Empowering our communities to help people through
2020 was a hard year for most of us. For those most keenly feeling the effects of COVID-19, Aotearoa’s charities and community groups were - and still are - a key source of information, connection and support.
To recognise these efforts, in July 2020 the Mental Health Foundation awarded 16 charities and community groups across Aotearoa with up to $20,000 each for up to three months’ worth of services. This total contestable funding pool of $200,000 was allocated from the Ministry of Health’s psychosocial response to COVID-19, and focused on boosting mental illness and addictions projects and services.
The 16 charities and community groups selected for funding were:
- Able Charity Trust, Dunedin
- Akaroa Resource Collective Trust, Akaroa Heartlands
- Asian Family Services, Auckland/Wellington
- Creative Kids Trust Board, Blenheim
- Family Support Services Inc, Kaiwaka/Mangawhai
- He Waka Taiora, South Auckland
- Loss and Grief Support Trust, Southland
- Mother’s Helpers, Auckland
- Nga Manga Puriri Trust, Northland
- Pacific Island Synod, nationwide
- Rainbow Path, Auckland/Wellington
- Te Aroha Noa Community Services, Palmerston North
- Te Poho Collective (supported by Mahitahi Trust), nationwide
- Te Roopu Taurima, South Auckland
- Turning Point Trust, Tauranga
- Waiheke Adult Literacy Inc, Waiheke Island.
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