Support us

There are several ways to support Dwell and help us achieve our mission of providing affordable, quality homes where people flourish.

You can make a financial donation or loan, loan us a property, provide discounted professional services or volunteer.

Any money donated will be used in ways that directly improve the life of our tenants or help us acquire new homes.

You can also help to raise our profile spreading the word about what we do. For instance, if you know anyone who has the time, resources or finances that could help Dwell please tell them about us.

For more information please contact Alison Cadman, Chief Executive, on 04 384 4854. Alison will be happy to discuss any of the above options.

Why donate?

Affordable, stable, healthy housing has been shown to have significant social, health, educational and other benefits for families and the community. Unfortunately not everyone in Wellington has access to such accommodation. Your donation will make a difference.

See also benefits of community housing.

How you can donate to Dwell

  • Make a safe and secure online donation through Givealittle - a receipt will be generated. 
  • Send a cheque to us at Dwell, PO Box 24-179, Manners Street, Wellington 6142.
  • Internet banking. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our bank account details.


Lending Dwell money is a powerful way for you to help us help people in need.

We use the equity in our properties as security for loans to develop and build new homes and for upgrade work on our current homes. Dwell uses the loans to develop build new homes and upgrade work on current homes. Any saving in interest rates makes a big difference to our financial wellbeing and ability to do more. If you are able to lend us some money at an interest rate that is satisfactory for you but less than current mortgage rates, then everyone gains.

Please contact Alison Cadman, Chief Executive, on 04 384 4854 for more information.

Volunteer with us

There are lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer with Dwell. We have numerous volunteers who contribute much to our organisation and therefore help people in need.

Our volunteers do a variety of things like our communications work, do our filing, help with administration work, write funding applications, give us architectural advice, do gardening, mow lawns, give us advice on building issues and much more.

Examples: Shirley is a business analyst and she undertook a project which helped us analyse the performance of our homes. Trevor is retired and helps us with our communications work and funding applications. He says: "I enjoy working for a cause I believe in - I found the end of my full-time role with an education union strangely hard.  I can work to my own timetable and I find the people at the trust very congenial company and always positive."

We make volunteering a two-way street by making sure it benefits you and your family as much as the work we do. Dedicating your time as a volunteer will make you new friends, expand your network, and we hope be some fun with some nice people.

We are always looking for new volunteers so do contact us now.

Partner with us

Dwell seeks to increase its capacity by forming new partnerships and strengthening collaboration in the government, private, and not-for-profit sectors. We believe one way we can achieve our aspirational goals is to work with other people, companies, agencies and the wider community.

Partnerships can take many forms and can range from short-term, one-off projects to ongoing formal or informal relationships.

The main driver to form partnerships or relationships is to share resources and expertise to increase the opportunities to provide more affordable housing.

Dwell attracts private sector support in many forms and the trust works in partnership with many private sector organisations. We can demonstrate the strength and reliability of Dwell as a partner and our ability to deliver on opportunities.

Forming partnerships is a key part of our future and we welcome any opportunity to talk and explore ideas. Contact us on 04 384 4854 to discuss.

"As architects we have made a commitment in our work to a social good. Working alongside the Wellington Housing Trust undoubtedly delivered on that. This is a superb organisation that makes a huge difference and we have been very privileged to be able to contribute to, and share in their work. They fill a pressing need and deserve all of our support." Callum McKenzie, Principal, McKenzie Higham Architecture

About Dwell


Contact us

Dwell Housing Trust provides affordable, quality housing for people in need or on a low income. We are more than a landlord - we ensure our tenants have access to the support they need and want to live well, do well and be well.

We believe that affordable, stable and healthy housing is a fundamental right, and that appropriate housing has long-lasting benefits for the people living within those households and the wider community.

© Dwell Housing Trust 2016

    04 384 4854 /
0800 4 DWELL or 0800 439355
 PO Box 24-179, Manners Street
Wellington 6142, New Zealand
 Level 5, 173-175 Victoria Street
Wellington, New Zealand