2017 Grants Round Update

Our 2017 grants round opened on the 1st of June and closed on the 30th. $1,893,250 has been requested from 197 applicants. Our team is now processing applications and will be notifying applicants in early September, after Board approval. The work of our Grants...

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Mental Health Fund Established

Nikau Foundation has a new “Area of Interest Fund”: the Mental Health Fund. Set up to strengthen and support mental health services, anyone can contribute and donations of any size are welcomed. The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey found that one in six...

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Ngā Manu’s Halo Project

Waikanae nature reserve Ngā Manu has recently opened the ‘Halo Project’, a multi-media collaborative installation. The outdoor photos and paintings were created by visual artist Paul Forrest with photographer Derek Tearne. Audio artist Matu Booth has...

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Self-Esteem at Wairarapa Women’s Centre

Thanks to a grant from the Roy and Jan Mace Trust, the Wairarapa Women’s Centre has been able to set up a new programme for women who feel vulnerable or are struggling with low self-esteem. “With this grant, we are now helping women to see their potential by raising...

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Ground-breaking funding research for Wellington

Thanks to the generosity of a Nikau Foundation donor, one of the biggest questions facing grant makers in the Wellington Region has now been answered. What charities are applying to what grant makers for which projects and who is being funded? For the first time...

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Update Your Will for Free 3-7 July 2017

Have you been putting off some work on your will, or even getting one drawn up in the first place? We have a special offer to assist our Nikau Foundation supporters during our upcoming Will Week. Register your interest between 3rd-7th July and Wakefields Lawyers will...

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Carterton District Endowment Fund

The Carterton District & Community Trust has been transferred to Nikau Foundation and renamed the Carterton District Endowment Fund. The aims of the new fund are to support health and well-being, community development, general charitable purposes and promoting...

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Inspiring Positive Futures in Kāpiti

The five young men who graduated from Youthquest’s latest Development Programme were celebrated in a ceremony on 13th April at the Paraparaumu Baptist Church. The occasion marks the 28th course for Youthquest since it was founded in 2006. Youthquest is a...

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Speech NZ Scholarship Awarded to Amy Masari

Amy Masari (17) is in Year 13 at St Oran’s College in Lower Hutt. She has been awarded the Nikau Foundation’s 2016 scholarship to help fund her Speech NZ examination fees for the Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Performance. Amy says: “Last year, when my...

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