Rotary Hutt City

Chartered in 1943, Rotary Hutt City works with local people and groups to assist with projects or funding to help them achieve their goals.

The membership includes professionals from all walks of life, who live and work in different parts of our community. Since its inception the club has been responsible for thousands of community projects and today Rotary Hutt City continues to be a major support and contributor to The Dowse Foundation and the community.

Project partner for:
Shapeshifter. A bi-annual sculpture exhibition organised by Rotary Hutt City and curated by The Dowse Art Museum Director.

Rotary Hutt Valley

Chartered in 1993, Rotary Hutt Valley has been a partner in a number of projects and continues to be a major supporter and contributor to The Dowse Foundation and the community.

Project partner for:
The Dowse Community Pathway. The pathway is continuing to build a record of the history of Hutt City residents and their achievements. Wish to participate? Contact us: 

Art buses for schools in Hutt City. An opportunity for children to learn about, and participate in, arts and crafts activities at The Dowse.

Founding Partners


  • Building Solutions
  • Chartwell Trust
  • Deane Endowment Trust
  • James Wallace Arts Trust
  • Lotteries Commisson
  • New Zealand Community Trust
  • Pub Charity
  • Silberys
  • The Community Trust of Wellington
  • The Stout Trust


  • Banks Group
  • Boulcott Hospital
  • Formway
  • Forsyth Barr
  • Fraser Fire & Rescue
  • Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors
  • Hutt City New World
  • Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
  • Hutt News
  • Lady McKenzie
  • Neville & Diane Jordan
  • Rotary Club of Hutt City
  • Selig Real Estate
  • Sherwin Chan & Walshe
  • Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts
  • Vector


  • Judy & Ron Bain
  • Friends of the Dowse
  • Gordon & Helen Ritson
  • Macquarie Foundation
  • Post Family Trust
  • Roger & Peg Sargent
  • Ross Steele

The Foundation is profoundly grateful to all our supporters for their significant and sustained support of creativity in Lower Hutt.