Grants Given in New Zealand

Round 24

October to December 2014

Cause Region Amount

The Rising Foundation Trust

Runs a break through programme to support adolescents in challenging personal circumstances to 'Rise Up' and build positive lives. Term 1 2015 Leadership Camp which will see over 200 students from Papakura High, Pukekohe High, Manurewa High, Wesley College and Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate which have participated and attended workshops during the year and show commitment to their school work.

Northern $5,000

The Sowers Trust

A charitable trust that provides mentoring and programmes to young people and social work support to individuals and families. Funding towards a vehicle to support the Mentoring and Youth Work and Family Work projects. We travel to schools, homes and other locations to meet with young people and their families, therefore need a safe reliable form of transport.

Northern $3,000

Alzheimers Waikato Charitable Trust

Supports and educates all those affected by Alzheimers and other dementias. This includes home visits, telephone monitoring, carers support groups, education sessions. Purchase a computer and other office equipment for the new manager who begins January 2015. Currently the manager and educator roles are filled by one person but due to the increase in client numbers this workload is untenable for one person and had to separate the role.

Central $2,300

Paeroa Community Support Trust

Operate a community centre which provides resources and support in a caring way that meets the needs of the community of Paeroa and surrounding districts. The Skate and Leisure Centre is a large building with fire doors at each end. Staff monitor areas but it is hard to see the entire building. We would like to put in surveillance cameras for child safety and property security.

Central $1,500

Ngatea Primary School

Requests support for the purchase of a Digital Community Noticeboard. This would be erected in front of the school and display school events, and community organisations using the Hauraki Events Centre which is based at the school.

Central $500

Katikati Maori Wardens Charitable Trust

Katikati Maori Wardens were established in 2011 and they cover the area from Waihi Beach to Omokoroa inclusive. There are 17 Maori Wardens in Katikati, some are warranted and the rest are trainees. Through the Maori Warden organisation there is a cadetship available for youth. There are no current cadets in Katikati but this is an area that is being developed. One of the local Wardens is also training to be a social worker which will be of a huge benefit to the organisation. To assist with engagement of youth in Katikati. The Purpose of this project is to provide a specifically designed programme that targets youth and youth at risk within our community of Katikati. This programme is based upon sound ethical values and moral principles, therefore empowering youth to fulfil ambitions and dreams through sound leadership, competence, courage, clarity, integrity and character.

Central $2,500

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society - Waikato Area Society

Provide free parenting education through a course for parents with kids from 0 to 5 years.

Central $1,500

The Clown Doctors New Zealand Charitable Trust

Brings joy and laughter to children in hospitals and support older person's health. Support for weekly visits by academically trained clown doctors to sick children in Christchurch.

Christchurch $4,000