Our Funders and Partners


MAHITAHI – COLLABORATION                                                                                                                                              

E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini                                                                                                      

My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective

The relationship between The Treasury and our funders and partners is fundamental to our existence, and to our ongoing function and evolution. When The Treasury’s Archive was but an inspired dream in the minds of a group of heritage-passionate community members, key public funders, local bodies and businesses, and private philanthropists answered the call for assistance from this team of volunteers, enabling the build of the Archive, with The Treasury opening its doors in 2014.  

Ngā mihi nui to our founding public funders who, between 2008 and 2014, enabled the $1.1m build of the bespoke designed, humidity- and temperature-controlled Archive which houses The Treasury’s collections:  

Lottery Environment & Heritage
Sir John Logan Campbell Trust
Lion Foundation
Waikato District Community Trust
Trust Waikato
The Chisholm Whitney Family Charitable Trust
Pub Charity Ltd
New Zealand Community Trust

Today several of those founding funders remain financial contributors to The Coromandel Heritage Trust, allowing both day-to-day operations and major long-term projects of The Treasury such as the Collection Management Project – Towards the Future: Preserving the Past and the Sustainability & Resilience Project.  We salute our current partners and funders.  

Our Partners

Ngā mihi nui to our founding partners Thames-Coromandel District Council who charge a peppercorn rental for the Carnegie Library which is home to The Treasury; and who also agreed for the Archive to be sited on TCDC-owned land beside the Carnegie Library at 705 Queen Street, Thames.  Our deep appreciation too to Thames-Coromandel District Council, Thames Community Board and Hauraki District Council for their funded Community Service Agreements from 2018 to 2024.   

Our Funders

Diversification of income streams is high on the agenda for The Coromandel Heritage Trust Board in the governance of The Treasury.  Grants from public funders and Trusts allow the significant development which The Treasury is currently undertaking. Without their support, The Treasury would be, at best, treading water. With deep gratitude, we salute our funders. 

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"Nothing happens unless first we dream"
Carl Sandburg

This quote was the opening statement of The Coromandel Heritage Trust’s successful 2013 application to Lottery Environment & Heritage which was the final enabler of the Archive build. Daring to dream is what has created the Archive we see today at The Treasury.

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Ngā mihi nui to our funders and partners