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.

24-hour cover for vulnerable youth

Background A key service of Youthline Otago (YLO), in support of the Youthline Helpline, is providing Helpline support with qualified practitioners 24/7. The Otago Youth Wellness Trust (OYWT) supports the most vulnerable young people with intensive, wraparound support but it is not practical or safe to have their staff available to their clients 24/7. This Read More

Hearing Unheard Voices

A gentle and considered consultation to hear the Unheard Voices of those with profound disabilities and their families The Partners: NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres (including specifically, Independent Living Trust, Taranaki Disability Information Centre, Disability Information Service Centre Otago, NorthAble and Enable NZ) and Complex Care Group. Background To address issues of people with Read More

Three Into One Does Go

Grant recipients: Age Concern Auckland; Age Concern Counties Manukau; Age Concern North Shore  Background The history of applications and grants relating to various mergers of Age Concern groups goes as far back as 2015 when Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) worked with Age Concern groups around the country considering a single, unified organisation. This did Read More

Singing the Same Song

Grant recipients: Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust; New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir Background Choirs Aotearoa exists to ensure appreciation, participation and excellence in choral singing. Founded in 1979 (as the National Youth Choir) for teenage to 25-year-old singers, a growing desire to serve younger members saw the Secondary Students Choir established as an independent organisation. Read More

A Two-step Journey to a Unitary Organisation

Grant recipients: The Neonatal Trust (New Zealand); The Neonatal Trust (Wellington); The Neonatal Trust (Auckland); The Neonatal Trust (Otago); The Neonatal Trust (Canterbury) and The Neonatal Trust (Waikato). Background The Neonatal Trust’s journey of unification with WTMF support, began with a successful application in mid-2015. A grant of $17,500 was approved to centralise administration, policies Read More

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