that ensures the impacts of the WELLfed programme are maximised in 2023 "


"The Grant was to contribute towards our Food Services Manager.  Our wonderful Heath helps the community and corporate groups cook dinner for the families and provides meals throughout the day.  This provides the families with more time to spend with their family while their child is in hospital. "

Ronald McDonald Charitable Trust

"On behalf of Waimanaaki and the Live and Learn Trust, we thank you for your grant to help the camp in a range of ways. With these funds we have been able to purchase sixty new mattresses for campers to enjoy in the cabins. These new mattresses have a hospital-grade cover to help ease cleaning and maintain safe, hygienic practices to ensure all those who stay in the cabins are comfortable and well looked after for many camps to come. We have also been able to purchase a generator to power the campsite during outages and provide electricity for the local Riversdale residents if there is a prolonged outage. We have also completed the upgrade to all the gas regulators on-site to ensure we are up to code
and all safe.."

The Learn ‘N’ Live Trust

"Through the generosity of Trust House and their grant-funding programme we receive much needed funds which enable our Educator to see over 5000 tamariki across in the North Wellington region."

Life Education Trust North Wellington