Ko koe ti tēnā, ko ahau ki tēnei kiwai o te kete

You carry that handle, I will carry this handle,
and together we will carry the woven basket

One-time or Monthly Donations


Your donations make this charity possible. All these donations will be focused on covering our basic running costs of the charity, including:

  • Accounting - $1900 per year

  • Maintaining and running digital platforms - $900 per year

  • Legal Fees - $4000 per year 

  • Insurance - $1000 per year 

  • Utilities - $2200 per year

  • Promotions - $4000 per year


That’s a total of $14,000. If you gave us $20 a month then we would only need 54 donors to make this charity sustainable over the next year or so. Any excess we receive beyond funding running costs for the Trust will go into the Scholarship Fund


We are also actively applying for and receiving grants which fund the purchasing of infrastructure to establish educational spaces, such as classrooms, a native tree nursery, demonstration vegetable gardens, and other facilities for learners.


Your support is greatly appreciated by not only the Trust, but all the supporters of this vision and future learners at the Socio-Ecological Learning Environment.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions regarding donations 

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting this kaupapa [purpose]!


Your donations will be going to Woven Rivers Charitable Trust (WRCT), which exists to

remove the barriers to learning about the environment and mental wellbeing. 

Whenua Partners

The key fundraising activity right now is purchasing Pīwakawaka Farm in Whanganui. We’re looking for a small group of private donors to join our Whenua Partner Group and support this.  


We are at a unique and exciting moment in the journey: we have been offered a special area of land known as Pīwakawaka Farm which found us 18 months ago. A fortuitous meeting with the stewards of this land revealed a shared vision and has blossomed into a mutually supportive intergenerational relationship. These stewards are some of the most committed supporters of this vision, and have gifted us a wealth of wisdom, expertise, resources, and networks.


You are invited to become part of this project with us too, by supporting the purchase of this land. 


The project is at a pivotal stage as the land needs to be secured within the next six months. We are asking for financial commitments of large donations so we can realise the Learning Environment vision at Pīwakawaka Farm.

If you’re interested in becoming a Whenua Partner then please get in touch. We can send you more information about the land viability, financing options and how you can become part of this regionally significant project.