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Eastern and Central Community Trust (ECCT) is one of twelve community trusts in Aotearoa New Zealand, providing grant funding and support to community organisations operating in the Gisborne Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Manawatū, Horowhenua, and Wairarapa. Their story focuses on sharing power with young people through TiraRangatahi, an independent rōpū that works in partnership with ECCT. The rōpū has facilitated the creation of a rangatahi action plan informed by rangatahi aspirations. ECCT has committed $4 million over four years to fund initiatives designed, curated, and developed by TiraRangatahi. Read the Eastern and Central Community Trust story below.

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NB: This is a case study from The Philanthropic Landscape Volume II: Shifting Culture and Power through Mana-Enhancing Partnerships. Read the full report here.