Our Criteria

Overall Goal

A wider Waikato where all children and young people are secure, resilient and thriving to ensure they meet their full potential

Focus Areas

•  Maori Communities
•  Overcoming Inequity
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Mental Health and Wellbeing
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Community Based Learning
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The Environment

We are more likely to fund groups/initiatives that:

•  Generate outcomes in at least one of our five key focus areas.
•  Are inclusive of Maori, Pasifika and/or refugees.
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Maori, Pasifika and Refugee led projects – nothing about us without us.
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Level the playing field/address inequity.
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Support positive intergenerational outcomes.
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Are community led with community at the heart.
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Culturally empowering.
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Involve young people in their development.
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Are collaborative.
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Have a “big-picture” approach that addresses community and policy influences.

Successful applicants will align clearly with our overall goal.

Goals of Our Funding

All Waikato tamariki (0-12) are given every opportunity to reach their full potential. They are confident in who they are, and they look to the future believing they will succeed. (Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2 and 4).

•  Initiatives targeted at our most vulnerable tamariki – tamariki on the fringes are brought to the centre.
•  Creation of opportunities for improving the systems and structures which mean children stay in poverty.
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Initiatives with positive intergenerational outcomes.
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Initiatives which focus on overcoming inequity.
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Supporting and advocating for children and young people, especially children in care, or the prevention of children needing to be taken into care.
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Enhancing the capability of parents/caregivers.
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Holistic initiatives that focus on resilience and mental health and wellbeing of children.
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Initiatives providing children with a solid platform to become amazing rangatahi.

 

Waikato rangatahi (12-24+) are provided with the opportunities to contribute to society in a mana enhancing way, whether that be through education, employment, training, entrepreneurship, leadership or community contribution. Waikato rangatahi are empowered for success. (Sustainable Development Goals 4, 8 and 10).

•  Initiatives/charities that advance Maori, Pasifika and/or refugees;
•  Initiatives/charities that support and build on the capability of our young people – from rangatahi to rangatira
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Focusing on fostering positive outcomes and relationships for rangatahi and their whanau.
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Purposeful activities that build important life skills (academic, social learning and employment).
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Integration of family, school and community efforts.
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Provision of opportunities to use learned skills and to experience success as participants and leaders.
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Supporting initiatives that promote identity and participation and equality of young people, particularly led by rangatahi.
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Support mental health and well being of our rangatahi.
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Creation of opportunities for entrepreneurship, leadership and community contribution.
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Fostering a sense of altruism and contribution to society.