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 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.
WFCT works for the benefit of young people between the ages of 0 and 25, focusing on specific issues within housing, education, the early years, and the development of the youth sector.
WFCT also partners with the University of Canterbury in the Wayne Francis Cancer Epidemiology Research Group.
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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There are six trustees and two advisory trustees of the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust.Find out more