2020 | Assisting Young People

Funding Context

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a major developmental challenge for everyone. Research indicates that young people with long term health conditions experience major disruption as they mature to adulthood.

“assist young people with long term health conditions including physical, mental and intellectual disabilities.”

Along with the physical challenges they encounter, young people with long term health conditions are more likely than other young people to suffer from low self-esteem, have gaps in their education, employment and relationship experiences, have fewer protective factors and greater risk behaviours.

Camp Twitch 16-year-old participant – “A place where I feel accepted and don’t get accepted anywhere else.”

Grant Recipients

OrganisationProject NameAmount Granted
Able – Southern Family SupportChildren Understanding Addictions CUA$20,000
Ambury Park Centre Inc.Digital Literacy at Ambury$10,000
Arthritis New Zealand (Kaiponapona Aotearoa)Ongoing support for Children. teenagers and young adults with arthritis$30,000
ATAWHAI Charitable TrustTiaki Taiohi (to look after, guard and protect youth)$35,000
Auckland Sexual Abuse Help FoundationChild and Family Sexual Abuse Therapy Resources$13,000
Big Buddy Mentoring TrustMentoring boys who do not have a father in their lives$12,000
Diabetes New ZealandDiabetes NZ Auckland Branch – Diabetes Youth Auckland Assets$9,000
Epilepsy Association of New ZealandChild and Youth Night Time Seizure Monitoring$35,000
Graeme Dingle FoundationPurchase of vehicles for Programme Coordinators$30,000
Homes of Hope Charitable TrustThe Home that Love Built$25,000
Ignite Sport TrustIgnite Sport Trust Centre$25,000
Otago Youth Wellness TrustIntegrated Practice Initiative (IPI)$25,000
Outward Bound Trust of New ZealandAdapted Programme Equipment$25,000
Parenting Place Charitable TrustAttitude Youth Programme$10,000
Petone Youth & Families Trust24/7 youth work at Hutt Valley High School$5,000
PillarsPillars Mentoring Programme$10,000
The Raukatauri Music Therapy TrustNew Home for The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre$20,000
Tourette’s Association New ZealandCamp Twitch 2020$20,000
WestREAPCACTUS Westland$10,000
Hohepa CanterburyCanterbury Homes$500,000
Te HopaiWandering Residents System$15,500
Children’s Hospital Wgtn(2 x Hoists & 6 x Paediatric Wheelchairs)$22,700
Wgtn Free AmbulanceElectrical Power Stretchers$47,000
Mary Potter HospiceTe Whare Rauni – Education Centre$25,000
180 Degree TrustNext Generation Fund$8,000
East Coast Rural SupportNext Generation Fund$6,000
North Canterbury Rural SupportNext Generation Fund$7,500
Salvation ArmyCOVID Relief$100,000
Kiwi Community AssistanceCOVID Relief$20,000
The Champion Centre (Chch Early Intervention Trust)$8,000