Thomas George Macarthy Trust celebrates 100 years
The Thomas George Macarthy Trust celebrates its centennial this year. Since 1912 almost $60 million has been distributed to thousands of education providers, charitable organisations and community groups.
“I have always thought that TG Macarthy must have been someone with great vision and a great, big generous heart to leave that money in trust for his community"
~ John Dew, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Wellington; one of the Trust’s four Board members.
TG Macarthy Trust in the community
TG Macarthy Trust helps out a lot in the community. With almost $60 million distributed to thousands of education providers, charitable organisations and community groups in the lower North Island, it is for the diversity of recipients that we have chosen to show case the following four recipients of the TG Macarthy Trust funds.
Pablos Art Studio
|» read the editorial; Macarthy funding allows art studio to roar|
|» read the editorial; Macarthy Trust supports Age Concern to support older people|
Catholic Schools Board
|» read the editorial; Macarthy Trust funding supports education|
|» read the editorial; Macarthy Funding builds stronger communities|
Public Trust's role
Public Trust is the trustee for the Thomas George Macarthy Trust and advises the Board on investment and grant strategies. It also performs the administrative functions of the trust, including management of applications, distribution of grants, and evaluation of the social impact of grants.
“As trustee, we feel privileged to administer this Trust and it’s wonderful to see the positive impact Thomas George Macarthy continues to have on people throughout the region,” Public Trust Chief Executive Grenville Gaskell said.
“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the legacy of a man who has contributed so much to so many different areas of society, and to highlight the contribution he makes to our communities to this day.
“A century on, the Trust is in extremely good shape for the next hundred years.”
Public Trust grants
You can review details of some of the trusts that Public Trust administers to see if you or your organisation may be eligible for a scholarship or grant.
Each trust has specific application criteria and processes, and you need to be sure that you meet these criteria before you apply.