$30,000 given by Aoraki Foundation

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by Claire Allison

South Canterbury community groups have received more than $30,000 from the Aoraki Foundation’s health endowment fund’s latest grants round.

Governed by a sub-committee of the Aoraki Foundation, the health endowment fund distributes grants to charitable and worthy causes twice a year. The health endowment committee includes trustees from the Aoraki Foundation, the SCDHB, and members of the community with experience in the health industry.

The goal of the fund is to improve the health – physical, mental and social – of the communities of Aoraki/South Canterbury.

Income from the South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund is distributed twice yearly and the next round will open in February 2020.

South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund Distributions – Round Two 2019

  • The Canterbury Branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ Inc, $1000 towards the Fieldwork Service within South Canterbury.
  • The Parkinson’s NZ Charitable Trust, $1000 towards the Community Educator Service.
  • Presbyterian Support SC, $10,000 towards the Hidden Treasures programme.
  • South Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, $6695 towards the project “Connecting Aoraki” in conjunction with the Aoraki Migrant Centre.
  • Life Education Trust Mid & South Canterbury, $2000 for workbooks in its mobile classroom, which delivers a health programme in primary/intermediate schools.
  • Mount Cook Residents’ Association, $3184.90 for an AED (defibrillator) to be used in the Mount Cook Village.
  • Mackenzie Amateur Swim Club, Fairlie, $1034.50 for replacement swim club equipment.
  • He Manu Hou Trust, $2000 towards sunshading at the centre.
  • Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury, $810 for two courses/workshops on managing stress.
  • Craighead Kindergarten, $800 towards the Nathan Wallis (child development expert) community presentation.
  • The CanInspire Charitable Trust, $2352 towards tools for its workshops for people affected by illness, trauma or personal loss.
  • Timaru Soap Box Derby, $845.40 to support health promotion messages for Movember/Men’s Mental Health.