100% for our community

A group of passionate locals have formulated and fine tuned the design of an extraordinary community-minded idea, the Mangawhai Community Opportunity Shop Trust (MCOST). 

The vision is to finance projects that aim to bring significant social benefits to the community. 

The first platform for the trusts fund raising activities is the opening of the Mangawhai Opportunity Factory ("The Factory"), an opportunity shop.

This is a first, as the total focus and reason for being is 100% dedicated to the enhancement of the whole community not just for one organisation. 

To help other organisations achieve what they’re trying to achieve... to have a fund that people in the community can donate to as well as apply for funding from.
— Margie Murray, Trustee


  • We create opportunities for our Mangawhai community.
  • Profits from The Factory and other Mangawhai Charitable Opportunity Shop Trust initiatives will provide grants for deserving Mangawhai projects.
  • The key criteria for grants is that the project enhances the Mangawhai community and delivers beneficial social benefits.