A wider Waikato where all children and young people are secure, resilient and thriving to ensure they meet their full potential
To protect and preserve the environment as a valuable taonga for future generations
• Maori Communities
• Overcoming Inequity
• Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Community Based Learning
• 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.
• Maori, Pasifika and Refugee led projects – nothing about us without us.
• Level the playing field/address inequity.
• Support positive intergenerational outcomes.
• Are community led with community at the heart.
• Culturally empowering.
• Involve young people in their development.
• Are collaborative.
• 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.
• Initiatives with positive intergenerational outcomes.
• Initiatives which focus on overcoming inequity.
• Supporting and advocating for children and young people, especially children in care, or the prevention of children needing to be taken into care.
• Enhancing the capability of parents/caregivers.
• Holistic initiatives that focus on resilience and mental health and wellbeing of children.
• 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
• Focusing on fostering positive outcomes and relationships for rangatahi and their whanau.
• Purposeful activities that build important life skills (academic, social learning and employment).
• Integration of family, school and community efforts.
• Provision of opportunities to use learned skills and to experience success as participants and leaders.
• Supporting initiatives that promote identity and participation and equality of young people, particularly led by rangatahi.
• Support mental health and well being of our rangatahi.
• Creation of opportunities for entrepreneurship, leadership and community contribution.
• Fostering a sense of altruism and contribution to society.
To protect and preserve the environment as a valuable taonga for future generations.
• Environmental organisations who focus on getting young people into the environment.
• Organisations or initiatives that increase the mental health and wellbeing of our rangatahi and tamariki in the environment.
• Environmental projects/groups that empower Maori to retain and promote traditional knowledge and its use in environmental management.
• Organisations which are addressing climate change.
• Organisations or initiatives that support and promote the youth climate change movement – to inspire, empower and mobilise a generational movement of young people to take positive action on climate change. We acknowledge that our young people are our future and we want to empower them to create change.
• Environmental innovation and technology, particularly that focus on other elements of our criteria.