SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust - mentoring life skills

We want to acknowledge the team behind the SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust and the work they do in providing a free, holistic mentoring support service for individuals and families in the community.

The SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust offer a one-on-one home-base support and group workshops to help families develop life skills, enabling people to help themselves. Specifically, they offer classes and programmes in the following:

  • Cooking, including understanding and implementing economical shopping, meal planning and food preparation
  • Basic sewing, knitting and mending
  • Gardening, growing fresh produce to serve on the family table
  • Household management and hygiene

Their ‘grans’ (community mentors) come from all walks of life and have life experience and practical skills to share. The mentoring service focuses on knowledge sharing of useful life skills and encouraging sustainable lifestyles. It is based on Te Whare Tapa Wha - the four cornerstones of Māori health. 

We at the Catalytic Foundation are really proud to be able to contribute towards the programmes being run by the SuperGrans Dunedin Charitable Trust. The grant they received has helped to ensure that the charities worthwhile programmes can reach more in the community. 

The recent findings from our Covid-19 Community Needs research has found that community charities need our help now more than ever. Please consider a donation or setting up workplace giving so we can get support to where it's needed most.