2022 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by MAS
The Beautification Trust connects and empowers communities to learn, love and look after the environment. It leads beautification projects, community events and environmental education in South and East Auckland. It draws on local expertise and collaborates with like-minded groups.
The Trust operates a non-profit, social enterprise business model. Proceeds from commercial operations are invested back into the community. Each year, the Trust invests around $800,000 into community and environmental programmes. This business model provides financial independence and long-term stability.
In the past year, 566 volunteers have dedicated 5,156 hours to restoring and caring for their local environment through environmental education, provision of community grants, a space for workshops and hui, a tool library, community murals, community shed and support and guidance. Many volunteers regularly undertake working bees in public parks and reserves.