September 2012 Recipients
Manuka Community House, an early learning centre and family support service based in Nelson, has been granted $1,360 in the latest Mazda Foundation funding round. The donation will be used to purchase new safety mats for the children to use during play time.
The centre provides childcare for up to 24 children from a variety of different areas and backgrounds, including those from refugee families. It is working towards achieving the Gold Healthy Heart by promoting a high standard of healthy eating and physical activity.
While applying for the award, the centre became aware that the safety mats were not at the required safety level for the children.
The grant from the Mazda Foundation will not only provide the children with safe mats, it will also offer them an active lifestyle and bring the playcentre one step closer to achieving the Gold Healthy Heart award.