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Kia Ora & welcome to the DV Bryant Trust

The DV Bryant Trust is one of the longest-running philanthropic trusts in the Waikato.  The Trust’s primary objective is “to enhance human welfare in the Waikato”.

The Trust was established in 1960 but its origins stretch back to 1924 when Waikato farmer Dan Bryant (1882–1962) opened the Bryant Convalescent Home for Children in Raglan.

Several other successful social service ventures followed, but today the Bryant Retreat for Women at Whaingaroa/Raglan is the only service the Trust provides directly.  The bulk of its work is as a grant maker.

The Trust's current strategic focus is grants to support work which benefits youth and education.    

The Trust is governed by a Board of twelve trustees including descendants of the founder, representatives of the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian churches and several co-opted trustees.

The offices of the DV Bryant Trust are on the sixth floor of Vero House, 127 Alexandra Street, Hamilton.   

I'd like to think that here and there
When I am gone there shall remain
A happier spot that might have not
Exisited had I toiled for gain
That someone's cheery voice & smile
Shall prove that I have been worthwhile
That I had paid with something fine
My debt to God for life Divine


DV Bryant 90th Celebration Film: December 2014 from nimbus media on Vimeo.

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