Futuna Chapel Fund: Nikau Foundation

Be part of the next chapter of Futuna Chapel  

For over 60 years, Futuna Chapel’s story has been propelled by the passionate actions of volunteers. From the Society of Mary’s volunteer Brothers, who built John Scott’s vision from the ground up, to the volunteer trustees, who saved the building and made it what it is today.

With the Chapel now alive with activity, the Futuna Chapel Trust has begun to think about the next chapter of Futuna. The trustees want to make sure that they could maximise their fundraising efforts, build a long-term source of funding and create a sustainable future for the Chapel. As a result, the Futuna Chapel Fund was established with Nikau Foundation in early 2023.

Futuna Chapel has been enjoyed by Wellingtonians for over 60 years. By establishing the Futuna Chapel Fund, the Trust is ensuring that the Chapel will continue to be an important part of Wellington’s story long into the future.

Trust Patron, Chris Cochran

All donations given to the Futuna Chapel Fund will be invested and grown to support Futuna Chapel and preservation of the heritage created by architect John Scott and artist Jim Allen long-term.

The establishment of the Futuna Chapel Fund represents another powerful chapter driven by volunteers; one that will ensure the Chapel remains a vibrant part of our city’s cultural fabric.

All donations given to the Futuna Chapel Fund will be responsibly invested and grown, with grants given back to the Trust every year once the Fund reaches its initial goal of $75,000.  

About Nikau Foundation
Nikau Foundation is the Greater Wellington region’s community foundation. Now the guardian of almost $32 million, Nikau Foundation is committed to creating transformational change for our communities, ensuring everyone has the tools and resources they need to flourish.

To find out more about the Futuna Chapel Fund, and Nikau Foundation, please see here.      

To donate to the Futuna Chapel Fund, you can:

Donate online
Donate online by clicking here.  

Internet banking
Westpac – Lambton Quay – 03 0502 0163248 001 

Please use ‘Futuna’ as a reference, and let the Nikau Foundation team know by emailing accounts@nikaufoundation.nz with your name, address and noting that you would like to support the Futuna Chapel Fund. 

Leave a bequest 

Leaving a gift in your will is a powerful way to ensure that Futuna Chapel continues to be enjoyed for generations to come. To leave a bequest, please contact Nikau Foundation via info@nikaufoundation.nz.