The ProCare Charitable Foundation has announced today that $210,000 of funding has been given to six organisations in Auckland who are striving to reduce health inequity, alleviate the symptoms of poverty and increase community health and wellbeing.
ProCare Foundation Acting Chair, Alister Lawrence, says: “We received a huge number of applications in an extremely short period from many community and charitable organisations that are doing amazing mahi. We are so pleased to announce the grant recipients for this year and provide support so they can continue to help our vulnerable communities.”
The Foundation was established by the shareholders of ProCare Health Limited in 2013 with Trustee and Administration services being provided by Public Trust.
“On behalf the Foundation Board we thank ProCare and Public Trust for their continued support,” concludes Lawrence.
Glenys Talivai, CEO of Public Trust, says: “Public Trust is proud to be the Trustee and manage the granting programme, and we are thrilled for the six organisations receiving funding grants. We are privileged to work with an organisation such as the ProCare Foundation to help them provide care and protection for vulnerable Kiwis.”
Since the establishment of the ProCare Charitable Foundation, it has granted over $2 million in funding to increase community health and wellbeing in the Greater Auckland Region.
Recipients of the 2023 ProCare Charitable Foundation funding are:
Organisation: Dance & Arts Therapy NZ
Project: Dance movement and arts therapy for 80+ vulnerable children
Dance & Arts Therapy NZ (DTNZ) is a charity committed to the wellbeing and development of communities in Aotearoa with a desire to be the nationwide leader of dance and arts therapy in New Zealand.
Their kaupapa is to support and empower people of all ages, and in all situations, through the use of dance movement therapy and arts therapy. This includes supporting people with special needs, tamariki from low-income neighbourhoods and survivors of sexual abuse.
Organisation: The Friendship House Trust
Project: Support to women and girls with violence and abuse issues
Friendship House helps to enrich and change people’s lives by providing the knowledge and support to help them take control for themselves. Its services are delivered to nurture, encourage and challenge people towards personal growth, and family and community wellbeing.
Organisation: Family Success Matters
Project: Support to 300 ‘at high risk’ single mothers and children
Family Success Matters (FSM) helps parents give their tamariki the best future they can. This could mean support with healthcare, education, safety, parenting, or connecting families with other social service providers.
FSM understands that families can have difficulties, setbacks and – in some cases – traumatic experiences. These may include challenges such as mental illness, drug, alcohol or gambling addiction, and relationship issues where parents have had trouble with their children, partner or family.
Organisation: KiwiHarvest Ltd
Project: Food support to 33,800 individuals and families weekly in Auckland
Food is so often the starting point for social agencies working with their clients to break the cycle of need. Having KiwiHarvest deliver rescued food allows these agencies to concentrate on tackling their core issues, and re-focus their funding on programmes to help their clients.
The high quality, fresh food they provide, offers more nutrition than the canned and dry goods that charities have traditionally been able to access, filling a gap for so many who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
Organisation: Well Foundation
Project: Youth mental health programme in Auckland intermediate schools – STEPS-A
Since 2015, Well Foundation has, together with our amazing family of supporters, successfully funded more than 70 projects, investing over $13.5 million dollars into health projects that benefit our community. Whether it’s new innovative equipment or technology, access to extra training for clinical staff, or major projects to help create state-of-the-art facilities.
Organisation: Youth in Transition Charitable Trust
Project: Counselling and therapy services for suicidal youth
The people of Youth in Transition believe in our mission. Everyone including its therapists, executive director, administration providers, human resources, voluntary accounts staff and phone support live the heart cry of “people first.”