Grant Policy

2022 Funding Initiative

Funding Context

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. It was decided that the 2022 grant criteria would be to organisations that assist children with neurodiversity, help with assessment and learning support.

Grant Policy

To make grants to charitable organisations which assist the disabled and the disadvantaged.

For the benefit of:

  • people whose lives have been detrimentally affected by war services,
  • children in need of special treatment or training,
  • the Plunket Society and any other educational, religious or other charitable purpose in New Zealand selected by the board
  • also to establish or maintain hospitals, homes, camps, schools, institutions or organisations, or to subsidise funds donated for such purpose
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Who do we support?

  • Registered charities in New Zealand who align with our annual funding criteria
  •  In 2021, we are assisting organisations in their COVID-19 response
  • Focusing on: strengthening the resilience of mental health and disability support

What do we fund?

  • A wide range of projects from buildings and equipment to training programs
  • The object or service purchased with the grant should last more than two years

What don't we fund?

  • Individuals (ie. not a registered charity)
  • For environmental, artistic, cultural or sporting purposes
  • Grants to schools for curriculum or operating expenses

What's the fine print?

  • Grant purposes vary considerably year-to-year, so the Board targets a particular area of need annually
  • Policy is announced in October for the following year
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