Save the Wellington Circus Hub!

$50,150 of $50,000 goal
Given by 236 generous donors in 6 weeks

Help us make it through the next 6 months so we can keep the circus community in Wellington alive.

Newtown, Wellington

If you don't know the Circus Hub, well, you've been missing out! It's a community space where folks of all ages come to train circus arts, create shows, and push themselves to do things they’ve never dreamed of doing. Now, you may be thinking: 'I dont care about circus. Isn't it all clowns with red noses and elephants riding tricycles?' Nope, there's way more to it than that! (also, no elephants. Ever.) Circus is a way to express yourself, test your limits, and explore an incredibly diverse and limitless artform. Want to express yourself? Try circus. Want to get fit but hate the gym? Try circus. Want to meet cool people who not only have wacky ideas, but execute them somehow? Try circus.

And if you do know the Circus Hub, then you know how utterly amazing it is; the talented people that go there, and the wonderful things that have been achieved.

But now, sadly, we need help. Running such an amazing space takes time, love, and unfortunately, money. We have enough love to make the 1960's swoon, but COVID and the cost of living crisis have taken their toll. We have plans in place and opportunities coming up for the long-term, but we need your help to get us through to the end of the year.

We know that everyone is finding life a bit hard right now, but if you can spare even a little, it will mean that we can keep providing a space where everyone can be whoever they want to be. And it means that if you've never been to the Hub, there's still a chance for you to give circus a try!

About us

The Wellington Circus Trust was formed through the founders passion and drive to share circus with the Wellington public. From humble beginnings in 2005, it has now grown to become the largest and busiest circus school in New Zealand.

Use of funds

We have an action plan to increase and create new income streams. These take time to gather momentum, so we are expecting a shortfall of around $50k from now to the end of 2023. We aim to raise the rest through events, activities, and sponsorships.

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Latest update

Only 5 days left to our Save the Hub fundraising campaign!  1 August 2023

It's already the last few days of our 6-week campaign! As we are slowly approaching our goal of raising $50,000, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone for supporting us so far, and for all our volunteers and donors, our team, and Katelyn who organised last weekend's Open day and Market, which was a massive success! We had nearly 300 people visiting the Hub, many of them who were discovering circus for the first time. With you generosity, we raised an incredible $3,387 with our market! Thank you!

We hope to see you at our Gala Fundraiser show on Saturday to wrap up our campaign! Check our the details on our Facebook and make sure to get your tickets on Eventfinda before they sell out!

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This campaign started on 22 Jun 2023 and ended on 5 Aug 2023.