SkyCity Hamilton Community Trust is a valued part of the commitment SkyCity Hamilton has made to the local community since opening in 2002.

Established in accordance with SkyCity Hamilton's casino venue licence, the Trust has distributed a total of $10.10 million to over 1,760 charitable organisations, both large and small, that have undertaken community assistance and development work in the greater Waikato area since 2003. The Trust has a Board of Trustees who make decisions on grant allocations and set strategic priorities for the Trust.

A copy of the Trust Deed can be found here.

What's new?

Applications are now open for Round 1 of the 2023 financial year.

Applications can be made using Smarty Grants which is accessible by clicking here.

Applications will close at 4pm on Friday 9th September 2023 with Trustees considering applications at the beginning of November.

The SkyCity Hamilton Trust's vision is "Thriving whaanau and communities".

Organisations that support services and programmes that focus on community wellbeing (inclusive of rangatahi) are encouraged to apply. The focus of grants continues to be funding the outcomes of:

  • Basic needs of food, shelter, care and support
  • Mental health support

For more information about the Trust priorities and how it funds, have a look at our Funding Policy.

SKYCITY HAMILTON COMMUNITY TRUST FUNDING POLICY