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  • Matariki celebration event with Xabilities

    This Matariki, the Catalytic Foundation are supporting a free community workshop being hosted by Xabilities, which will help the community learn and understand about Takiwātanga (autism) from a lived experience, in honour of Matariki celebrations.

    The Xabilities team will present this workshop as an offering to whanau to enter the new year with resources and tools to help their community better understand neurodiversity and autism.

    The presentation will be delivered by Tamara Grant, who has 11 years of work experience in the neurodiversity space and is autistic herself, as well as a mother of two.

    This Matariki event will be hosted at Shore Junction, 19 Northcote Road, Takapuna 0622, ​Auckland

    Date: Matariki day of celebration, Friday 28th of June - at 1:00pm

    Please click this link to RSVP for this free community event and we look forward to seeing you on the day!   

    Nau mai haere mai!

     

    Thank you to Dow for supporting this event, as part of the grant we received to support neurodiversity and inclusion. 

     

     

     


  • published Hearts@Work in Our Work 2024-04-09 09:38:02 +1200

    Hearts@Work

    For the last 46 years, charities throughout New Zealand have applied to the Catalytic Foundation for grant funding. Through this process we have identified key stresses on organisations that can prevent or take them away from their core community work.

    We are often told about the need for coaching and specialist services, such as fundraising, organisational development, IT and HR, for community organisations, so we have decided to help.

    The Catalytic Foundation professional team and our skilled volunteers have set up the Hearts@Work programme to provide services that can build capacity, strong foundations and networks for charities, often at no cost to the charity.

    Applications are currently available for this service, please fill out the form below for further information.

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  • published Hearts@Work 2024-04-09 09:33:20 +1200

    Hearts@Work - services for Community Organisations

    For the last 46 years, charities throughout New Zealand have applied to the Catalytic Foundation for grant funding. Through this process we have identified key stresses on organisations that can prevent or take them away from their core community work.

    We are often told about the need for coaching and specialist services, such as fundraising, organisational development, IT and HR, for community organisations, so we have decided to help.

    The Catalytic Foundation professional team and our skilled volunteers have set up Hearts@Work programme to provide services that can build capacity, strong foundations and networks for charities, often at no cost to the charity.

    Applications are currently available for this service, please contact us today for further information


  • published 2024 Auckland Community Grants in Latest News 2024-03-27 10:18:29 +1300

    2024 Auckland and Northland Community Grants

    Over the course of the last year, our payroll givers in the Auckland region have accumulated a donation pool that has allowed us to award the following charities with a financial grant for 2024:

    * Hibiscus Coast Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren Inc - supporting grandparents in the Rodney region
    * Kindred Family Services - Women's refuge and family support in the Helensville / Rodney region
    * Long Bay Okura Great Park Society - Organising volunteers to protecting the Long Bay Okura Marine and land reserves
    * Crescendo - Supporting rangtahi in Auckland to develop their skills through music
    * Fair Food - Redistributing food to communities groups in West and South Auckland
    * Xabilities - Establishing NZ first neurodiversity centre at Albany, Auckland
    * WithIn Nature - Whangarei based charity providing skill development for rangatahi by working on the land.
    * I AM HOPE - Youth Mental Health Counselling  
    * Lifewise Cafe - Providing quality food for homeless people in K Road, centre of Auckland 

    Thank you to these community organisations for the amazing work you are doing for our rangatahi and families in the Auckland/Northland region.

    Thank you also to our amazing payroll givers who give so generously by paying it forward every payday.
    If you would like to join our payroll givers and help build our donation pool, learn more by clicking here

            


  • published 2024 Otago Community Awards in Latest News 2024-03-27 09:20:13 +1300

    2024 Christchurch Community Awards

    Thank you to Cavell Leitch for hosting our Community Grant Awards event in Christchurch. It was an amazing event and we heard from each charity we support about the important work they do in Canterbury. 

    Through the generosity of our donors including The Tindall Foundation, and payday donors from Christchurch businesses such as Pinnacle & Co. Ltd, we were able to award 34 charities in the Canterbury region a total of $136,277 in funding.

    Thank you to our volunteer ambassadors who met and assessed the community charities that we supported. All community organisations received an endorsement from the Catalytic Foundation to help their fundraising. 

    Congratulations to the recipients.

    * Project Esther Trust
    * Queenspark Community Trust
    * Adventure Specialties Trust
    * Community Development Network
    * Phillipstown Community Hub
    * Rowley Community Centre
    * Lyttleton Community House
    * Women's Centre Incorporated
    * Moral Compass Trust
    * Spreydon Youth Community Trust
    * Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury
    * The Hope Community Trust
    * Pathway Trust NZ
    * Compassion Trust
    * Shirley Community Trust
    * 24-7YouthWork
    * Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch
    * Rachel's House Trust
    * Youthline Central South Island
    * Papanui Youth Development Trust - PYDT
    * La Vida Youth Trust
    * Waimak Open Door
    * Life Education Trust - Canterbury
    * The Loft Charitable Trust
    * Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury
    * Battered Women's Trust
    * Victim Support NZ
    * Kidz Need Dadz Christchurch
    * English Language Partners Christchurch
    * Strengthening Linwood Youth Trust
    * Crossroads Youth With a Future Trust - Stay Real
    * Birthright Canterbury
    * Wainoni Avonside Community Services Trust
    * PIPS Pregnancy Infancy Parenting Support

      

      


  • published Manawatu Catalytic Community Grant Awards in Latest News 2024-03-27 08:30:19 +1300

    Manawatu Catalytic Community Grant Awards

    This month the Catalytic Foundation, with the help of our donors and volunteer ambassadors, we have distributed over $120,000 in donations to 19 community charities across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Whanganui regions.

    We would like to thank the Palmerston North City Council and Mayor Grant Smith for the wonderful function they put on for our community charities. It was great to hear from the hardworking and passionate charities we are supporting.

    Thank you to Catalytic Foundation Payday donors from Gallagher Insurance and Palmerston North City Council.

    And thank you to The Tindall Foundation for your generous contributions towards this community fund over the last 25 years!

    The Community Charities we supported are:

    * Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu
    * Horowhenua SuperGrans trading as Skills4Living
    * Levin Christian Care Trust, t/a Living Well Counselling Centre
    * English Language Partners New Zealand
    * Age Concern Horowhenua
    * Legacy Centre
    * Parentline Manawatu Inc.
    * Camellia House
    * Parent to Parent Manawatu
    * Manawatu Multicultural Council
    * Palmerston North Women's Refuge Trust
    * The Free Store (Trading as Just Zilch)
    * English Language Partners Whanganui
    * NZ Council Of Victim Support Groups Inc.
    * City Mission Whanganui
    * Hakeke Street Community Centre
    * Women's Network Whanganui
    * Birthright Wanganui Incorporated
    * Whanganui Toy Library

                


  • published International Women's Day 2024 in Latest News 2024-02-26 07:56:48 +1300

    International Women's Day 2024

    Unlocking Your Potential this International Women’s Day 

    As a way to say thank you for your support of the Catalytic Foundation, we invite women in business to join us for a special morning tea this International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, 10-11.30am at Huami, SkyCity, Auckland.

    This event will be a celebration of women in business and a morning of inspiration as we delve into the topic, “Unlocking Your Potential”.

    Teresa Moore our CEO will be facilitating a lively discussion with four exceptional women over refreshments, coffee and specialty teas.  Our guest speakers are leaders of community organisations that are making an outstanding impact in their fields: 

    • Michelle Blau, Fair Food General Manager (Food rescue) 
    • Tamara Grant, Xabilities CEO (Neurodiversity and inclusion advocacy) 
    • Barbara Williams, Kindred Family Services Executive Director (Women’s refuge and support services) 
    • Cat Percy, Crescendo CEO (Supporting rangatahi through music) 

    This event is our special way of saying thank you to 40 of our supporters, donors and friends, and is hosted by Catalytic Foundation and proudly supported by SkyCity. 

    Please click here to RSVP by Tuesday 5 March for you and your colleagues to attend.  

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  • Thank you for supporting the 2023 Christmas Shoebox Project

    We are incredibly grateful to have experienced such heartwarming support for the 2023 Christmas Shoebox Project!

    Here are the highlights of the campaign which provided over 2905 Christmas boxes for kiwi kids around Aotearoa.

    SANTA'S GROTTO HAS BEEN BUSY

    In Auckland we are thankful for the gracious support of SkyCity, who opened the doors of Federal House to us so we could set up Santa's Grotto - a bustling hub for packing and distribution in the heart of the Auckland CBD. 

     

    In Wellington we are thankful for the help from Wellington Helicopters and East by West Ferries, who helped out in so many ways to get the boxes in, sorted and distributed to charity partners.

    In Christchurch, thank you to Mike and the team at Christchurch Community House, always a pleasure to work with you. 

    In Dunedin, Thank you to Steve and Sue at Volunteer South and the Dunedin Community House. 

    Also, in Dunedin thank you to Laura and the team at Forsyth Barr who opened their doors for over 20 volunteers to sort and wrap boxes. 

    CORPORATE TEAMS LENT US THEIR MAGIC

    The true stars of the Christmas Shoebox Project? 171 volunteers from Auckland, Wellington, Whanganui, Canterbury, and Otago. We're immensely grateful to SkyCity, Hays Recruitment, Grant Thornton, Rockwell Automation, JETNZ, NZ Post, Spark, Cavell Leitch, Forsyth Barr, Chorus and Volunteer South for their invaluable help in organising gifts, volunteers and the assembling many of the boxes.

    DONATIONS OF SPECIAL ITEMS RECEIVED

    A special acknowledgement goes to those who generously provided incredible products for the boxes — Deloitte, Dow (Mike and Mel Robb), Pitney Bowes, the NZ Dental Association, NZ Olympic Committee, PlaceMakers, Scholastic Books, Author Karen McMillian, Arvida, Kohler, and The Soap Factory. whose contributions made these Christmas boxes extra special.

    A NEW MILESTONE THIS CHRISTMAS

    This year marked an extraordinary milestone for us as we collaborated with the NZ Team and PlaceMakers on the 'Give the Gift of Play' campaign. A heartfelt thank you to the NZ Olympic Committee and athletes for contributing sports gear, and to PlaceMakers for hosting collection boxes. Together, we amassed 143 items that will bring joy to kids all over the country.

    In the South Island, Dunedin's Golden Centre Mall hosted a special display to help people donate gifts resulting in an array of lovely gifts. 

    THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

    We could not run this campaign without the charity relationships we have, and their reach into the community. Thank you for supporting whānau throughout Aotearoa, from Invercargill to Kaitaia.

    Special thanks to Lyttleton Community House, Corstorphine Community Hub in Dunedin and Hakeke St Community Centre in Whanganui, who got their communities involved in the Christmas Shoebox Project and community Christmas events.

    UP NEXT: BACKPACKS 4 EDUCATION

    As we turn our eyes to 2024, we're excited to announce our next campaign. In the lead up to the new school year, we'll be seeking monetary support and donations of school supplies and devices for children in need. We'll also be looking for teams of volunteers to help put backpacks together. If you or your team would like to contribute, please reach out to us now. Let's keep the spirit of giving alive. 

    Thank you once again to everybody involved for your incredible support.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to making a difference together in 2024.


  • published Volunteering in Latest News 2023-11-17 12:14:50 +1300

    Corporate Volunteering

    Thank you to Rockwell Automation for volunteering with the  Christmas Shoebox Project and Backpacks4Education campaigns.

    We had fun putting together over 200 Christmas boxes and backpacks filled with lovely gifts and items for School.

    These items will be distributed to families, nominated by our community partners, in time for Christmas.

    Thank you also to SkyCity Entertainment Group for hosting our Santa's Grotto in Auckland.

    This is where our volunteers will be busy making up the special boxes of gifts until Christmas🎄 👍

          


  • published Community Needs are rising in Latest News 2023-10-26 11:26:22 +1300

    Community Needs are rising

    Every year, the Catalytic Foundation conducts a Community Needs Survey to help us better understand what charities need, how people are using their service, and, most importantly, how we can help.
    This year, the survey results have been eye-opening, with a massive 98% of charities saying they are seeing an increase in demand for their services. This is a big jump on previous years and shows the community-level impact of the cost-of-living crisis.
    Our survey reflects 208 responses from 199 individual community organisations based across New Zealand.
    A Christchurch medical support charity said, "We have noted over the past 8-12 months that families need greater support with food items. As such, we now have two family pantries and run a weekly dinner programme to help families out.​"
    A nationwide charity supporting parents said, "Demand growth this year has exceeded all expectations. Our volunteers remain under pressure, with rising costs making our mahi more difficult.”​
    We know that not everyone has the capacity to financially help others, particularly in these difficult times, but if you would like to pay it forward and help out those in need either on a regular basis or with Christmas gifts, please click here for further information. 
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  • published I AM HOPE walk for hope fundraiser in Latest News 2023-10-12 00:04:46 +1300

    I AM HOPE walk for hope fundraiser

    Chubb Insurance Team supports I AM HOPE 

    Why are the team at CHUBB Insurance doing this WALK FOR HOPE fundraiser on Friday, October 13th?

    Last year 3500 young people tried to take their lives. To honour these young people, we are doing a 3.5km WALK FOR HOPE with Gumboots, that's a minimum of 3500 steps per person!

    The WALK FOR HOPE starts at the CHUBB Insurance office, Princes Wharf and follows a trail around Auckland's Viaduct with fun activities on the way.

    To follow the activities on social media #IAMHOPE #Youthmentalhealth #catalyticfoundation

    Please support our WALK FOR HOPE by donating here and help us raise $3,500 in donations for I AM HOPE and youth counselling services.

    When you donate you will receive a tax-deductible receipt from the Catalytic Foundation. All donations will go to I AM HOPE and Youth Counselling services.

    Please cheer our teams on and consider donating to this important cause.

    Donate Here 

    *Walk For Hope has been organised by the CATALYTIC FOUNDATION as part of our Youth Mental Health Campaign


  • published Pitney Bowes Food Security in Latest News 2023-05-02 16:33:42 +1200

    Pitney Bowes volunteers help communities

    We had an awesome day volunteering with the Pitney Bowes NZ team volunteering at Love Soup Hibiscus Coast Community garden and food storage. A volunteering opportunity inspired by Pitney Bowes dedication to food security and food security. 

    In the last 3 years the Catalytic Foundation have conducted online research with our community partners to monitor the effect of Covid and the cost-of-living crisis on communities. Our findings are:

    • 72% of charities have had an increase in demand - Food banks, mental health charities and those supporting youth and the elderly experienced the most pronounced spikes in demand for services

    Financial poverty and inability to access food and basics was in the top 3 commonly stated needs that our charities noted.  Food security is essential for children and young people to be happy and healthy, learning and developing. Children living in food insecure households are less likely to consume nutritionally balanced diets essential for optimal growth and development, and this can have immediate and long-term negative consequences for their health and education. Household food insecurity has been associated with a wide range of child health and development problems from infancy through to adolescence.

    In NZ one in five children are living in households where food can run out, and one in three are living in unaffordable housing, according to the latest child poverty indicators report.

    Thank you to the Pitney Bowes NZ team for caring about education and food security in our communities


  • published Catalytic supports Auckland charities in Latest News 2023-05-01 16:34:02 +1200

    Catalytic supports Auckland charities

    Over the last year the Catalytic Foundation has supported the following 7 community charities in the Auckland region with financial support.

    This has been made possible by our Payday Donors who pay a small sum each payday, so collectively we can support important work being done in our community. 

    • Living Without Violence (Waiheke Island Network) Inc.
     
    • Budgeting and Family Support Services - Mangere, Tuakau and Otara
     
    • Estuary Arts Orewa - Neurodiversity and Inclusion Art Exhibition
     
    • Love Soup Hibiscus Coast - Food Rescue
     
    • Sweet Louise - supporting people with incurable Breast Cancer
     
    • Woven Earth - helping family violence survivors by furnishing their houses 
     
    • Element One Trust - Backpacks4School in West Auckland
     

    Letter of thanks from Love Soup – The Hibiscus Coast Team

    " Many of our families already experience financial hardship, then on top of that, the additional stress of damage to their homes and personal items during the floods.  It was such a blessing to be able to pass on a backpack filled with essential school items to help restore some normality for the children so they can get back to focusing on their education."

    From Tracey

     


  • Whanganui charities recognised with financial grants

    Congratulations to the following 9 frontline community charities who received $51,267 worth of grants from Catalytic Donors and The Tindall Foundation, to support their necessary social services. Thank you for the important work you do for people and whanau in Whanganui. Photo curtesy of English Language Partners in Whanganui.

    • Hakeke Street Community Centre
    • Te Ora Hou Whanganui
    • Life To The Max Trust
    • Christian Social Services Whanganui - City Mission Whanganui
    • English Language Partners NZ - Whanganui
    • Wai Ora Christian Community Trust
    • Women's Network Whanganui
    • Raetihi Community Charitable Trust
    • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    An email of thanks we received from Liz Hoskin @ Life to the Max

    “Kia ora kōrua

    Thank you so much for once again endorsing and funding LTTM with a grant from the Catalytic Foundation. It is grants like these that ensure that LTTM can keep doing what's it's doing especially in these extra hard times!!! Our Board of Trustees especially send their thanks and we so look forward to continuing our relationship with you as we provide very much needed social support to vulnerable families in Whanganui.

    Once again thank you so very much!!!!”

     


  • Southland charities recognised for their work in the community

    Congratulations to the 7 charities in Southland we recently endorsed with certificates, letters of support and donated $38,456 in financial grants to.

    • Thank you to our Catalytic Ambassadors in Southland for assessing these charities for grants.
    • Thank you to the Tindall Foundation and local donors for supporting our Southland community grants.
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  • Deloitte help children with school supplies

    Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers from Deloitte who spent their day making up backpacks with educational supplies including: pens, pencils, sharpeners, highlighter, educational books, writing pads, felt tip pens, coloured pencils, pencil cases, lunchboxes and drink bottles.

    The backpacks are for children in families affected by the floods, Cyclone Gabrielle and/or the cost of living crisis.

    Thank you to Deloitte for also donating new laptop bags and digital charging units, these are currently being distributed to community charities around the country who know of individuals and families in need of these items. 

      


    Deloitte people draw on our collective experience and ingenuity to make an impact that matters for our colleagues, Deloitte clients and society
    . Deloitte 2022 Global Impact Report


  • published Otago charities support in 2023 in Latest News 2023-04-19 15:55:04 +1200

    Otago charities support in 2023

    Catalytic Community Fund raises $185,553 to donated to 38 frontline community organisations in Otago. 

    Congratulations to the community charities from the Otago Region who received a Catalytic Foundation Grant in 2023. Thank you to Otago Polytechnic and the Dunedin City Council for hosting the awards event. It was wonderful to see all the charities together networking and sharing their experiences.

    Thank you to The Tindall Foundation, Mercy Hospital, Otago Polytechnic Charity House and our payday donors who contribute to this very important community fund.

    All charities who have received Catalytic Grant funding in the last 2 years also receive a Catalytic endorsement and a letter of support, to help them apply for further funding.

    “I would like to pass on the thanks of our client, volunteers, board members and myself for the generous donation we received from Catalytic at last night's presentation. It was a great opportunity to make connections with other groups in our community and also catch up with some old friends. It is also good to find out some of the stories behind groups working around Otago.
    The funds given make it possible for us to continue operating and being able to offer an affordable service to our clients”. Jennie Archer, Dunedin Community Transport Trust 

                            

                


  • published Canterbury Charities 2023 in Latest News 2023-04-19 15:33:38 +1200

    Canterbury Charities 2023

    Catalytic Community Fund raised $159,337 and donated to 39 outstanding frontline community organisations in the Canterbury region. Congratulations to the community charities from Canterbury and South Canterbury who received a Catalytic Foundation Grant in 2023.

    Thank you to the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury for hosting the award event in Timaru. It was encouraging to hear the stories about the work these frontline charities are doing in the Timaru and Waimate regions. 

    • Centrecare Counselling Waimate
    • English Language Partners Aoraki
    • South Canterbury Neighbourhood Support
    • Waimate District Resource Trust Incorporated
    • Family Support (South Canterbury) Inc


    Thank you to Cavell Leitch for hosting the awards event in Christchurch to the charities listed below. It was wonderful to see all the charities together networking and sharing their experiences. All charities who have received Catalytic Grant funding in the last 2 years also receive a Catalytic endorsement and a letter of support, to help with further funding applications. 

    Thank you to The Tindall Foundation, Drummond Trust and Catalytic payday donors who contribute to this very important regional fund.

     

    • La Vida Youth Trust
    • Project Esther Trust
    • Aviva (Christchurch Women's Refuge) 
    • Battered Women's Trust
    • Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou
    • Rangiora Youth Community Trust
    • Lyttelton Community House Trust
    • Bishopdale Community Trust
    • New Brighton Community Gardens Trust
    • Shirley Community Trust
    • Te Mapua Child and Youth Trust
    • Cholmondeley Children's Centre 
    • Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury
    • The Girl Guides Association NZ Inc.
    • Woolston Development Project Inc.
    • 180 Degrees Trust
    • Community Development Network Trust
    • Shoreline Youth Trust
    • Papanui Youth Development Trust
    • Victim Support Christchurch
    • Moana Vā - Navigators of Pacific Pride
    • Phillipstown Community Centre Chartitable Trust
    • Sumner Bay Union Trust
    • Blue Light Ventures Inc
    • Compassion Trust
    • Rachel's House Trust
    • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
    • Community Toy Library Waimairi Incoporated
    • Wainoni-Avonside Community Services Trust
    • Drug-ARM Christchurch
    • Birthright Canterbury Trust  

             

     


  • published Support for Dunedin Night Shelter in Latest News 2023-04-19 14:29:53 +1200

    Support for Dunedin Night Shelter

    The Dunedin Night Shelter goes above and beyond for their clients!

    Through the Catalytic Foundation Community Fund, which is supported by payday donors and donor organisations, we were able to provide a financial grant to the Dunedin Night Shelter in 2023. We are thankful to our donors for supporting the fund and ensuring outstanding frontline charities such at Dunedin Night Shelter receive necessary support. 

    The following are social stories about the important work they do. 

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  • Palmerston North District 2023 Community Awards

    Over $115,000 donated to hardworking charities from the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Whanganui regions.

    Congratulations to the community charities from Manawatu/Horowhenua and Whanganui districts who received a Catalytic Foundation Grant this week. Thank you to Mayor Grant Smith and the Palmerston North City Council for hosting the awards event. It was wonderful to see all the charities together networking and sharing their experiences.

    Thank you to The Tindall Foundation and our payday donors who contribute to this very important community fund.

    "As a payroll donator myself, it was great to see where the funds go.
    The Palmerston North City Council was very happy to host the ‘regional event’
    for the Catalytic Foundation" Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith

    The community charities who received Catalytic Foundation endorsement awards are:

    • Age Concern Horowhenua Inc.
    • Legacy Centre Levin
    • Youthline Central North Island Inc.
    • Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust Inc.
    • Palmerston North Women's Refuge Trust Inc.
    • MentorED Charitable Trust
    • Hinemoa House
    • Te roopu Whakaruruhau O Nga Wāhine Māori
    • Manawatu Rural Support Service Inc
    • NZ Council of Victim Support Groups - Manawatu
    • Bulls and District Community Trust
    • Niuvaka Trust
    • Neighbourhood Support Manawatu
    • Parentline Manawatu Inc.
    • Just Zilch - The Freestore Charitable Trust
    • Hakeke Street Community Centre
    • Te Ora Hou Whanganui
    • Life To The Max Trust
    • Christian Social Services Whanganui - City Mission Whanganui
    • English Language Partners NZ - Whanganui
    • Wai Ora Christian Community Trust
    • Women's Network Whanganui
    • Raetihi Community Charitable Trust
    • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ


    Congratulations to these hardworking charities who support people in need in our communities.