Grant Recipients

It’s the healthy heartbeat of local communities that keeps this country strong. And at the heart of Mazda is a desire to give back to the community. That’s why we established the Mazda Foundation.

The Mazda Foundation acts upon the firm belief that we can only pave the way for a brighter tomorrow by laying the groundwork today. Three rounds of funding are carried out each year to individuals and organisations for environmental, educational, employment and skills development, cultural and community projects.

2020

June

June

Waiheke Primary School

Waiheke Primary School received $2,000 funding towards setting up a Garden to Table project, including purchasing high-quality tools and equipment. …

June

Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey is a Constable in Dunedin that works as a Youth Aid Officer for the New Zealand Police. She …

June

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust aims to make top-quality New Zealand theatre accessible to all children and young people, inspiring in …

June

Turua Playcentre

Turua Playcentre is unlike any other early childhood education organisation as both children and their parents and caregivers are welcome …

June

A Girl Called Hope

A Girl Called Hope provides a holistic residential life development programme for young women – giving them support, care and …

June

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, from Christchurch, has received $5,000 towards a therapy dog for her three-year-old son, Charlie. Charlie has recently been …

June

Wairarapa College SLC

Wairarapa College received $603.75 to enable eight students in the Supported Learning Centre to participate in Duke of Edinburgh programme. …

June

Tauranga Regional Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

Arataki Kindergarten is building a tool shed for children, parents, and teachers to work together on small building, maintenance, and …

June

Whangamata Community Services Trust

The Whangamata Community Services Trust is a one stop social service organisation providing whanau support, social work, domestic violence intervention …

June

Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation Charitable Trust

HELP provides support for sexual abuse survivors including crisis support, therapy, and Justice Services. HELP has received $4,221.44 towards We …

June

Taranaki Toy Library Trust Incorporated

The Taranaki Toy Library is a non-profit community organisation that has more than 1,500 toys for hire to provide young …

June

Graeme Dingle Foundation Southland

Graeme Dingle Foundation use elements of the great outdoors, inspirational classroom leaders and world-class mentors to help kids, from age …

June

Andersons Bay Community Kindergarten Inc

Andersons Bay Community Kindergarten is a community-based early childcare education centre in Dunedin. It received $871.26 to purchase two planter …

June

Christchurch Group N.Z. Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporated

Christchurch Riding for the Disabled uses horse riding as a form of therapy for people with disabilities. RDA riding opportunities …

June

Adventure Specialties Trust

The Adventure Specialties Trust received $2,465 to purchase 24 paddle jackets for its Adventure Therapy Programme. Adventure Therapy supports disadvantaged …

March

March

Waikato Community Hospice Trust

The Waikato Community Hospice Trust received $698 to purchase two nebulisers for its in-patient unit as part of its palliative …

March

Briana Scanlon

Briana was born with Kabuki Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects her visual processing and hypotonia. As a result, …

March

Heather Larnder

Heather’s three-year-old nephew, Luke, has cerebral palsy which affects his ability to move. The Larnder family received $2,595.65 to purchase …

March

Rachel Coffin

Rachel’s son Latham has multiple disabilities which mean he is confined to a wheelchair. The Coffin family received $5,379 to …

March

The Helping Paws Charitable Trust

The Helping Paws Charitable Trust provides an Animal Rescue Centre and Sanctuary for the community in the Northern Auckland and …

March

Asher Dickson

Sylvia Dickson’s 17-year-old daughter Asher  has Autism and Auditory Processing Disorder. The Dickson family have received $5,000 to help fund …

March

West Coast Riding for the Disabled Association

The West Coast Riding for the Disabled Association provides therapeutic horse riding for those with disabilities. The association has received …

March

Dee Caswell

Dee Caswell and the teachers at Rachel Reynolds Kindergarten aim to provide excellent early childhood care for children at Dunedin …

March

Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust

The Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust provides support services, resources, information and education to people with aphasia, a language impairment …

March

Ashley Highnam

Ashley Highnam’s eight-year-old daughter Tara has severe Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Global Developmental Delay. The Highnam family have …

March

Esme Law

18-year-old Esme Law suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder causing crippling anxiety attacks. Esme received $4,500 towards funding a therapy dog …

March

Adventure Specialties Trust

The Adventure Specialties Trust provides outdoor education and adventure therapy, for disadvantaged and ‘at risk’ sectors across NZ. The trust …

March

Ellesmere Scout Group

The Ellesmere Scout Group works to empower youth from the rural township of Leeston and outlying farming districts, through outdoor …

March

Good Night, Sleep Tight Charitable Trust

The Good Night, Sleep Tight Charitable Trust wants to make sure that all children in Canterbury go to sleep warm …

March

Central Plateau Enrichment Academy

The Central Plateau Enrichment Academy supports the learning of children and adults with special needs in Taupo to succeed and …

March

The Yes And Trust

The Yes And Trust received $12,500 to purchase retractable, tiered seating for its new venue. The Trust are building its …

2019

September

September

Taranaki Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

Pukekura Kindergarten, part of Taranaki Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated, has a new dress up station that will help children express …

September

East End Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated

New Plymouth based East End Surf Life Saving Club Inc provide lifeguard training and host competitions for members at East …

September

Opoho Playcentre

Opoho Playcentre is hosting a First Aid Training day for its parents and volunteers to increase their knowledge and ensure …

September

Dunedin Kindergartens Incorporated

Concord Kindergarten, part of Dunedin Kindergartens Incorporated, encourages children to play outdoors as much as possible. It received $2,300.00 to …

September

Nicola Bright

Nicola Bright’s nine-year-old son, Conner, was born with bilateral microphthalmos, which means he has abnormally small eyeballs and is completely …

September

The Scout Association of New Zealand

The Scout Association of New Zealand’s Nelson based, Iron Duke Sea Scouts, has so many new members it was in …

September

Leanne Benjamin

Leanne Benjamin runs a respite care programme for children with disabilities and health conditions. Animals Inspiring Kids is a holiday …

September

Rotorua Museum Education Team

The Rotorua Museum Education Team have created a space for students to participate in VEX, an internationally known robotics competition. …

September

Age Concern New Zealand Incorporated

Age Concern New Zealand Incorporated are advocates for people over 65 ensuring they have access to vital information and can …

September

Epuni School

Epuni School takes shorts lessons in its school garden every week, to contribute to happier more well-rounded tamariki. It received …

September

Who Did You Help Today Trust

Who Did You Help Today Trust operates 16 Homework Clubs around New Zealand that they hope to increase to 20 …

September

Nicola Stoddart (on behalf of Kash)

Nicola Stoddart’s son Kash has a rare form of cerebral palsy, so rare that doctors can’t fully diagnose it, but …

September

Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association Incorporated

The Canterbury Westland Kindergarten Association Incorporated are expanding their playground at Kendal Avenue Kindergarten. It received $1,333.00 to purchase four …

September

New Zealand Conservation Trust

The New Zealand Conservation Trust runs workshops and open days to encourage locals in Marshland, Christchurch to be involved in …

September

Koru Care Christchurch Charitable Trust

The Koru Care Christchurch Charitable Trust is sending 24 children (between 9 and 15) with serious and life-threatening medical conditions …

September

The Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Charitable Trust

The Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Charitable Trust is running a weeklong course including river rafting and kayaking, to challenge students …

September

Julianne Sutherland

Rural and community-based kindergarten, Fairlie Area Kindergarten, prides itself on incorporating environmental messages and sustainability into its teaching. It has …

September

Riverbridge Native Species Trust

The Riverbridge Native Species Trust is working to re-establish a wetland on the Canterbury Plains. It received $5,000.00 to purchase …

September

Taupo Sculpture Trust

The Taupo Sculpture Trust received a grant of $724.54 to help fund new information plaques and art installations around the …

September

The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust

The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust run a Catch-Up Homework Support programme to help refugee students get support for their homework …

September

Central North Island Early Education Services Trust

The Central North Island Early Education Services Trust’s received $1,274.00 to purchase a set of wet weather clothing for children …

September

Brainwave Trust Aotearoa

Brainwave Trust Aotearoa are making a difference to our communities by making information on brain development simple and accessible so …

September

The Mums Clique

The Mums Clique work to empower and support New Zealand mothers in need through friendship in the community. the group …

September

Hindu Heritage Research Foundation (NZ)

The Hindu Heritage Research Foundation has a team of Budget Service Mentors that provide financial mentoring to community organisations, institutes …

September

Ethan Jones

Melissa Jones’ four-year-old son, Ethan, was born prematurely and developed Spastic quadriplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects his …

September

Kristina Paterson

Kristina Paterson’s nine-year-old son, Nathan, has Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Anxiety amongst other conditions that mean he is unable …

September

YSAR Trust

The YSAR Trust are taking students on a weeklong alpine training exercise at Tongariro. It received $5,043.48 to help fund …

September

City of Auckland Singers

The City of Auckland Singers are travelling to perform at the Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival in Italy next year. …

September

Meg Smith

Meg Smith’s nine-year-old daughter, Molly, was born with Cerebral Palsy and recently had surgery on her left arm to increase …

September

Cheryl Farthing

Cheryl Farthing’s 15-year-old son, Charlie, has Down Syndrome and a very rare genetic disorder called pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy. A complication during …

June

June

Tairawhiti Connext Charitable Trust

Tairawhiti Connext Charitable Trust have received $2,000.00 to purchase science resource kits as part of its House of Science programme, …

June

Rochelle Pratt

Rochelle Pratt’s daughter, Abigail, has an obsessive-compulsive disorder meaning it is very difficult for her to participate in day to …

June

Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club Incorporated

Nelson Surf Lifesaving Club patrols at Tahunanui Beach and operate a search and rescue squad for fast response to emergencies …

June

Creative Kids Trust Board

Creative Kids Trust is a non-profit charity that offers various arts therapies to children with differences. It received $4,105.00 to …

June

Nikki Wilson (on behalf of Stevie Jensen)

Stevie Jensen is a blind and deaf athlete who will be competing in the Tauranga Half Marathon and Rotorua Full …

June

Rotorua Community Hospice Trust

Rotorua Community Hospice provides 24/7 care and support for anyone with a life-limiting condition or a terminal illness, so that …

June

Natasha Lydiard

Natasha Lydiard’s nine-month-old baby, Harry, has faced multiple life-threatening episodes where he has stopped breathing, meaning that he must have …

June

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated

Blue Light Ventures Incorporated, in partnership with TV Fishing celebrity and Blue Light Patron, Graeme Sinclair, run twelve Kids Gone …

June

Nikki Anderson

Nikki Anderson’s nine-year-old daughter, Roxy, has multiple pterygium syndrome which is a physical disability that restricts her from riding a …

June

Wellington Municipal Croquet Club

Wellington Municipal Croquet Club wants to promote the game of croquet in a fair, spirited, friendly and competitive manner to …

June

Boyle Village Conservation Group

Boyle Village Conservation Group will be rebaiting its Goodnature traps in October 2019, as part of its involvement in regenerating …

June

Lemonwood Grove School

Lemonwood Grove School opened in 2017 and hope to provide an environment full of possibilities where its students connect and …

June

Christchurch Group NZ Riding for the Disabled Association

Christchurch Group NZ Riding for the Disabled Association offer horse riding to children or adults whose disability limits their quality …

June

Cat Rescue Christchurch Charitable Trust

Cat Rescue Christchurch is the only organisation of its kind being a no-kill cat rescue that focuses on helping unsocialised …

June

Recreate NZ

Recreate NZ provides programmes across Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Christchurch for young people with disabilities. It received $2,836.45 …

June

CCS Disability Action Waikato Inc

CCS Disability Action Waikato Incorporated offer a broad range of support services for disabled people, family and whanau, including a …

June

Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled Assoc Inc

Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled Association teach equestrian skills that are transferable into rehabilitation and training in aspects of daily …

June

Dawn Warrender

Dawn Warrender’s four-year-old son, Isaac, was diagnosed at 6-months-old with microcephaly, a vision impairment and a significant global developmental delay. …

June

Waikato Equitherapy Incorporated

Waikato Equitherapy Incorporated provide horse riding programmes for therapy, education, sport and recreation to children and adults with special needs …

June

Hamilton North School

Hamilton North School caters for students with special needs from ages five to 21. It received $1,341.90 to purchase specific …

June

Red Leap Theatre Charitable Trust Board

Red Leap Theatre Charitable Trust tour nationally, have an extensive world-class education programme and make theatre productions about New Zealand …

June

Emma Lovett

Emma Lovett’s four-year-old son, Reid, has Cerebral Palsy, which affects his legs and ability to walk unaided. The Lovett family …

June

Howick Sea Scout Group

Howick Sea Scout Group specialise in teaching youth how to sail, row, kayak and other on water activities. It received …

June

Eenie Sanders-Swabey

Kerry Sanders’ 9-year-old daughter, Eenie, is an accomplished equestrian and competes despite having Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a condition that …

June

Young Mariners of New Zealand

Akarana Young Mariners is empowering young women through fun, yet safe, learning and development opportunities to grow confidence in sailing, …

June

Heart Kids New Zealand Incorporated

Heart Kids New Zealand Incorporated provide medic bracelets to those born with Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), with a goal to …

June

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust are setting up an office in South Auckland at Vector Wero Whitewater, where it knows there …

June

Ellana Stubbs

Ellana Stubbs’ eight-year-old son, Boston, was born with a brain bleed and has endured many hospital visits including seven operations. …

June

Surf Life Saving Northern Region Incorporated

Surf Life Saving Northern Region works to protect the regions communities in the water, on beaches and along the coastlines. …

June

Houghton’s Bush Presbyterian Camp Charitable Trust

Houghton’s Bush Presbyterian Camp Charitable Trust help provide affordable outdoor and residential camping experiences for school and community groups who …

June

Whakaaro Tahi Community Trust

The Whakaaro Tahi Community Trust works to build essential personal and general life-skills to empower community members, particularly young disadvantaged …

June

Kaitaia and District Age Concern Regional Council Inc

The Kaitaia and District Age Concern Regional Council are taking a group of elderly people from the Far North to …

March

March

Siti Mardhiah

Siti Mardhiah has received a $5,747 grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a modified trike for her 6-year-old son, …

March

Michelle McMutry

Michelle McMutry received a $5,000 contribution towards scoliosis treatment and a new brace for her eight-year-old daughter, Caitlin, who has …

March

Asthma New Zealand

Asthma New Zealand received $1,074 to purchase new tables and chairs to be used by the community at its meetings …

March

Creative Capital Arts Trust

Creative Capital Arts Trust was established in 2011 to facilitate the delivery of key arts events and create a reliable …

March

Riding for the Disabled Wellington

Riding for the Disabled Wellington has received $5,000 to purchase two new therapy horses. Riding for the Disabled is a …

March

Martin Faulkner

Martin Faulkner received $1,000 to purchase an anemometer (wind meter). It will be installed at Pine Harbour Marina to record …

March

Jadie de Smit

Jadie de Smit received a $2,178 grant to help pay for her to attend Outward Bound this year. After going …

March

Waikato Community Hospice Trust

The Waikato Community Hospice Trust has received a $2,578 grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase two oxygen concentrators for …

March

Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled

Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled provide horse riding programmes for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges. These …

March

Youth Encounter Ministries Trust

The Youth Encounter Ministries Trust received $3,280.04 to purchase an additional dirt bike for its Dirt Bike Encounter programme. The …

March

Maungatautari Ecological Trust

The Maungatautari Ecological Trusts mission is to restore a healthy diversity of indigenous plants and wildlife on Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain …

March

Lachlan Islip

The Islip family received $11,280 to purchase a spa pool for their son, Lachlan, who has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne’s …

March

Affinity Gymnastics Academy

Affinity Gymnastics Academy is a community focused gymnastics club established to serve the Selwyn district of Canterbury, New Zealand. The …

March

Delta Community Support Trust

Delta Community Support Trust received $970.73 to purchase and install a car seat and restraint anchor points in its van. …

March

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand

The Epilepsy Association of New Zealand helps and supports the 48,000 Kiwis living with epilepsy, and their families. It has …

March

Taumarunui Squash Rackets Club

Taumarunui Squash Rackets Club received $2,311.60 to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and wall box. It is a small …

March

Whakamarama School

Whakamarama School received $945.05 to purchase carpentry tools to support teaching and learning through play. The children will develop many …

March

Live for More Charitable Trust

Live for More Charitable Trust received $5,000 to purchase surf boards, wet suits and other surfing equipment for its Tai …

March

Hamilton North School

Hamilton North School caters for students with special needs from 5 to 21 years of age. It received $398 to …

March

Anderson Bay

Anderson Bay received $1,500 to purchase and install an awning to keep children dry while playing outside. The school takes …

March

Bellevue School (Newlands)

Bellevue School (Newlands) received $3,976 towards covering the cost of transporting its students to swimming lessons by bus. The school …

March

Goldfields School

Goldfields School in Paeroa provides special needs education for students aged five to 21. In recent years it has seen …

March

Lake Taupo Hospice Trust

Lake Taupo Hospice Trust received $1,534 to purchase a lawn mower and utility cart to continue the maintenance of its …

March

Laingholm Primary

Laingholm Primary has introduced a bike programme to teach its students to ride bikes safely and with confidence. The school …

March

Central North Island Kindergarten Trust – Fordlands Kindergarten

The Central North Island Kindergarten Trust has received $2,051 to replace the carpet under its kai table at Fordlands Kindergarten …

March

Central North Island Kindergarten Trust – Ngātea Kindergarten

The Central North Island Kindergarten Trust has received $2,000 to purchase outdoor wooden art easels and new water troughs for …

March

Awakeri Playcentre

Awakeri Playcentre received $2,992 to purchase new play equipment including animal finger puppets and Maori performing arts costumes. The Playcentre …

March

Sowers Trust

Sowers Trust works alongside young people and their families in East Auckland and parts of South Auckland to empower and …

March

Stacey Gerritsen

Stacey Gerritsen received $4,470 to purchase a specialised recumbent bike for her daughter. Megan Gerritsen has a rare metabolic condition …

March

Manukorihi Intermediate School

Manukorihi Intermediate School received $3,311 to purchase ottomans in a variety of fun shapes and colours for its library. The …

March

Manawahe Eco Trust

The Manawahe Eco Trust was formed to manage and enhance the biodiversity between Lake Rotoma and the sea at Matata, …

March

Monique Cherrington

Monique Cherrington’s seven-year-old son, Kiarn, was born with Spina Bifada. He can walk and even run short distances with the …

March

Beach Haven Scout Group

Beach Haven Scout Group on Auckland’s North Shore are taking a troop of 36 scouts and seven leaders to the …

2018

September

September

No 19 (Auckland) Squadron Air Training Corps

The No. 19 Squadron Air Training Corps provides training to those wanting to become cadets, offering courses on everything from …

September

Marist Primary

Each year Marist Primary is part of the Eden Albert Cultural Festival, giving children the opportunity to build confidence, character …

September

Howick Sea Scouts

Every year SCOUTS New Zealand helps 16,000 young people across the country enjoy new adventures from experiencing the outdoors to …

September

Ethan Frantz

11-year-old Ethan Frantz was diagnosed with a development delay after his teacher and family noticed he was having difficulty listening. …

September

Child Abuse Prevention Foundation

The Child Abuse Prevention Foundation has received $10,000 to buy and gift wrap Christmas presents for 1000 children in need. …

September

TYLA Trust

The TYLA Trust, based in Otara, received $3,005 to purchase plants and equipment to make an organic garden. TYLA works …

September

The Touch Compass Trust Dance Board

The Touch Compass Trust Dance Board challenges perceptions about what performance is and who can do it, creating experiences for …

September

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

The Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust received $9,165.10 to purchase new boogie boards, masks, snorkels, and photography equipment for their …

September

Massey Matters Incorporated

Massey Matters Incorporated received $956.87 to transform underutilised public gardens and spaces into edible and medicinal gardens for the community …

September

Barnados New Zealand Incorporated

Barnados is New Zealand’s leading children’s charity that works to provide social support services to vulnerable children and families and …

September

St Mary’s College Board of Trustees

St Mary’s College received $391.30 to purchase a lacrosse goal to be used by its seven lacrosse teams. St Mary’s …

September

Surf Life Saving Northern Region Incorporated

Surf Life Saving Northern Region Incorporated received $2,506 to purchase a satellite phone for one of its surf rescue vehicles, …

September

Toby Wilson

The Wilson family from Tauranga received $6,903.99 to purchase a specialised trike to support their 3-year-old son Toby who was …

September

Kate Harris-Clarke

10-year-old Jack lives with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, meaning he is non-verbal, absconds, has sensory issues and struggles to conform in …

September

Summit Road Society Incorporated

Summit Road Society Incorporated received $1,505 to purchase 100 possum traps for the Ohinetahi Bush Reserve. The 150-hectare Reserve is …

September

Waipukurau Little Theatre Incorporated

Waipukurau Little Theatre Incorporated received $3,100 to increase the quality of its theatre performances for the whole community to enjoy. …

September

Horiana Robin

Hastings resident Horiana Robin received $3,138.99 to purchase a customised trike for her 20-year-old autistic son, Ihakara. The severity of …

September

Turitea Child Care Centre Incorporated

Turitea Childcare Centre is situated in a semi-rural setting within the Ag Research Grasslands site in Palmerston North. The centre …

September

Te Kōhanga Reo o Āniwaniwa

Kaitaia based, early childcare centre, Te Kōhanga Reo o Āniwaniwa, received $3220.00 to purchase 14 new child restraints for the …

September

South Otago Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated

The South Otago Free Kindergarten Association Incorporated received $606.20 to purchase carpentry equipment to set up the outside technology area …

September

Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust

The Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust received $3,188 to help bring a programme of Maori and Pasifika work to the …

September

Taranaki Adult Literacy Services Incorporated

The Taranaki Adult Literacy Services Incorporated is a not-for-profit charitable organisation based in New Plymouth that provides free adult literacy …

September

Merrilands Kindergarten

Merrilands Kindergarten in New Plymouth received $3,959 to purchase wet weather gear so its children can enjoy outdoor activities all …

September

Opunake Districts Rest Home Trust

The Opunake Districts Rest Home Trust received $1,147.50 to allow six of its staff members to attend a full-day, comprehensive …

September

Tutaki Youth Incorporated Trust

The Tutaki Youth Incorporated Trust is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation in Stratford that provides a facility with cultural, education, physical, …

September

Leanne Foote

The Foote family from Hamilton received $7,429.55 towards an adaptive trike for their special needs daughter, McKenna. McKenna has Angelman …

September

Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust

The Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust has received $5,000 to buy ten satellite trackers for Pacific Golden Plovers The Plovers population …

September

The Bush Tramway Club

The Bush Tramway Club was founded in 1965 to preserve equipment from New Zealand’s former bush tramways and light industrial …

September

Masterton Family Education and Support Centre Incorporated

The Masterton Family Education and Support Centre Incorporated cares for at-risk children by providing early intervention, education and support for …

September

Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust

The Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust received $1,649 to purchase a water pump for the barista coffee machine in its …

September

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People received $16,000 to purchase eight puppies to be trained and placed with hearing impaired people. …

September

Dargaville Community Development Board

The Dargaville Community Development Board is hosting an Education and Employment Expo for local community members to talk face-to-face with …

September

Peninsula Playcentre

Peninsula Playcentre received $3,161.80 to purchase new seating, cushions and a SafeSpace Cosy House for the children to enjoy. The …

September

Thomas Morrison

10-year-old Thomas has a rare form of muscular dystrophy which means he has low muscle tone and bone density. Swimming …

September

Wanganui Toy Library

The children at Wanganui Toy Library will enjoy new puzzles and toys after the organisation received $1,004.15 from the Mazda …

June

June

Diana Weavers

Diana Weaver’s son, Taurima Rongo, lives with an extremely rare genetic condition that has resulted in significant health problems and …

June

Donna Bedford

Donna Bedford received $3,000 to go towards fundraising for Assistance Dogs New Zealand after it provided her son Tom, who …

June

Ellerslie Toy Library

With increased screen time and more pressure on children to be in structured activities, the Ellerslie Toy Library has recognised …

June

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust

The Big Buddy Mentoring Trust finds kind-hearted mentors or ‘Big Buddies’ to partner with fatherless boys or ‘Little Buddies’ aged …

June

All Saints Birkenhead Scout Group

The All Saints Birkenhead Scout Group received $3,384 to purchase a heavy-duty trailer to transport tents and equipment to camps …

June

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust received $1,500 to allow 40 students and their teachers from Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see …

June

Jane Peoples

Jane Peoples received $4,000 to support her friend Milly with the cost of private speech lessons for her autistic son, …

June

Siobhan Allen

Last year the Mazda Foundation helped Blenheim resident Georgie receive a life changing surgery called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at the …

June

The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand

The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand received $10,000 to help run Camp Twitch – a camp for children living with …

June

Tai Tapu Playcentre

Tai Tapu Playcentre received $3,605.25 to build an outdoor carpentry play space. The playcentre is the only non-profit early childhood …

June

Christchurch Symphony Trust

The Christchurch Symphony Trust received $600 to transport high school students to the Christchurch Secondary Schools’ Orchestra Festival: Orchestras On …

June

Waitākiri Primary School

Waitākiri Primary School received $1,944.97 towards developing its robotics and coding programmes, providing enhanced learning opportunities to its students. The …

June

Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Good Night, Sleep Tight was founded in 2016 to distribute winter bedding and sleepwear to children in need. The organisation …

June

Leithfield School

Leithfield School received $2,000 to repair the school pool, which is regularly used and enjoyed by the students and wider …

June

Beckenham Friendship Club

The Beckenham Friendship club was formed in 1987 as a social group for elderly citizens living in the South Christchurch …

June

Affinity Gymnastics Academy

Affinity Gymnastics Academy received $5,884 to purchase gymnastics equipment including a vault run, vault table and springboard. The new equipment …

June

Scouts Coastal Otago Zone

Scouts Coastal Otago Zone received $1,064 to assist with the cost of making a World Trade Game for its youth …

June

Concord Kindergarten

Concord Kindergarten received $3,200 to purchase educational materials including puzzles, animal figurines and toy vehicles. The educational toys will help …

June

Wellington Riding for the Disabled

Wellington Riding for the Disabled provides therapeutic horse-riding programmes for individuals and groups of all ages. It received $5,351 to …

June

Paremata Playcentre

Paremata Playcentre received $500 to update its music and movement equipment and replace broken and worn out instruments. Music can …

June

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

The New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education provides child specialist education classes to help gifted children develop their talents and …

June

Young and Hungry Arts Trust

The Young and Hungry Arts Trust received $1,107.45 to purchase furniture to make the rehearsal space for its new project, …

June

Gisborne Homeschool Group

The Gisborne Homeschool Group received $2,828 to help fund venue hire and equipment for its drama club’s performance of Peter …

June

West Coast Riding for the Disabled

West Coast Riding for the Disabled received $9,821 to purchase an Equine Massage System to keep its seven horses in …

June

Cambridge Repertory Society

The Cambridge Repertory Society is an amateur dramatic society that encourages youth participation in productions whether on stage or behind …

June

Tamera Matene

Tamera Matene, a dancer from Stratford, has been given the opportunity to travel to the United States and learn from …

June

Pukekura Kindergarten

Pukekura Kindergarten received $1,000 to purchase three new tables for the children to use to explore their creativity and learn …

June

Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve

Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve contains over 126 native species, including at least 13 types of native or endemic birds, scores …

June

Tania McQueen-Davies

Tania McQueen-Davies, a teacher at a low decile high school in the Tararua District, received $2,000 to purchase toiletries for …

June

Riverdale School

Riverdale School received $1,348 to purchase eco-friendly garden beds for their Green Team. The Green Team is made up of …

June

Hamilton North School

Hamilton North School received $4,854.14 to purchase an adaptive trike for the junior school. The school specialises in caring for …

June

Hamilton North School – Thomas

Hamilton North School received $293.25 to purchase a home therapy Airex mat to assist one of its students. Thomas was …

June

Hamilton North School – Austin

Hamilton North School received $161 to purchase a prone wedge for Austin, a student at the school. Austin has global …

June

Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust

The Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust received $4,200 for its pest eradication programme as part of the restoration of the Mangaiti …

June

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust

The Maungataurari Ecological Island Trust received $2,941.50 to purchase chainsaw equipment for its tree maintenance programme. The sanctuary is home …

June

Central Kids Ngatea Kindergarten

Central Kids Ngatea Kindergarten received $590 to purchase wet weather gear for the children to use as part of its …

June

Waterloo Playcentre

The children at Waterloo Playcentre love to bake, so the playcentre received $1,800 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase an …

June

Waikato River Trails Trust

The Waikato River Trails Trust received $2,420 to purchase equipment to clear areas covered in weeds so that it can …

June

Mapura Studios

Mapura Studios in Auckland is a creative space that offers visual arts and arts therapy programmes for people living with …

June

Marton and District Pipe Band

The Marton and District Pipe Band received $1,560 to purchase shirts and ties for their uniform. The band’s mission is …

March

March

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

The Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust train dogs to assist people living with disability. It received $3,936 to purchase new equipment, …

March

Sowers Trust

Sowers Trust has received $612.92 to purchase a marquee to host fun days and other events. The trust encourages and …

March

Brainwave Trust Aotearoa

The Brainwave Trust Aotearoa reviews and shares the latest scientific findings on child brain development with parents, teachers and social …

March

Indian Ink Trust

The Indian Ink Trust has received $3,000 to purchase 200 tickets for students to attend its show, ‘Mrs Krishnan’s Party’. …

March

Gabriela Evans

Gabriela Evans has received $5,000 towards a Masters Degree in Audiology, that will enable her to pursue a career as …

March

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust has received $1,500 to allow 40 students and teachers from Kelston Deaf Education Centre to see …

March

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

The Auckland Performing Arts Centre hosts an array of arts focussed classes in the Auckland region – from dance and …

March

Auckland & District Pipe Band

The Auckland & District Pipe Band has been providing musical entertainment to people, both nationally and internationally, for nearly 90 …

March

Pablos Art Studios

Pablos Art Studios was established to provide creative, mental health support to the Wellington community. Art is one of the …

March

Age Concern New Zealand

Age Concern New Zealand has received $799 to purchase a professional digital camera for its self-sustaining photography project. The camera …

March

Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre

Brookfield Outdoor Education Centre, owned by Scouts New Zealand, has received $5,199.90 to purchase 10 kayaks. Scouts New Zealand offer …

March

Jack Tetley

Jack Tetley, a 13-year-old with a passion for ocean conservation, has received $8,500 to fund his attendance at the Trust …

March

Share a Pair NZ

Share a Pair NZ was founded in 2017 by Palmerston North teen, Maddison McQueen-Davies, to help less fortunate families provide their …

March

Wildlife Foxton Trust

Wildlife Foxton Trust has received $3,142.72 to purchase 24 Marine Metre Squared kits, teacher resources and activity books. The trust …

March

Sarah Hansen

Sarah Hansen has received $12,644.25 for an electric attachment for her manual wheelchair. Sarah has Cerebral Palsy and is the …

March

Kidz Need Dadz Charitable Trust

Kidz Need Dadz is a charitable organisation focussed on engaging fathers to interact, teach and play with their children. They …

March

Andersons Bay Community Kindergarten

Andersons Bay Community Kindergarten has received $567.90 to purchase a rain water collection system. The kindergarten has a strong focus …

March

Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre

Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre has received $1,000 to purchase a new swing shed. The centre upgraded its outdoor area …

March

Palmerston Playcentre

Palmerston Playcentre has received $640 to purchase a year’s supply of printer ink. The playcentre provides a range of play-based …

March

Makoura Community Early Childhood Centre

Makoura Community Early Childhood Centre is a community based, not for profit organisation, that works in conjunction with the Teen …

March

Ellen Mullany

Ellen Mullany, and her son Kaiden received $3,300 to purchase a therapy puppy. Seven-year-old Kaiden has been diagnosed with Autism …

March

Tauranga Riding for the Disabled

Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled has received $1,448.98 to purchase equipment for its horses. The grant will go towards …

March

Wairakei Kindergarten

Wairakei Kindergarten has received $2,160.94 to replace old, worn out safety mats. The kindergarten provides children with the opportunity to …

March

Brooklands Kindergarten

Brooklands Kindergarten provide high quality, low cost learning to children from low income homes. They received $1,233 to purchase a …

March

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti is a full immersion Te Reo Māori early childhood centre that encourages children to …

March

Renwick Playcentre

Renwick Playcentre has received $6,437.74 to rebuild its playground with new equipment and science supplies. The grant will allow the …

March

Ward School

Ward School has received $554 to purchase 10 Ukuleles to create a Ward Ukulele Orchestra. The recent earthquakes left the …

March

Mikayla McDonald

Mikayla McDonald received $5,000 towards Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery for her son, Damin Ching. Damin was diagnosed with Right Side …

March

Ghost Light Theatre

Ghost Light Theatre is an 80-seat black box theatre, that hosts film nights and performances in the Bridge Street Studios …

March

Riverbridge Native Species Trust

Riverbridge Native Species Trust has received $3,762.50 to purchase native plants, shrubs and pest traps for its Wetland Restoration Project. …

March

Southbridge School

Southbridge School has received $1,250 to purchase two Māori Korowai cloaks. The Korowai is a woven garment of traditional materials …

March

Christchurch School of Music

Christchurch School of Music has received $2,810 to purchase a set of music stand banners. The banners, which hang over …

March

Pandemonium Trust

Pandemonium Trust’s mission is to educate and enthuse school children about music, musical instruments and highlight cultural diversity through music. …

March

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre

Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre has received $1,645 to purchase five new car seats. The learning centre works closely with …

March

Lake Tekapo Bright Stars Community Trust

Lake Tekapo Bright Stars Community Trust has received $2,428 to complete funding for a sandpit at its learning centre. The …

March

Taupo Primary School

Taupo Primary School has received $4,000 to purchase a balance beam and a variety of balls. The school is implementing …

2017

September

September

Kahu Youth Trust

The Kahu Youth Trust has received $2,433.40 for ingredients and supplies to run a 7-week cooking class for young people …

September

Tokanui School

The year 3 and 4 classes at Tokanui School has received $650 to fund a self-sustaining beehive. The beehive will …

September

St Gerard’s School

St Gerard’s School has received $1,162.50 to help the school develop its music program and offer its students the opportunity …

September

Balclutha Playcentre

Balclutha Playcentre has received a grant of $799 to purchase a new lap top for the centre. Part of the …

September

Citizens Advice Bureau Napier

The Citizens Advice Bureau has received $2,340.20 which will pay for 15 volunteers from its team to attend a training …

September

WAI The Women’s Art Initiative

WAI is a collective of women making art as a response to experiences of violence and abuse. They have received …

September

Raising for Raro Kids

Louise Gainford has received $2,500 to purchase classroom supplies for Rarotongan school children. Passionate about offering everyone an equal chance …

September

Autism NZ Inc

Autism New Zealand has received a grant of $9,228 to supply 16 of its branches with educational library resources to …

September

Parihaka Community Landcare

Parihaka Community Landcare in Whangarei has received $1,570 to purchase 100 rat traps and 100 protective wooden covers to enhance …

September

Special Olympics Auckland

Special Olympics Auckland received $3,500 to replace team uniforms to be worn at the 2017 Special Olympics National Summer Games …

September

Julia

Julia received $2,500 to go towards training an assistance dog for her disabled daughter, Olivia. Two years ago, Olivia was …

September

Franklin Family Support Services

Franklin Family Support Services was granted $763.80 to purchase a chest freezer where they will store donated food to give …

September

CUE Haven Community Trust

CUE Haven Community Trust is a community-led group which is restoring a former dairy farm near the Kaipara Harbour, into …

September

Panacea Charitable Trust

Māpura Studios, governed by the Panacea Arts Charitable Trust, is a creative space offering visual arts and art therapy programmes …

September

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust aims to make top-quality New Zealand theatre accessible to all children and young people, inspiring in …

September

The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust

The New Zealand Dance Company, incorporated as The New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust, is a nationally focused contemporary dance company …

September

Rutherford College

Rutherford College in Te Atatu, Auckland, received $2,443.75 to cover the cost of replacing a table saw and materials for …

September

Park Estate School

Park Estate School in Papakura, Auckland, received $891.60 to purchase musical instruments for students to use in class. Learning a …

September

Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Taranaki Kiwi Trust is a charitable trust working across Taranaki to protect Western Brown Kiwi in the wild. The trust …

September

Ruel Foundation

The Ruel Foundation, based in Tauranga, is a children’s charity organisation, which provides free medical aid to children living in …

September

Papamoa Playcentre

Papamoa Playcentre in the Bay of Plenty, received $1,449 to replace the playcentre’s oven. The current oven at the playcentre …

September

Te Puke Playcentre

Te Puke Playcentre received $2,397.75 to replace a worn-out shade sail which covers the children’s sandpit. The sandpit at the …

September

Hamilton North School

Hamilton North School received a $4,496.50 grant to go towards the installation of two gravity chair seats at the school …

September

Hamilton North Special School

Hamilton North Special School received $2,892.25 to go towards an adaptive trike for an autistic student. 14-year-old, student Carnation Tairakena, …

September

Common Unity Project

Common Unity Project in Lower Hutt, runs a non-profit community enterprise, The Beeple Honey Collective, which cares for New Zealand’s …

September

Little Dog Barking Theatre Charitable

Little Dog Barking Theatre Charitable received $3,000 to cover the cost of live theatre performances for a number of low-decile …

September

Kerry Simmons

Kerry Simmons received $2,000 towards life-changing surgery for her three-year-old son Hugo, who lives with Cerebral Palsy. Hugo Simmons from …

September

Alana Sagar

Alana Sagar from Blenheim received $2,000 towards the research of Pallister Killian Syndrome (PKS) an extremely rare disease which affects …

September

Creative Kids

More than 50 young children in the Marlborough region will benefit from a $10,000 grant made to non-profit organisation Creative …

September

Diane Williams

Christchurch resident Diane Williams received $12,000 for an electronic power chair designed specially for international wheelchair soccer competitions. After suffering …

September

SPAN Charitable Trust – Operating as SkillWise

SPAN Charitable Trust is a Christchurch-based organisation which supports over 180 intellectually-disabled adults to achieve independence and encourage participation in …

September

ParaFed Canterbury

ParaFed Canterbury provides sport and recreational opportunities to people living with physical disabilities in the Canterbury Region. They received funding …

September

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, in the Waikato, received $2,699 to purchase a new projector used for educational sessions. The trust …

September

Firth Primary School

Firth Primary School, in Matamata, received $230 to purchase Taiaha Sticks to use for Kapa Haka practises and performances. The …

September

Masina Boatwright

Masina and her 11-year-old son, Judge Boatwright, have received $2,719 to purchase a specialised trike. Judge has down syndrome among …

June

June

Reece Waters

Seventeen-year old Auckland student Reece Waters, who has type 1 diabetes, received $5,060 to replace his insulin pump. As a …

June

Discovery Foundation

The Discovery Foundation received $1,816.97 for a new laptop and software to help extend its programmes to include primary aged …

June

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust received $1,500 to take 40 children from Kelston Deaf Education Centre to a sign language interpreted …

June

Kramer Hoeflich

Auckland’s Kramer Hoeflich, who was left disabled after an accident five years ago, received $2,743.97 to purchase a new laptop …

June

Graham Rusbatch

Tarana Hanif Munmun, a 20-year-old student who is confined to a wheelchair, has received $3,500 to lend her a financial …

June

Kaukapakapa School

Kaukapakapa School received $1,100 to purchase 25 ukuleles for music lessons and class performances. These instruments will encourage student’s creativity …

June

Delta Community Support Trust

The Christchurch-based trust is dedicated to providing low income and disadvantaged people with life skills to help increase their quality …

June

Marlborough Riding for the Disabled

Marlborough Riding for the Disabled received $700 to purchase a new oven for its staff room. The non-profit organisation gives …

June

Deaf Aotearoa Holdings Ltd

Deaf Aotearoa received $5,272.08 to purchase 12 video cameras, tripods and memory cards to produce videos that translate everything from …

June

Waihopai Playcentre

Waihopai Playcentre in Invercargill has received $937.25 to fund new equipment for its science and environment area to encourage children …

June

Our Hut Hall Taha Kopa

Our Hut – Tahakopa is a much-loved community space in the Catlins and it has received $499.52 to go towards …

June

Pandemonium

Pandemonium, a non-profit group based in Christchurch, aims to educate youth about music, musical instruments and the history of music. …

June

Waikato Community Hospice Trust

Hamilton-based Waikato Community Hospice Trust offers a free home support service for patients in Hamilton, Cambridge and Ngaruawahia. It received …

June

Hamilton North School

Hamilton North School student Bree Wharehoka, who suffers from a rare neurological disorder, has received a $4,827.70 grant towards a …

June

Whitby Toy Library

Whitby Toy Library has received $920.59 to replace toys that have become unsafe and outdated. The toy library provides toys …

June

St James Sea Scouts Group

Wellington’s St James Sea Scouts have received $1886.00 to purchase new spinnaker sails for two of their new custom-built boats. …

June

Kaiden Farmer

A Nelson family has received $3,000 towards purchasing a trike for 10-year-old Kaiden Farmer. Kaiden was born with a chromosomal …

June

Shannon & Districts Playcentre Inc

Shannon & Districts Playcentre has received $1,038.75 to educate children about music and the arts. The grant will allow the …

June

Central North Island Kindergarten Trust

Central North Island Kindergarten Trust has received $2,000 to help transform Tairua Kindergarten’s grounds into a sustainable learning environment. Their …

June

Rotorua SPCA

The Rotorua SPCA has received $242.61 to go towards purchasing a microchip scanner that will enable them to identify lost …

June

Greta Valley Village Residents Association

Greta Valley Village residents in North Canterbury received $2,500 to help transform the Tipapa Stream Reserve into a thriving recreational …

June

The Boyle Village Conservation Group

The Boyle Village Conservation Group in Canterbury received $3,167.50 to buy pest traps to help complete an important phase in …

June

Charlie McKendry

Six-year-old Auckland boy Charlie McKendry received $4,301 for his very own specialised sports buggy. Charlie is a quadriplegic with cerebral …

June

Project Jonah

Environmental group Project Jonah, received $549 to purchase a camera to document the emergency aid they provide to stranded and …

June

Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga

Youth Search and Rescue Tauranga, a volunteer organisation that equips youths with skills to navigate New Zealand’s outdoor environment, has …

June

The Northland Golf Club

The Save the Kereru project at the Northland Golf Club has received $9,852.55 to plant native plants and shrubs around …

June

Georgina Allen

Six-year-old Georgina Allen and her family have received $2,000 towards life changing surgery in the US that will dramatically improve …

June

The Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ

The Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ received $5,727 to purchase two trikes for its getOnYourTrike programme. The programme gives children …

March

March

Young and Hungry Arts Trust

Young and Hungry Arts Trust received $355 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a GPS navigational system and portable speakers …

March

Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Surf Life Saving Northern Region received $523.25 to replace four safety helmets for its lifeguards, who often operate in extreme …

March

Whangarei Primary School

A key part of Whangarei Primary School’s focus is to teach students the principles of tikanga Māori, which the children …

March

Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled

Tauranga District Riding for the Disabled provides a unique form of therapy called ‘Hippotherapy’ (Hippo meaning horse), which includes riding, …

March

Safe Surfer

Safe Surfer, a Bay of Plenty organisation dedicated to educating children about cyber safety, received $2,000 to create a kid’s …

March

Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled

Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled received $816 to purchase new jump stands to be used to take riders to the …

March

Lisa Jessop

Lisa Jessop from Hamilton requires driving lessons so she can get her driver’s licence to transport her three-year-old daughter, Anita, …

March

Auckland & District Pipe Band

The Auckland & District Pipe Band received $2,442 for acoustic panelling to help improve the quality of its rehearsal space …

March

The Actors’ Program

The Actors’ Program, a central Auckland course run by some of New Zealand’s top actors and teachers, has received $3,394 …

March

The No.19 Squadron Air Training Corps

The No.19 Squadron Air Training Corps from Point Chevalier in Auckland received $2,299.99 to purchase 10 Macpac rain jackets as …

March

Sebastian Bray

Two-year-old Sebastian Bray from Auckland lives with Down Syndrome, which affects his ability to process audio tones, delaying his speech …

March

Coversham Toy Library

Coversham Toy Library in Dunedin received $944.66 to purchase a range of sensory and toddler music toys, to provide children …

March

The Spinal Cord Society New Zealand

The Spinal Cord Society New Zealand received $1,782 to purchase office supplies to continue their work to discover a cure …

March

Jason Matthews

Auckland resident, Jason Matthews, received $6,000 this funding round, following a special grant of $10,000 in 2016, to continue his …

March

Makoura Community Early childhood centre

Makoura Community Early childhood centre in Masterton received $991.43 to purchase new outdoor resources for their children’s learning. The not-for-profit …

March

Stratford Parents Centre

Stratford Parents Centre received $381.97 towards buying art supplies for children who attend their playgroups to learn with and enjoy. …

March

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust

Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust received $2,244.93 to fund chain reaction collars and mushroom push buttons for the training of mobility …

March

Anna Lavender

11-year-old Mikey Lavender from Christchurch, who has Downs Syndrome, received $1,399 funding from the Mazda Foundation for a specialised Trike. …

March

Sandra Poff

Rorie Poff from Christchurch, who suffers from Severe Haemophilia and Cerebral Palsy, received $2,414 funding to purchase a trike to …

March

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, who performs to more than 120,000 people a year, has received $982 towards music hire for …

March

Robofest Christchurch

Robofest is a Lego robotic competition where Christchurch primary schools’ robotic teams come together to compete in robotic challenges. Robofest …

March

Russley School

Russley School incorporates Lego and robots in their schooling to encourage students to learn the basics of robot programming using …

March

Bikers Against Child Abuse Canterbury

Bikers Against Child Abuse Canterbury received $460 funding towards vests and backpacks (filled with colouring books, pencils and teddy bears), …

March

The Operating Theatre Trust

Takapuna’s Operating Theatre Trust has received $1,500 for a project to stage two special sign language performances of The Great …

March

Bayview Primary School

The “Bee Boys” from Bayview School received a $2,105.68 grant to set up a beehive for their school. The Bee …

March

North Rodney Blue Light Ventures

North Rodney Blue Light Ventures has received $1,528.90 to purchase 30 branded tops for volunteers to wear at their Blue …

March

Dingle Foundation Canterbury

Hornby High School students have received a $3,000 grant to replant an area of native bush that was destroyed in …

March

New Zealand Conservation Trust

The New Zealand Conservation Trust Kiwi Breeding Centre in Christchurch received $3,704 to replace vinyl flooring and purchase an instant …

March

Life Education Trust

The Life Education Trust Rodney has received $7,940 to purchase 6,300 workbooks to help children learn about everything from self-esteem …

2016

September

September

Sam Davy

Seven-year-old Sam Davy is one of only two children in New Zealand born with a rare condition known as MMIHS. …

September

Sarah Holten

West Harbour resident Sarah Holten, suffers from Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder which affects her ability to speak, walk and …

September

Aotea Sea Scout Group

The Aotea Sea Scouts provide out of school education and fun learning activities for children aged 6-18. The organisation teaches …

September

Cool Bananas Youthwork Trust

Cool Bananas works to positively impact youth in the community through their in-school programs that run in 16 primary schools …

September

Buller’s BHS Robotics Club

The Robotics Club at Buller High School is a group of 20 students who attend four competitions around New Zealand …

September

Hospice Waikato

Hospice Waikato received $3,670 to contribute to the purchase of four power lift chairs to help provide comfort and quality …

September

Fielding Playcentre

A $975 grant from the Mazda Foundation means the Fielding Playcentre is able to purchase taps and other plumbing fittings …

September

Regal Rover Scout Crew

Regal Rover Scout Crew received $3,599 to purchase four tents for use on camping trips and outdoor projects. The new …

September

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa was gifted $2,856 to purchase a new computer as part of an upgrade of its IT equipment. …

September

Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust

Porirua’s Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust received $1,246 to purchase two sets of bongos, a crash cymbal and a key xylophone …

September

Leeston Playcentre

Leeston Playcentre, in the small rural town of Leeston, has been awarded $1,263 for the purchase of wooden toys for …

September

Casa Dei Bambini Foundation School

Casa Dei Bambini Foundation School received $616 to replace essential pieces of educational equipment – a set of Geometric Solids …

September

Gianni van Niekerk

Gianni van Niekerk from Botany Downs was born with Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy, which results in her having limited use of …

September

Waitakere Japanese Supplementary School

Waitakere Japanese Supplementary School (WJSS) is a not-for-profit, after-school programme for children who have migrated from Japan, or have Japanese …

September

Motutapu Restoration Trust

The Motutapu Restoration Trust have been working for over 21 years to restore the natural and cultural landscape of Motutapu …

September

The Operating Theatre Trust

The Operating Theatre Trust aims to create and make top-quality New Zealand theatre accessible to all children and young people, …

September

Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Northern lifeguards carried out 659 rescues, 153 searches, 769 first aid treatments and 37,673 preventative actions over the 2014/15 season, …

September

Melville High School

Hamilton’s Melville High School received $3,043 to purchase a defibrillator for use in an emergency. The school has two students …

September

Highland Home Christian Camp

Highland Home Christian Camp in Ashhurst received $4,339 to buy 10 new BMX bikes and helmets for children who attend …

September

Manawatu Multiple Sclerosis Society

Receiving $500 from the Mazda Foundation will mean the Manawatu Multiple Sclerosis Society can purchase a data projector to help …

September

Wellington City MenzShed

Wellington City MenzShed received $2000 to replace stolen tools, enabling them to continue to create and repair toys and furniture …

September

1st Wainuiomata Scout Group

With the national Scout Jamboree coming up over the New Year, 1st Wainuiomata Scout Group received $2,771 funding to go …

September

The Portobello Broad Bay Playcentre

The Portobello Broad Bay Playcentre, located halfway along the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, received $1,973 to purchase new musical instruments …

September

Rosebank Kindergarten

Rosebank Kindergarten in South Otago received $1,000 to fit out its technology room with children’s furniture. The Kindergarten believes learning …

June

June

Napier Women’s Refuge Inc.

Napier Women’s Refugee Inc received $2,658 to purchase a new computer for the Refuge House to replace the current one …

June

St Joseph’s Primary School

St Joseph’s Primary School in Opunake received $810 to purchase a set of 20 ukuleles to be used by year …

June

Christchurch School of Music

The Christchurch School of Music received $5,792 to purchase violin and cello cases needed to protect their instruments when moving …

June

Lisa Thompson

Lisa Thompson of Paraparaumu lives with tinnitus, a condition which has left her with permanent ringing ears, as well as …

June

Bruce McLaren Intermediate School

Bruce McLaren School received $4,071 to purchase scroll saws, drills, batteries and a class set of earmuffs for students to …

June

Mobility Assistance Dogs

Mobility Assistance Dogs in Henderson received $1,609 to purchase 10 dog crates for transporting mobility dogs to members of the …

June

Bellevue School

Bellevue School in Wellington received $1,925 to provide buses to transport the whole school to water safety education at Lyall …

June

Damian Duffy

Wellington resident, Damian Duffy lives with Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscle condition which impacts his mobility, energy levels and lifespan. …

June

The Common Unity Project

The Common Unity Project received $5,635 towards equipment for the Beeple Honey Collective which aims to educate people on the …

June

Warkworth Playcentre

Warkworth Playcentre, received $1,124 to purchase equipment to construct a Discovery Zone. The Zone will foster investigative and creative learning …

June

Zaina Almesfer

20-year-old Zaina Almesfer from Whitford, Auckland lives with Angelman Syndrome, a non-progressive neurogenic disorder that affects her intellectual ability, speech, …

June

Edgecumbe Playcentre

Edgecumbe Playcentre received $1,188 to update their imaginative play and dress up area with costumes, face paint and brushes. The …

June

Headway Brain Injury Association

Headway Brain Injury Association in Mount Maunganui received $1,299 to replace their broken desktop computer. This essential tool enables the …

June

The House of Science in Tauranga

The House of Science in Tauranga aim to get all children involved and interested in science by offering innovative and …

June

Maihiihi Playcentre

Maihiihi Playcentre were given $1,295 towards a special landing mat for babies, which will encourage them to play, communicate and …

June

Country Kidz

Tirohanga based playcentre, Country Kidz received $638 to purchase wet weather gear for the staff, enabling them to explore the …

June

Tairua Environment Society Inc.

Tairua Environment Society Inc., received $530 to purchase a high-torque battery powered drill to help landowners in TeKaro Bay clear …

June

Alzheimers Waikato

Alzheimers Waikato received $2,539 to purchase two laptops for use in education sessions aimed at building awareness around the debilitating …

June

The Hearing Association Hamilton & Districts Branch

The Hearing Association Hamilton & Districts Branch received $2,000 to purchase two digital Maxi Listening Devices to increase sound levels …

June

Youthline

Due to demand for localised support for youth in the North Auckland area, Youthline recently opened a community centre in …

June

Māpura Studios

Māpura Studios, governed by the Panacea Arts Charitable Trust is a creative space offering visual arts and art therapy programmes …

June

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf

Headland Sculpture on the Gulf is New Zealand’s premier outdoor sculpture exhibition, presenting significant new contemporary sculptural works to the …

June

Whangarei District Brass

The Whangarei District Brass band received $3,640 to purchase 40 hats to be worn at marching and outdoor performances in …

March

March

Losalini Hardford

Stroke victim Losi, sought financial assistance towards a special needs bicycle to help her train towards her goal of participating …

March

Marina Tvrdeich

Marina Tvrdeich received $6,050 to pay for tuition, a laptop and an iPad for her son, Danijel Tvrdeich-Kasum, who has …

March

Alzheimers Society (Manawatu)

The Alzheimers Society in Palmerston North is a charitable community organisation which supports people affected by dementia. They received $4,962.25 …

March

The Scout Association of New Zealand

Orakei Sea Scouts received $1,000 to put towards purchasing a cutter sailing vessel, to help young people develop their sea …

March

NZ Blue Light Ventures

NZ Blue Light received $3,450 to purchase 2,000 fishing hand lines to use at their family fishing days. The community …

March

Waikato Community Hospice Trust

Hospice Waikato received $2,098 to purchase two bike racks for staff, patient visitors and family members cycling to the centre. …

March

Boyle Village Conservation Group

Boyle Village Conservation Group, received $2,242.67 to replace lure and CO2 canisters for predator traps, used to protect the native …

March

Konini School

Konini School received $2,305.92 to purchase 386 native plants to restore a large bush block at the back of the …

March

Otaki Montessori Pre School

Otaki Montessori Preschool received $514.28 to purchase Te Reo and Maori cultural resources to use in the classroom. Currently the …

March

Hamilton North Special School

Hamilton North Special School, received $4,433.25 to purchase two gravity chairs. 11 children with sensory processing disorders will have access …

March

Tauranga Youth Search & Rescue

Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) received $1,499 to replace their current projector. The organisation recruits and prepares young people …

March

Ashley Playcentre

Ashley Playcentre was granted $2,720 to purchase and install a heat pump. This will ensure the centre is kept at …

March

Hurupaki Primary School

Hurupaki Primary School, received $1,000 to purchase two purpose-built ‘sand and water fun tables,’ to be used in new entrant …

March

Te Puke Playcentre

Te Puke Playcentre received $786.26 to purchase a mix of firefighter, police officer, doctor and nurse costumes, to create an …

March

Bailey Road School

Bailey Road School received $4,750 to purchase Kapa Haka uniforms which include piupius, bodices, skirts and headbands. Several years ago …

March

Redwood school

Redwood School received $1,750 to purchase a set of Piupiu (traditional Maori costume) for their Kapa Haka group. Being a …

March

Waipu Museum

Waipu Heritage Museum preserves and presents the unique Scottish heritage of Waipu, whilst communicating with descendants all over New Zealand …

March

Tauranga Society of Artists

Not for profit organisation, the Tauranga Society of Arts, which provides sessions and workshops for their 200 members, received $6,656.36 …

March

New Zealand Opera Limited

New Zealand Opera Ltd received $3,560 to purchase a new digital camera, lens, and editing software to help develop their …

2015

September

September

Barnardos Georgetown

The Invercargill Early Learning Centre was granted $1,435 to completely revamp their outdoor space by creating a new grass area, vegetable garden and worm farm.

September

Stewart Island Promotion Association

The Association set up Rakiura Artist Residency Project to promote the uniqueness, natural beauty and rich culture of Stewart Island. They received $3,468.40 from the Mazda Foundation to help fund the project.

September

Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue

Tauranga Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) received $2,898 to purchase an emergency and rescue stretcher, a key tool used by students and leaders in their training programme and in real search and rescue operations.

September

Zoe Jennings

Whangarei resident and triplet Zoe Jennings, was granted $17,240.80 to purchase a self-propelling wheelchair to help her with postural autonomic tachycardia syndrome, a type of dysautonomia.

September

Tahakopa Our Hut Committee

Tahakopa Our Hut Committee received $6,188.54 to purchase audio and visual equipment which will be used in a permanent exhibition about Tahakopa Valley’s past, as part of the Our Hut Tahakopa history project.

September

Arohanui Special School

Arohanui Special School were given $6,547.25 to purchase portable play equipment, including balance stairs, a basketball stand, and a trampoline.

September

Piha Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

The busy surf life saving club received $5,175 to purchase six new soft top training boards to be used by their ‘Nippers’ in the Junior Surf programme. The annual programme runs at the start of summer and teaches children how to be surf smart.

September

Whanau Manaaki

Lower Hutt based Kindergarten Whānau Manaaki received $3,132 to purchase a portable microphone, PA system and speaker. The equipment will allow the children to develop their performance skills and will be available to use at community events.

June

June

Assistance Dogs

Waikato based charity Assistance Dogs breed, raise and train dogs to help people with disabilities. They received $5,000 to purchase dog food for a litter of eight puppies completing the training programme.

June

Beach Haven Scout Group

Beach Haven Scout Group encourages the physical, mental and emotional development of young people through outdoor activity. They received $2,574 to purchase six new hike tents to be used by cubs, scouts and venturers at section and group camps.

June

Ignite Sport Trust

Ignite Sport Trust received $2,386 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a high quality data projector to deliver Leadership through Sport programmes to youth.

June

Kaitaia College

Kaitaia College received $1,825 to purchase 25 new tatua (male belt design) and 25 tipare (headband design) to complete the school’s new kapa haka uniforms.

June

North Rodney Blue Light

North Rodney Blue Light received $1,191.98 to purchase thirty branded t-shirts for volunteers to wear at events making them easily identifiable. This is important when dealing with large numbers of youth and children.

June

Northcote Toy Library

Northcote Toy Library received $807 to purchase three ExerSaucers, which will allow babies in the community to remain upright to practise standing, and to play with toys while taking in the action around them.

March

March

Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc.

The Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc.’s ‘Living Waters’ project aims to restore local inland waterways by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs. The community group received $3,339 from the Mazda Foundation to put towards plants, gardening tools and other much needed items.

March

Community Unity Project

The Common Unity Project Aotearoa in Lower Hutt received $3,801.31 to purchase two sewing machines, overlockers and other equipment for its sewing collective. Under the guidance of an experienced volunteer local mums are taught sewing skills, empowering them to clothe their own families while developing skills for potential employment.

March

Christchurch School of Music

Christchurch School of Music (CSM) received $5,837.60 to purchase a digital piano and several sets of violin and cello strings. The school has over 800 students who participate in weekly lessons and a wide range of ensembles including orchestras, wind and percussion ensembles, chamber groups, choirs, and jazz and rock bands.

March

Mathew Read

Mathew Read lives in Feilding with his partner and young son. He received $2,000 towards his trip to Ohio, America where he will represent New Zealand at the World Long Range Target Shooting Championships. He has been selected for the NZ Palma Team and also as the captain of the NZ under 25 team.

March

Te Puke High School

Te Puke High School received $6,460 for ten STELR kits which are part of a science programme designed to educate students about renewable energy. The school aims to include real world situations into all of its junior subject areas, such as sustainability and environmental issues.

March

Totara Park Playcentre

Totara Park Playcentre in Upper Hutt is a parent-led community based family organisation. They were gifted $550 to purchase a science display unit as their current one was over 30 years old and deteriorating fast.

2014

September

September

Recreate NZ

Recreate NZ, which offer a unique range of adventure programs for disabled youth, received $3,000 to purchase a shuttle trailer for their Auckland branch. The trailer will be used to carry participants’ gear to activities organised by the charity, which include camping, white water rafting, and caving.

September

The Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre

The Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre provides rescue, care and rehabilitation for all types of sick and injured birds. It received $1,949.56 to install new blinds in its bird recovery rooms.

September

Addington.net

Addington.net, a community computer centre, received $1,174 to purchase six Scribbler Robots.

September

Goldfields Kindergarten

Goldfields Kindergarten in Otago received $800 to put towards improving its outdoor area with special climbing equipment. The kindergarten provides education and care for children aged six months to five years and encourages learning through play.

September

St Patrick’s Scout Group

St Patrick’s Scout Group received $2,022 to put towards radio and archery equipment for its 60 members to learn from and enjoy. The group has experienced a growth in members recently, meaning resources are stretched.

September

Christchurch School of Music

Christchurch School of Music received $2,331.07 to purchase a sound system which will improve the quality of its shows, including solo performances, recitals and concerts.

June

June

ADHD Association

The ADHD Association received $1,236.71 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a desktop computer to use in the office, as their current one is reaching the end of its life.

June

East Tamaki Primary

East Tamaki Primary School received $1,500 to purchase new, more robust recyclable waste bins with lids and signage to further the school’s quest to become as sustainable as possible.

June

The House of Grace

The House of Grace, a home for pregnant teens, has been gifted $3,800 to purchase a new virtual baby as their current one has recently broken.

June

Maunganui Lifeguard Service

The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service work hard every summer to prevent drownings at Mount Maunganui Beach, Mauao and Tauranga Harbour. It received $6,176 to purchase a new engine for their inflatable rescue boat (IRB) as the current one is over six years old.

June

Sistema Whangarei

Sistema Whangarei – Toi Akorangi is a community-based initiative offering an after school, in-school and holiday orchestral program. The organisation has been granted $6,717 to purchase new instruments for the children.

June

West Coast Riding for the Disabled

West Coast Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a Hokitika based organisation that provides therapeutic horse riding for children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. They have been gifted $8,950 to resurface the riding arena and horse yards.

March

March

Hayley Milliner

Six year old Pukekohe resident, Hayley Milliner, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2010, and a year later, coeliac disease. Hayley’s family have been granted $3,000 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a Continuous Glucose Meter (CGM), which tracks her glucose levels.

March

NZ Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust

NZ Epilepsy Assist Dog Trust – is very deserving of a substantial $15,000, an amount rarely gifted in a single grant.

March

Davarah Williams

The Mazda Foundation helped Matauri Bay individual, Davarah Piheme-Williams, who can now live life on the white sandy beaches surrounding her home thanks to funding to purchase a beach wheelchair.

March

Challenge 2000 Trust

Challenge 2000, a Wellington youth development organisation has received $2,000 to purchase building materials for their program where troubled youth participate in small building projects.

March

Garden to Table Trust

Garden to Table Trust, an environment and educational organisation based in Auckland, has been granted $1,141.85 to purchase a laminator so they could provide laminated recipe cards, along with laminated planting and harvesting guides for each school garden.

March

Stokes Valley Playcentre

Stokes Valley Playcentre and the Foundation for Youth Development has received $1,472.30 to purchase two new landing mats to be placed under swings frames to keep the children safe.

2013

September

September

Clevedon Kindergarten

Clevedon Kindergarten received over $2,100 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a variety of musical equipment to begin a musical area at the Playcentre…

September

Chris Paulin

The Mazda Foundation donated $5,000 to assist a retired marine biologist to share his knowledge with Wellington school children as part of its final round of funding for 2013…

September

Karori Community Centre

Karori Community Centre received approximately $900 to fund new kitchen equipment including a fridge freezer and microwave to help with the centre’s drop-in lunch service…

September

Perry Outdoor Education Trust

St. Clair Surf Lifesaving Club has been awarded $5,000 by the Mazda Foundation to purchase four paddle boards for the Junior club…

September

Touch Compass Dance Trust

The Mazda Foundation donated more than $2,100 to Touch Compass Dance Trust, New Zealand’s only professional dance company…

September

Waipu Surf Life Saving Club

Waipu Cove Surf Live Saving Club received more than $6,000 to purchase a new motor for its inflatable rescue boat (IRB)…

September

Wood Hatton Playcentre

Wood Hatton Playcentre received $1,000 from the Mazda Foundation. The centre is a family focused parent cooperative that provides opportunities for young children to learn and develop, grow and explore together…

June

June

Beanstalk Kindergarten

Beanstalk Kindergarten received $700 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a magnetic polydron set, providing an opportunity for the children to experiment with shapes, space and magnetism…

June

CCS Disability Action Auckland

CCS Disability Action Auckland, an organisation that runs an early intervention service for children with disabilities has been awarded $1,694 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase two iPad 2’s…

June

Hamilton Wanderers Football

Hamilton Wanderers Women’s Football squad have been granted over $2,000 by the Mazda Foundation to purchase tracksuits for the entire squad…

June

Mangawhai Beach School

Mangawhai Beach School has been awarded nearly $1,500 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase an electric guitar, amplifier and sound mixer…

June

Marton Football Club

The Marton Football Club under 10’s have been awarded $1,948.19 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase 20 new playing kits for the team…

June

Nova Montessori

Nova Montessori School has been awarded $1,500 to purchase rainwater tanks and further develop its permaculture garden…

June

SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland has been granted over $7,000 by the Mazda Foundation to purchase 10 Samsung tablets for callout staff to use on the road, meaning they will have wireless access to the ‘Petnet’ system, which stores all records of animals and complaints…

June

St. Clair Surf Lifesaving

St. Clair Surf Lifesaving Club has been awarded $5,000 by the Mazda Foundation to purchase four paddle boards for the Junior club…

March

March

Stoke Playcentre

Stoke Playcentre, based in Nelson, has been granted $2,170 by the Mazda Foundation to create a Pasifika themed sandpit including a palm tree cover to provide the children with protection from the elements during playtime…

March

Pindrop Foundation

Pindrop Foundation, a Meadow Bank based charity in Auckland, received $5,000 from the Mazda Foundation to fund a school outreach program…

March

Mobility Assistance Dogs

Mobility Dogs Assistance Trust, based in Auckland, has received $1,000 from the Mazda Foundation to assist with the care of their puppies…

March

Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust

The Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust based in Blenheim has been granted $2,512 by the Mazda Foundation to assist in the purchase of an essential incubator and brooder for its New Zealand Falcon captive breeding and release programme…

March

Victory Playcentre

Victory Playcentre, based in Nelson, has received $2925.60 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase new bark for the centre’s play area…

March

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo has been granted $3,650 from the Mazda Foundation for assistance with food, medicine and habitat costs for its Tuatara conservation programme…

2012

September

September

Windsor School

Windsor School, based in Christchurch, has also received $1,200 from the Mazda Foundation to makeover an area of the school field…

September

Richmond Playcentre

Nelson based Richmond Playcentre has received $500 from the Mazda Foundation to complete an outdoor play area…

September

Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Patrol Inc

Ruakaka Surf Lifesaving Patrol has received $6,176 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a new Mercury motor…

September

New Zealand Conservation Trust

The New Zealand Conservation Trust received $6,355 in the latest Mazda Foundation funding round…

September

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa, based in Wellington, has received $1,258 from the Mazda Foundation to buy a new computer and software…

September

Manuka Community House Inc

Manuka Community House, an early learning centre and family support service based in Nelson, has been granted $1,360…

June

June

Hibiscus Coast Schools Waterwise Society Inc

Hibiscus Coast Schools Waterwise Society has received $798 from the Mazda Foundation to…

June

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) has received $5,213 to purchase new clothing for staff…

June

Waikouaiti School

Waikouaiti School has received a $750 grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a class set…

June

Save the Otago Peninsula

The environmental group, Save the Otago Peninsula Inc (STOP) received a grant of $1,375 to provide plants…

June

Hammersley Park School

Hammersley Park School in Christchurch, has received $7,200 of funding from the Mazda Foundation to take a class of…

June

The Bradburn family

The Bradburn family have received $7,995 to purchase a spa pool, for their 19-month-old son, Caleb, who suffers from Angelman…

March

March

Assistance Dogs New Zealand

Assistance Dogs New Zealand provides suitably trained service dogs primarily to assist children…

March

The Fong family

A $7,500 grant has been donated to Tanya and Paul Fong to enable them to purchase an insulin pump for…

March

The Photoplayer Restoration Trust

The Mazda Foundation has donated $4,150 to The Photoplayer Restoration Trust, to begin the restoration of…

March

Napier Group Riding for the Disabled

Napier Group Riding for the Disabled has received $6,269 from the Mazda Foundation to cover…

March

Henderson Intermediate School

Henderson Intermediate School has received a $2,500 grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase…

March

Arohanui Special School

The Mazda Foundation has donated $8307 to Arohanui Special School to purchase new sensory equipment for…

2011

September

September

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepou

Students at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Otepou, Tauranga, will be looking their best at the Te Mana Kuratahi Kapahaka…

September

Breast Cancer Network NZ

Members of the Breast Cancer Network NZ can celebrate wide distribution of a coloured landmark 100th issue of…

September

Plunket – Car Seats for Life

Plunket’s new high deprivation car seat programme – Car Seats for Life – is off to a great start with funding being granted by the Mazda Foundation.

September

Flat Bush School

A $1,014 grant to Flat Bush School in Otara, South Auckland, will see two brave Christchurch Students travel up to Auckland for…

June

June

Chase Annan

Nine-year-old Chase Annan from Ngaruawahia is on a mission to fulfil his dream of a white Christmas in New York.

June

Mangawhai Beach School

Students at Mangawhai Beach School will be strumming their hearts out with a new set of ukuleles funded by…

June

Massey Primary School

Massey Primary School will soon be harvesting from their new orchard thanks to a $1,783 grant from the Mazda Foundation.

June

The National Wetland Trust

New Zealanders will be able to easily find their way through the Southland Wetland Heritage Trail courtesy of…

June

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury

A grant to the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury will be used to provide families…

March

March

Andrew McMillan

A talented Auckland composer and musician who was left a tetraplegic following a BMX accident in 2004 will be able…

March

Angelslight Breakfast Club

A $5,000 grant to Angelslight Breakfast Club in South Auckland will help the programme’s volunteers to…

March

East Otago High School

East Otago High School’s $4,475 grant was music to the students’ ears with teaching staff using the funds to…

March

Port Chalmers Kindergarten

Pupils at Port Chalmers Kindergarten have been able to purchase a mobile work station/visual teaching aid thanks to a Mazda Foundation grant.

March

Peel Forest

A grant to an outdoor pursuits centre in South Canterbury will enable more young people to participate in river safety training.

2010

September

September

SPCA Auckland

The SPCA Auckland received funding to the tune of $7,600 to assist in the redevelopment of the organisation’s website.

September

Dawson Primary School

Dawson Primary School’s grant will support the ‘Grow, Cook and Eat’ programme which teaches students how to grow and prepare fresh produce.

September

Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled

Around 140 children and young adults with disabilities will soon be enjoying the therapeutic benefits of horse riding thanks to a $6,000 grant made to Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled.

September

South Auckland Health Foundation

A $5,000 grant made to the South Auckland Health Foundation will contribute to the establishment of an ongoing fund to secure the future health of the children at Kidz First Children’s Hospital at Middlemore.

September

Tirohia School

A $3,500 grant to Tirohia School in Paeroa is music to the students’ ears. The funds will be used to purchase three keyboards and accessories for the school’s music programme.

June

June

The First Tee

The First Tee New Zealand will be able to teach children life skills and develop their self esteem with its $4,000 grant.

June

Oliver Posa

Hamilton teenager Oliver Posa, 13, will soon be enjoying the sport of hand-cycling thanks to the Mazda Foundation.

June

Edmonton Primary School

A grant to Edmonton Primary School in Te Atatu, Auckland was music to its students’ ears.

June

Hohepa Canterbury

A $2905 grant made to Hohepa Canterbury, a provider of residential services for intellectually disabled adults, will fund a native garden at its farm which all of its residents will be able to access and enjoy.

June

Tamati Robens

Rotorua teenager Tamati Robens (14) will soon be experiencing the language and culture of Mexico with his $2,500 Mazda Foundation grant.

March

March

Charlotte Davis

New Zealand Under 19 Womens Touch Rugby member Charlotte Davis will soon have the chance to be selected for a significant trans-Tasman match in 2011.

March

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

New Zealand’s only library service for blind and partially sighted communities will receive an upgrade.

March

South Taranaki District Museum Trust

A $4,000 grant to the South Taranaki Museum in Patea will enable its visitors to learn more about its history when a glass waka prow is installed.

March

NZ Land Search & Rescue Inc.

New Zealand’s received a $5,880 grant to run a New Zealand Land Search and Rescue Inc.

March

Whakatane Blue Light Ventures

Whakatane Youth will soon have more resources at their fingertips to build their self-esteem and leadership skills.

2009

September

September

Adi Bhattacharya

Adi Bhattacharya of Auckland will purchase an insulin pump with his $8,500 grant.

September

Project Kiwi Trust

Project Kiwi Trust received funding for a kiwi enhancement project. The $6,500 grant will assist in the incubation and hatching of kiwi eggs.

September

Hibiscus Coast Schools Waterwise Society Inc.

A $6,265 grant to Hibiscus Coast Schools Waterwise Society Inc.

June

June

James Rastrick

James Rastrick is on his way to the Junior Clay Target World Championships in Melbourne this November with the help of his $3,000.00 Mazda Foundation grant.

June

Garden to Table Trust, Auckland

One of the largest grants will help the Garden to Table Trust establish a pilot programme in primary schools where children aged seven to ten will learn to grow, harvest, prepare and share seasonal produce as part of their everyday learning.

June

New Zealand Science and Technology Charitable Trust

New Zealand’s only independent science centre will use their $8,870.00 grant to purchase two concept cars and gas station sets from Germany for a fuel cell exhibition

June

Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Patrol Inc.

A $2,715.00 grant to the Ruakaka Surf Life Saving Patrol will make Uretiti Beach safer this summer through the purchase of a portable lifeguard tower.

June

Wellington City Mission

Ten young students are able to attend gymnastic classes as part of the Wellington City Mission’s Mission for Youth Alternative Education School thanks to a $700.00 Mazda Foundation grant.

March

March

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

One of the larger grants was given to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra which exists to enliven and enrich the lives of Aucklanders through orchestral music.

March

Helena Prosser, Auckland

The Mazda Foundation grant for $2,500.00 will assist in the costs of getting an Oamaru teenager to Seattle, Washington to participate in groundbreaking research into the correction of musculoskeletal deformities.

March

Steps Tap Dancing Club

Seven Christchurch tap dancers are on their way to perform at the World Dance Championship in Long Beach, California in July with the help of their Mazda Foundation grant.

March

Hauraki Rail Trail Trust

The planned Hauraki Rail Trail from Paeroa to Thames has been given a boost with a Mazda Foundation grant of $4,500.00.

March

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Inc

More children will be safely restrained in car seats thanks to a $5,000.00 grant for The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society’s car seat rental programme.

2008

September

September

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival

Organisers of the annual Hokonui Moonshiners Festival in Gore will be able to promote their unique event to a wider audience thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

September

Hearing House, Auckland

The largest grant of $6,059 was given to Auckland-based organisation the Hearing House which supports children who have received a cochlear implant but aren’t learning to listen or speak like their hearing peers.

September

Michaela Challis, Matamata

Michaela Challis is on her way to studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts and launching her career in the film and television industry with her Mazda Foundation grant of $3,000.

September

Southern REAP, Winston

The Mazda Foundation grant of $1,760 to Southern REAP (Rural Education & Activities Programme) will mean 12 young people will experience the beautiful Mavora Lakes in Fiordland, National Park on a three day outdoor education camp.

September

Mauriceville School, Masterton

Mauriceville School’s grant of $3,300 will be used to purchase new gym and sports equipment. The current equipment is in urgent need of replacing.

June

June

StarJam Charitable Trust

25 young people with disabilities will be given the opportunity to participate in StarJam’s Talent Expansion Programme thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

June

Jensen Downes Picture Company

A Mazda Foundation grant of $20,000.00 to Jensen Downes Picture Company will be used to fund a short fi entitled ‘Station’.

June

Alesia Peng, Hamilton

A Mazda Foundation grant will soon help seven-year-old Alesia Peng from Hamilton get to school.

June

Tara Randell, Ngaruawahia

With the help of a grant from the Mazda Foundation, Tara Randell will soon be the fi rst New Zealander to train at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts in London.

June

Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigade

Volunteer fire fighters in Woodend will be much better equipped to respond to emergencies with the help of a Mazda Foundation grant.

March

March

KidsCan Shoes for Kids Programme

Hundreds of financially disadvantaged children will have warm and dry feet this winter, thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

March

Performing Arts Competition Association of New Zealand

The Mazda Foundation is helping young performers pursue their dreams.

March

Whangaroa Community Music Group

Young people in the far North with a passion for music are being given the chance to pursue their talents

March

Wellington Boys’ and Girls’ Institute

The BGI’s Open Door Service chill out zone has four new couches, a coffee table and rugs and cushions and is now a functional area to hold meetings

March

One Tree Point School, Northland

Four special needs children from One Tree Point School, a remote Northland coastal school, will be able to continue to benefit from the therapy that horse riding provides them.

2007

June

June

Mazda Foundation Performing Arts Tuition Scholarship

A further 12 talented young performers will be able to follow their dreams thanks to the Mazda Foundation’s generous support

June

Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust

Butterflies as pollinators are key indicators of the health of the environment. However indigenous butterflies appear to be disappearing.

June

Food For Thought Programme

Mt Wellington children will have fresh fruit to eat at school

June

Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club

The extra numbers of young surf life savers at Fitzroy this year will get the equipment they need

June

Clinton Play Centre

Kids at Clinton Playcentre got an early Christmas present when they turned up and saw the Kindy’s new playhouse.

March

March

Treemendous School Makeovers

Treemendous School Makeovers is a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson which launched in 2007 to give New Zealand primary and intermediate schools the chance to improve and enhance their school grounds through the planting of native trees.

March

KidsCan Charitable Trust

Disadvantaged kids won’t have to go to school wet this winter thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Mazda Foundation.

March

Play it Strange Trust – Budding Musicians set to be strumming to a new tune

Mazda Foundation grant enables Play it Strange to expand its Ukulele in Schools programme.

March

Young adventurers are happy campers

More than 147 youths have benefited from a grant which has provided them with the tools they need for their intrepid adventures.

March

Kidz First Children’s Hospital

Mazda Foundation delivers Christmas cheer to Kidz First Children’s Hospital

2006

September

September

Mazda Performing Arts Tuition Scholarships

Young ballerina Katherine Grange (pictured) will follow her dream to pursue prestigious studies in Dance thanks to a generous grant from the Mazda Foundation.

September

New Plymouth Old Boys Swimming and Surf Club

Aspiring lifeguards will be learning to save lives with quality equipment this summer thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

September

TalkLink Trust

Communication is something you can’t live without. Which is why the Mazda Foundation has supported TalkLink Trust.

September

New Zealand Monarch Butterfly Trust

With funding from the Mazda Foundation, Jacqui Knight from the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust headed off in September for a whirl-wind tour of New Zealand.

June

June

The Books for Babes Trust

Auckland City babes will benefit from an educational initiative thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

June

Peria School’s Native Tree Nursery

The future generation at Peria School can get their little green fingers stuck into what really counts thanks to a grant from the Mazda Foundation.

March

March

Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust

An important project to monitor and protect New Zealand’s native Monarch Butterfly can take flight thanks to an $8,000 grant by the Mazda Foundation for a nation-wide research project.

March

Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand

One of the biggest challenges faced by kids with Cystic Fibrosis, is keeping up with their schooling when so much of their time is spent in hospital.

March

Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Programme

The award-winning Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre cares for, treats and rehabilitates 1300 injured native birds each year – including our country’s icon, the Kiwi.

March

Wiri Central

Wiri Central Primary School’s Kapa Haka and Tongan cultural groups are enjoying their new uniforms, purchased through a grant of $4,910 from the Mazda Foundation.

March

Paul White – Afflicted with Guillain Barre Syndrome

Paul was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system, often causing paralysis as a result.

March

Homai Kindergarten

Homai Kindergarten in Manurewa, Auckland received a Mazda Foundation Grant of $2,262 to purchase canvases and art materials.