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Legacy Trust

In 2007, Tauranga identity Gregory Brownless (owner of Woodhill and Tauranga Park Funeral Homes), made a decision that would change his life and the lives of others in the community around him. 

Driven by a longstanding desire to give something back to the people who had given him so much, and convinced that there were others who wanted to make a similar lasting gesture, Greg decided to literally give his business to the community. And so, Legacy Funerals and the Legacy Trust officially came to be. 

The purpose of this website is to provide background information on Legacy Trust, to profile our distributions and to act as the first port of call for those seeking funds from Legacy Trust.  We thank you for your visit and would welcome your feedback on how we can keep improving this website to make it as useful as possible for website visitors and Trust applicants.


Our Story

The Legacy Trust was established in 2007, primarily to distribute all profits from Legacy Funerals, and more latterly, other funeral business interests.  

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Trust Policies

As we have grown as a Trust, we have developed policies to help guide those organisations looking for funds.  Click here to see if you qualify.

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In this section of our website, you can read about distributions we have made to local charitable organisations.

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In the Media

Stories about the Legacy Trust feature regularly in local media.  You can read a sample of our media releases and stories here.

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Legacy Trust

$3,100,000 +

has been gifted back to the community since 2007

400 +

community organisations have received grants