About Us

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Auckland Airport Community Trust (AACT) is passionate about supporting communities to grow and to thrive. We believe that learning is at the heart of this and as such distribute community grants to support learning, literacy and life skills.

We also provide financial assistance to help with the installation of a noise mitigation package to some homes that fall within the Annual Aircraft Noise Contours moderate aircraft noise area.

AACT was established in 2003 by Auckland International Airport Limited as a condition of the Environment Court following approval for the company to build a second runway at Auckland Airport.

The court decision (A143/2001) specified that $250,000 per annum (adjusted by the consumer price index each year) should be contributed by the company to the Trust, and be distributed as a ‘noise mitigation’ fund.  Since then, the Trust has distributed over $2 million in grants for community benefit, focusing on uplifting education outcomes in the Manukau area.

These grants are awarded to support the communities living within current and projected noise-affected areas in the vicinity of Auckland Airport. These areas include parts of Papatoetoe, Whitford, Flat Bush, Manukau Central, Clover Park, Wiri, Otara, and Mangere. Read more about the Trust’s Area of Benefit.

Who are the Trustees of the Auckland Airport Community Trust?