Community Trust South is the guardian of your community endowment of over $257 million. We help a wide range of groups and people here in the south every year by distributing millions of dollars in grants, scholarships and community loans.
We operate under the Community Trusts Act 1999 as well as our own Trust Deed and distribute funding from our investment's income. We've supported our community with over $186 million since we began in 1988.
In 2007 the Ngai Tahu Runanga of Murihiku gifted to Community Trust South the name ‘Te Pou Arataki Pounamu o Murihiku’, its meaning is ‘the stanchion that all pathways in Murihiku lead to where people obtain the treasures that enable them to fulfill their aspirations’.