Popular questions

What’s the purpose of the ECT? What’s the Trust Deed? What is the Community Organisation fund? How do I apply for funding?

About ECT

The ECT has relationships with some of Gisbornes leading economic driving forces. Find out more about Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council and the Trust Deed.


Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions to do with funding. From Grants and Projects to Sponsorship and Events.

Community Projects and Initiatives

There are many projects and initiatives in Gisborne that benefit the overall community. Many of which have a significant impact. Find out more about the Community Organisation Fund, the Regional Economic Growth Contestable Fund, and the Community Assets and Projects of Significance Fund.

ECT's CORE education initiative

Eastland Community Trust has started scoping an exciting new education initiative. It wants to look at how regional secondary schooling can be supported to benefit the wider community.