How we're funded

We're a social enterprise - that means we're part business, part charity.

We generate income by advising on, supplying and installing energy efficient products for homes and businesses. We also run an EcoShop which gives people the tools they need to reduce waste and impact on the environment.

We use the money we make to fund award-winning community programmes which empower everyone to live sustainably.

We are also very lucky to have the support of various funders and partners. We could not do the work we do without their generosity, which comes as money, expertise and support. Thank you to everyone who has helped us on our journey.

Please see below for more information about our current funders.

Capital & Coast DHB

Capital Coast DHB


Capital & Coast DHB are key partners in our healthy homes work. We provide support and advocacy to families experiencing housing-related health issues. We also give families practical support, for example by providing heaters and bedding. 

EECA

EECA


We work closely with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) to get homes insulated. The EECA Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme provides insulation grants to homeowners and landlords to bring up the standard of New Zealand housing.

Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy


Genesis Energy are long-time supporters of Wellington Curtain Bank, making it possible for us to give more than 500 families a year free curtains to warm up their homes.

Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council


Hutt City Council fund us to deliver waste audits to businesses in the Hutt region. Usually about 60 per cent of waste going to landfill could have been composted, recycled or repurposed.

Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Hutt Mana Charitable Trust


Hutt Mana Charitable Trust have been long-time partners and supporters of our work bringing low-income families insulation, and of Warm Fuzzies and Well Homes programmes, which supports families with housing-related health issues. 

Lottery Grants Board

Lottery Grants Board


Lottery Grants Board support our work at Wellington Curtain Bank, making it possible for us to give more than 500 families a year free curtains to warm up their homes.

Massey University

Massey University


Massey University have been our partners on a number of home safety studies. By sourcing clients, assessing homes and installing simple safety measures, Massey is proving that low-cost interventions can provide big returns for injury prevention.

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for the Environment


Ministry for the Environment are supporters of our Education programmes, which include work in schools and communities to help people reduce their impact on the natural environment.

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health


Ministry of Health are key partners in our healthy homes work, specifically our Warm Fuzzies programme and Well Homes partnership. We provide advice, advocacy and solutions such as heaters, curtains and bedding to families experiencing housing-related health issues.

University of Otago

University of Otago


University of Otago are key partners in our healthy homes work. We provide advice, advocacy and solutions such as heaters, curtains and bedding to families experiencing housing-related health issues. We also work with Otago on rental housing warrant of fitnesses.

Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council


Wellington City Council (WCC) fund us to provide free home energy assessments to Wellington city ratepayers. We help homeowners with an impartial action plan for making their home warmer, drier and more energy efficient. WCC also support some of our Education work, in particular in urban agriculture. We are supported by the Waste Minimisation Seed Fund for our zero-waste business programme.

Wellington Community Trust

Wellington Community Trust


Wellington Community Trust support our work at Wellington Curtain Bank, making it possible for us to give more than 500 families a year free curtains to warm up their homes. They also support Warm Fuzzies, which allows us to advocate for families with housing-related health issues.