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|
|Starfish Social Services||$27,000|
|Wellington Free Ambulance||$5,000|
|City Mission Wanganui||$20,000|