It's only through the generosity of many individuals and organisations that we’ve been able to deliver first-class inclusive dance programmes for over 15 years.

Touch Compass Dance Trust sincerely thanks these supporters and sponsors who enable the company to grow and achieve its vision for an inclusive community. The company also acknowledges the many private donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Major Supporters


Huge thanks to those who have funded our latest works:

DanceBox (Catherine Chappell) Thank you to the Ministry of Social Development, Creative New Zealand and the ASB Community Trust.

ACQUISITIONS ’14 (by Catherine Chappell)
Thank you to Carol Harding, Russell Ness, The Wilson Home Trust, Creative New Zealand, ASB Community Trust, Auckland Council, Ministry of Social Development, The Lion Foundation as well as our generous anonymous donors.

If you or your organisation would like to improve the creative, physical and social aspects of inclusive dance and directly benefit dancers, please consider supporting Touch Compass.

Primary Funders

Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Creative Communities Scheme and Arts Alive programmes supports and encourages local communities to create and present diverse opportunities for accessing and participating in arts activities.

Creative New Zealand

This is the New Zealand national arts development agency who are developing, investing in and advocating for the arts. Since 1997 Touch Compass is appreciative of project-by-project funding from Creative New Zealand.

Since 2011 Touch Compass has been a recipient of a Creative New Zealand Investment Programme, recognising the company’s ability to deliver high quality New Zealand dance, and provide professional development services and information to the wider dance sector. 

ASB Community Trust

The ASB Community Trust supports creative projects and organisations that aim to foster access, engagement and experience in the arts. Since 2006 Touch Compass has been grateful for the ongoing support from the ASB Community Trust.