Community

Our Projects

The Brian Perry Charitable Trust is actively contributing to a vibrant Waikato Region.

The Brian Perry Charitable Trust has developed partnerships with a number of outstanding local organisations and supports a wide range of community-driven projects. The trust also initiates its own community endeavours and partners with Perry businesses on worthwhile ventures that reflect their values.

Current Projects

Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust

Te Awa walk and cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south.

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Podium Lodge Cambridge

Podium Lodge is an 86 bed accommodation facility and social enterprise; 100 per cent of the lodge’s proceeds are returned to the community.

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Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust

Te Awa walk and cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south.

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Perry Outdoor Education Trust

Since 2003 POET has assisted low decile secondary schools to facilitate the delivery of outdoor education experiences for their students.

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The Adastra Foundation

The Adastra Foundation offers scholarships and mentoring support to talented athletes and muscians in the Waikato.

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Scholarships

The Brian Perry Charitable Trust offers a number of scholarships that reflect our passion for supporting local youth.

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Parafed Waikato

Parafed Waikato promotes sport and recreation for people with physical disabilities and visual impairments.

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Swimming Waikato

Swimming Waikato works alongside its 23 swimming clubs to deliver quality programmes, events and development opportunities.

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The Avantidrome

Opened in April 2014, the Avantidrome is a world-class cycling facility and hosted over 21,000 community rides in its first year.

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The Jade Theatre

Part of the Hamilton Gardens playground re-development in 2016, the Jade Theatre is part of the magical children’s garden and the stage for community productions.

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Public Art

From Riff Raff and the Beat Connection, to most recently The Tongue of the Dog, the Trust is contributing to Hamilton’s vibrant and varied public art.

Perry Playground

The Perry Playground opened in 2016, adding to the growing hub of community facilities surrounding the Avantidrome.

Bike Skills Parks

The Perry Bike Park at Horotiu and the Gallagher Bike Skills Park at the Avantidrome provide safe environments for children to learn bike essential handling skills.

Perry Community Water Sports Centre

The HQ of Canoe Sports NZ at Karapiro was completed in 2018

Perry Pool

Perry Pool at St Peters, Cambridge opened in 2013 and enjoys 80% community use.