What can a WTMF grant do?

Throughout the year, we’ll showcase success stories of grant recipients. At the bottom of each case study page you can download PDF’s to share with others.

Innovative Reading Programme will benefit many

Recipients: Order of St John Northern Region and Auckland SPCA    The Order of St John Northern Region and Auckland SPCA may seem unlikely partners in a reading programme.  However both these organisations do have a focus on schools. For a number of years the Outreach Therapy Pet programme has had a team of volunteers Read More

Power of collaboration in the face of change

CASE STUDY: Financial Capability Services Collaboration Recipients: Anglican Family Care Budgeting Services, Corpac Trust, Dunedin Budget Advisory Services The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) announced it would cease all budgeting service contracts nationally from 31 October 2016. Responding to the announcement, 11 budgeting services from across Otago and Southland decided to come together on 25 Read More

Working Together for Child Safety

Recipients: Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust, Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust and Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Nelson Along with partners Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust (Pasifika Trust) and Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Nelson (CCCS), Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust (Kidpower) shares a common interest in ensuring people achieve their full potential. Together they decided to Read More

Collaboration for Whanau Wellbeing

Recipients: Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services, Wellington Youth Aid Officers, Wellington Activity Centre and ASB Sports Centre. Collaboration and mutual outcomes create the genesis for whanau health and wellbeing and go a long way to address the needs of vulnerable, marginalised and hard to reach people. In 2013 Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services Read More

Merging for More

Recipients: Tautoko Services (neighbourhood Connections) and Options in Community Living   Tautoko Services (Neighbourhood Connections), based in Nelson – Marlborough, supports people with a disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It enables people to lead valued lives in their community by achieving their chosen goals and improving their quality of life. Options in Community Living, based Read More

All the Fun of the Circus – Wellington After-Care Association

Recipient: Wellington After-Care Association The Wellington After-Care team is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities. They focus on helping those they serve to actively participate in their communities, learn new skills and build meaningful relationships with others. Wellington After-Care offers services to 300 intellectually, physically and psychiatrically disabled adults in and around Read More

Serving the Needs of Older People

Recipient: Age Concern New Zealand (August, 2012 Funding Round) Age Concern exists to serve older people by providing services, information and general advocacy. Their national office and 33 separate incorporated societies across New Zealand ideally position them to raise awareness and advise Government agencies on issues effecting older people. Age Concern provides specialist elder abuse Read More

Risen from the Rubble – A Christchurch Story

Recipient: Mental Health Advocacy & Peer Support Christchurch (MHAPS) On February 22nd 2011, everyone in Christchurch experienced a life-changing event which cut through the hopes, expectations, routines and plans that on February 21st had seemed sure and unquestionable. Tragically for some, their lives were changed for ever by loss of life, home or health. For Read More

Alzheimers Auckland & Counties Manukau

Alzheimers Auckland Inc . and Alzheimers Counties Manukau Inc . have joined together to form one united organisation. For twenty five years the two organisations had operated separately, however in June last year the boards of both organisations started discussions about how we could work together more closely for the benefit of our clients. As Read More

WTMF Funding Recipient Feedback

Over 100 grants have been made by the WTMF since its launch in 2009. The number of organisations collaborating on an initiative can be more than 10 – so we get lots of valuable feedback on how successful collaborations work. Here are some key findings to help you work together with others. Why do organisations Read More