2015 | Families Dealing With Financial Hardship

In recent years, New Zealand has appeared to have very low unemployment. However, we still had a significant and growing gap between rich and poor, and a significant number of people (especially children) live below the New Zealand poverty line.  

2015 grant funding went to community organisations that support families and individuals through times of financial hardship in New Zealand. The organisations should help alleviate hardship, build resilience in the communities and/or focus on assistance to ensure that families have adequate income to meet their basic needs and that children grow up in safe and healthy homes with stable, nurturing families, based in supportive communities.

Morrinsville Ezekiel Trust$5,000
Family Works – Wanganui Family Works$3,500
Family Works – Taranaki Family Works$5,200
Matamata Budgeting Service$5,500
Matamata Community Foodbank$3,000
Citizen Advice Bureau$2,600
Love Soup$40,000
Starfish Social Services$27,000
Wellington Free Ambulance$5,000
Sprott House$5,000
Salvation Army$10,000
Love Soup$15,000
City Mission Wanganui$20,000
Family Works$25,000
Hohepa Kapiti$400,000
Total Funded$571,800