We have partnered with Seed Waikato, providing them with unrestricted, multi-year funding. The overall vision of Seed Waikato is a vibrant Waikato powered by a connected and growing collective of young people. Led by young people, their goal is to support the greatest challenges of our generation, and unleash their potential to positively contribute to our economy, society, culture, and environment. “Thank you so much for your support to facilitate youth-led change. Your unrestricted grant gave us the ability to respond to the needs and aspirations of our community as they arose! You have enabled a movement that is responsive, dynamic, and innovative, and we are so grateful for your leadership in this early stage of our development as an organisation.” Gemma Major, CEO, Seed Waikato
The Young Workers Resource Centre (YWRC) is a community organisation dedicated to empowering young workers to challenge systemic inequities in the labour market and create a new truth where equity, inclusion, and justice are foundational expectations of their employment relationships. YWRC has been operating since 1993 and has a long track record of empowering young workers through education and activism.
We decided to partner with YWRC for five years, providing unrestricted operational funding. We see the work of YWRC as vital in the youth into employment ecosystem. We are privileged to be able to support their mahi across the Waikato.
Mārama Hinātore is a partnership between three organisations providing family support social services to the Matamata-Piako district – Te Hauora o Ngāti Hauā, Starfish Social Services Trust, and Morrinsville Community House. The compelling motivation for this relationship is their shared vision of a future where every child born in Matamata-Piako has the same start as every other child when they begin school. A future where every individual is able to achieve their fullest potential.
The focus of Mārama Hinātore is on families who experience intergenerational ‘multi-stress’, fall through the gaps between agencies, are isolated, and have previously not engaged with agencies or experienced difficulties engaging. Together, the organisations want to partner with whānau to support them to work toward their own self-determined goals. Access into Mārama Hinātore is via any of the three service doors and/or a direct self-referral.
Each of the organisations bring individual strengths and a variety of specialised services to this collaboration. The collaborative relationship helps give a stronger voice to local concerns and issues relevant to our community.
The Len Reynolds Trust has partnered with the Mārama Hinātore collaboration for five years.