Grant Applications are open for 2022

The 2022 grant will be for organisations that assist children with neurodiversity, help with assessment and learning support. Applications are open until 28th February 2022.

2022 Funding Initiative

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term that includes both life-long conditions and those that can develop throughout life. Neurodiversity is still frequently misunderstood and, when it remains undiagnosed, can cause distress in family, school, work and social situations.

When a child has an official diagnosis, support may be tailored to meet their individual learning support needs based on the diagnosis’. Scientists have come to understand that neurodivergence can have many benefits. Neurodiversity is not the characteristics of neurological conditions but societies themselves that create barriers to the participation, achievement, and success of neurodiverse individuals.

The more we accept and understand that it’s quite common for brains to work differently, the more quickly we can go about accommodating people in ways that work best for them to learn, function, and thrive in society
Organisations are asked to submit a single-page summary (in a pdf format) of their specific project and organisation details before 28 February 2022.

Selected organisations will need to submit further information about their project in April 2022.

Projects eligible for consideration should have a direct impact on the community and address a community need. The projects should deliver a benefit for the community for over 12 months.

Eligible funding would include improvements or additions to buildings & properties for technology and hardware that will improve services to the community, courses that deliver a service direct to the community and will have lasting impacts, or workshops that will enhance staff education. We may also fund other projects with a capital nature.

Grants will be made only to charitable organisations (not individuals) and used only in New Zealand. We do not fund groups if the primary focus is on artistic, cultural, environmental or sporting purposes. We will focus on funding between $25,000 and $50,000 for each organisation.

In the last 5 years, we have given

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Charities

Who do we support?

  • Registered charities in New Zealand who align with our annual funding criteria and intend to use the grant only in New Zealand.
  •  In 2022, we’ll be funding organisations that assist children with neurodiversity. 
  • Focusing on: help with assessment and learning support.

What do
we fund?

  • A wide range of projects from buildings and equipment to training programs.
  • Projects that have a direct impact on the community and address a community need.
  • Projects that deliver a benefit for the community for over 12 months.

What don't we fund?

  • Individuals (ie. not a registered charity).
  • Operating expenses, salaries, research, staff vehicles, vehicle operation, administration costs, office equipment, office furniture, or upgrades to websites & databases.
  • Grants to schools for curriculum or operating expenses.

What's the fine print?

  • Organisations are asked to submit a single-page summary (in a pdf format) of their specific project and organisation details before 28 February 2022.

The best thing about receiving funding from SSHT was that it was only the start of the journey – the support, encouragement and contacts they have helped us with has kept us going and growing since.

Phil Davies

Kiwi Community Assistance

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