Hum and Falling Apple Charitable Trust

Welcome! We will be launching our main website shortly but in the meantime here are some details about us!

We are a Social Enterprise; Falling Apple Charitable Trust and Hum Salon. The project is for Social Profit, Stakeholders being our priority rather than Shareholders. People before Profit!

We have just celebrated the completion of the first stage of external restoration of the beautiful iconic Historic Villa on the corner of Grafton Bridge and Grafton Road. Over 45 New Zealand Businesses and Community Volunteers contributed to what has amounted to close to half a million dollars worth of restructuring, repairing and restoration work! We have photographically documented the journey to-date and some of these images are showcased in our front room. Pop in for a coffee and see who has contributed and exactly what needed to be done to the villa to get her to this mile-stone.

In the next stage we want to build back-decks with views out to the cemetery and city, install a Restaurant, Cafe, Arts, Music and Educational workshop centre with boutique gardens. We will once again be drawing on New Zealand Business to contribute and gearing up for some major fundraising to lurch things forward at a good solid speed.

We are documenting the entire process, moving towards having the house taken off the grid; solar paneling, rain-water tanks and wool insulation are a few ideas. We will be gathering people with creative ideas to convene on best practice soon.

Visit and like our Facebook page to scout out more of what we're up to!

If you would like to help the project out in some way please contact and we will be in touch.

If you would like to sustain us and help us grow, make a donation to our bank account 06-0869-0647302-00 or click below to donate using PayPal or a credit card.

Thank you for your continued support and be sure to check back soon!