The Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is a philanthropic family organisation committed to making a positive, and lasting contribution to the community.
Our philosophy is for all tamariki, rangatahi, young people to develop to their full potential, make a successful transition to adulthood and achieve lifelong health and well-being through positive youth development. We work proactively to support change specific change projects in housing, education, the early years, mental wellbeing and the development of the youth sector.
We also support cancer research and in 2020 have formed an exciting partnership with Canterbury's Child Haematology and Oncology Centre.
In 2019 we were 20 years old. We've collated 20 stories about our work over the last two decades. You can read them here.
Wayne Francis Charitable Trust is working in partnership with the New Zealand Housing Foundation to provide housing opportunities for first home buyers at Halswell Commons, in south west Christchurch. The Trust is providing a limited number of 3 bedroom houses throughout the 300 home Halswell Commons development for first home owners to purchase under the Trust’s First Home Buyer Initiative, including shared equity opportunities. The first 3 bedroom houses were completed in May 2019 and more are being planned.
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