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Lilian Short

Pou Aawhina - Community Response Advisor

Lilian joined the Trust Waikato team in November 2021 and oversees all Community Response Grants under $20,000. She comes with experience in local government, having previously worked in economic development. 

Originally from Rotorua, Lilian studied Business Management Honours majoring in Economics and Strategy at the University of Waikato. 

“I am passionate about creating social change and am excited to work alongside our communities in this role,” she says.

You can contact Lilian for funding information and advice at or phone 0800 436 628 / 022 645 0060.

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