Building Stronger

In 1976 a charitable trust was established with a personal donation of $100,000 from Hamilton businessman Brian Perry and his wife Peggy. Forty years later, the Trust continues to develop strong partnerships with like minded organisations to deliver on its vision of ‘Building Stronger Communities.’

Latest News

  • Avantidrome Scoops Another Award

    The Avantidrome in Cambridge has won another award, this time aimed at its community involvement.

    It was named the winner for the Community Facility category for the NZ Transport Agency's annual Favourite Places to Ride competition.

    The competition received almost 10,000 nominations across the four categories - Nga Haerenga – NZ Cycle Trail, Off-Road or Adventure Ride, Urban Ride or Commute and Community Facility.

    The community facility category included velodromes, Bikes in Schools tracks, pump tracks and BMX parks. Kids Bike Taupo was awarded second place in the category followed by the Taranaki Velodrome and Bike Park.

    Marketing and communications co-ordinator Andrea Woodford said the award was an exciting notch in the belt of the charitable trust which runs the facility.

    "It's really, really neat because cycling at the Avantidrome isn't just for the elites, in fact they only make up for about 18 per cent of its use," she said.

    Extracted from the Waikato Times article 16 June 2017 - read the full article here

    The Avantidrome is well known for being a world class training environment for some of best New Zealand athletes but on a daily basis we work hard at providing an environment and supporting programmes to also inspire and facilitate great community use.

  • Colour of the Perry Bridge Revealed

    The colour of Waikato's newest "landmark" - Perry Bridge - has now been revealed as its construction starts to take shape.

    The bridge located south of Ngaruawahia is part of the Te Awa Great River Ride and will allow pedestrians to access a 70 kilometre cycleway which stretches alongside the river all the way to Horahora.


    Extracted from Waikato Times 04 June 2017 - read the full article here

    The name of the bridge stems from the Brian Perry Charitable Trust

  • Support builds for Hamilton's interactive waka sculpture

    Funding success for the Wintec team planning an interactive waka sculpture for Hamilton’s Ferrybank Reserve means production for the community project can now move ahead.

    Marlene Julian from the Brian Perry Charitable Trust says the trust is committed to developing strong partnerships with like-minded organisations to deliver their vision of building stronger communities.


    “The Matariki Interactive Waka Project fits our brief as a long-term project created for the community by a community. It involves many hands and minds, and also contributes to youth, education, culture and community in a way that reflects our values.”

    Project leader, artist, Wintec tutor and PHD student Joe Citizen is working in partnership with Wintec’s Māori Achievement team, Wintec students, staff and industry partners. The project received Stage One approval from Hamilton City Council by a unanimous vote in April this year. This means the project has approval for installation within Ferrybank Reserve, and the exact location will be determined when the concept is finalised.

    The Matariki Interactive Waka Project fits our brief as a long-term project created for the community by a community

  • Simon Perry named in New Year Honours List

    Our Trustee, Simon Perry, was named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and philanthrophy in the 2017 New Years Honours List.

    Simon has served voluntarily on a number of boards for sporting and community organisations - including the Lion Foundation, Cycling New Zealand, Swimming New Zealand, Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust and the Home of Cycling Charitable Trust.

    Through his support and tireless efforts, Simon has played a crucial role in the development of the Waikato region as key sporting hub. He has led some of the region’s most high profile property projects, including the Home of Cycling Avanti Velodrome and the Te Awa Cycleway.

    Simon received Swimming New Zealand’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2013, and the New Zealand Property Council Outstanding Leadership Award in 2012.

    Simon was named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and philanthrophy


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