Founded in 1941, the Sutherland Self Help Trust was established by the Sutherland Family, who pioneered New Zealand’s first chain of grocery stores, The Self Help Co-op. The pioneering spirit of The Sutherland Family saw them reject traditional trading methods and opt instead for a business model that would support the community.
This included setting up The Sutherland Self Help Trust to assist registered charities in New Zealand through Grants in order to deliver services to support the community.
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Anxiety is the single biggest issue facing children today.
Life Education Trust used the Sutherland Self Help Trust grant in 2021 to provide professional development workshops for teachers focused on how to identify anxiety issues, where support lies and how to support and guide whanau.
Providing accommodation and rehabilitation for people wishing to be abstinent from substances is a challenge for Wings Trust in current times.
Promoting staff well-being is critical to their initiative. Wings Trust were able to use funding from the Sutherland Self Help Trust to provide workshops for its staff to increase their resilience.
Zeal provides safe, inclusive local and online spaces to support rangatahi to connect to their mana, innate self-worth and sense of belonging.
Their multi-channel online support assists rangatahi aged 15-20 years with a range of issues. Zeal used funding from the Sutherland Self Help Trust to enhance this crucial messaging and support service.
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The Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) was granted a generous $50,000.00 from the Sutherland Self Help Trust toward the purchase of a clinical video system. This means our clinicians now have access to equipment for teaching, to record clinic sessions that patients (and their families) can use at home. Because of SSHT our patients rehabilitation will be made that much more accessible for themselves and their families/whanau. The SSHT was approachable and great to deal with from day one. Cochlear Implant technology is complex, so having the opportunity to discuss our needs face to face with Ben from SSHT was invaluable.