The Trust's 2018 Annual Report is now available on the Annual Reports page
Applications for 2017 have now closed.
The next funding round will close on January 31 2018.
Applications for the upcoming funding round will close on 31 January 2017.
Hilary Oxley designed the A & A Trust’s distinctive lavender flag. More recently, she designed the A & A logos appearing on t-shirts worn by the Trustees at Rainbow events such as Wellington’s Out in the Park.
Well known to many in the Wellington and Manawatu lesbian communities for her enthusiasm, sociability and humour, Hilary is a lesbian feminist community political activist whose commitment spans many years. The A & A Trust recognised her contribution within the Wellington Region in the Bea Arthur Birthday Award made in 2010.
Hilary is also a talented and original artist, usually working with three dimensional assembled materials. Her memorable sculpture, There is a War, appeared in the Lesbian Art Exhibition, held at the Thistle Gallery during the Asia-Pacific Outgames in 2011. Most recently, she exhibited pieces at the Tangimoana Art and Craft Festival.
Although a capable graphic designer, Hilary specialises in spatial design. She is interested in interactive public space design and domestic storage design, particularly vestibule furniture – “something pleasing on arriving home on a dismal evening in late August”. She graduated with a Bachelor of Design, specialising in Interiors, in 2010.
Contact Hilary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A summary of funding provided by the Trust to Wellington lesbian communities, 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2016
Commencing in the Trust’s first full financial year, ending on 31 March 2003, the Trust has provided financial support to a wide variety of groups and individuals. All of the activities and events undertaken by the recipients have been for the benefit of the lesbian communities of the Wellington region. Funding has been paid only from the Trust’s income from investments; none of the capital has been used for any payment.
For the first four financial years, the DOODs Committee (Dykes Out Of Debt) administered the payment of funding, mainly to the Wellington Lesbian Radio Programme. In 2005 the Trust began to make funding available to community groups directly, through an application process, and since 1 April 2006 all funding has been by way of such grants.
In its first 14 years of operation, 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2016, the Trust has paid out over $126,000 in support of community events and activities. Individual grants are itemised in each year’s annual report. Here we present a categorised summary of total amounts paid over the Trust’s first 14 years of operation.
Wellington Lesbian Radio Programme $25,288.20
LILAC (Lesbian Information Library and Archives Collective) $42,843.00
Community support groups and activities $11,033.13
Community social events and activities $12,287.67
Art and literature events and activities $ 5,556.09
Theatrical productions $ 9,598.75
Documentation and archiving of community history $ 5,000.00
Because of current financial constraints the next funding round will be in 2017. Applications closing on 31 January 2017.
The A&A Trust will have a stall at the Out in the Park fair in Waitangi Park, Wellington, on Saturday 12 March 2016.
Visitors most welcome. Look for our flag!
Because of current financial constraints, there will not be a funding round closing on 31 January 2016. The trustees expect that the next funding round will close on 31 July 2016.
The latest funding round closed on July 31 2015. Applicants will soon be contacted regarding the outcome of their proposals.
Show and Tell will be held at the National Library of New Zealand, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington from 11am to 3pm, on Saturday, 12 September 2015.
The Trust will be attending, please drop by our table for more information about the trust or just for a chat.
The event programme will feature:
It is with deep regret that the Trust announces the death on the 25 March 2015 of one of its trustees, Janice Griffin.
Janice was a founding member of the Trust and was instrumental in its registration as a charity. She was the initial treasurer, a role which she held from 2001 until the March meeting a few weeks ago.
The Trust sends our condolences to her partner Fran, her family and many friends.
The funding round for 31 January is now closed.