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...

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...

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...

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...