Rotorua Primary Young Engineers Club received $2,050 to fund a new competition robot kit. The club and their new robot will compete at the VEX IQ Slap shot competition against other students from around the world.
The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa is a sound recording and music production studio based in Auckland. The trust runs several mentoring and wellbeing programmes that provide students with the life skills they need for personal development. It received $5,000 for new music equipment to help expand its programmes.
Animal rescue centre Helping Paws Charitable Trust received $5,000 for a new rehabilitation wing at its facility in Northland dedicated to helping injured and endangered blue penguins. The Trust has two locations in Auckland and Northland and primarily rescues and rehabilitates stray kittens and cats.
Wanganui Enterprises Trust received $500 to purchase new hand tools for its Be Ready programme. The programme is tailored for people who have a health condition or disability and provides an opportunity for them to get work experience and learn valuable life skills.
The West Auckland Community Toy Library provides a large variety of toys, puzzles, and games that parents or carers can use for their children. It received $361.15 for new microscope toys that can be used to teach kids science.
Whenua Iti Trust Incorporated received $5,000 to fund replacement mountain bike helmets and sea kayaks. The equipment will be used for their outdoor learning programme which creates outdoor challenges to help kids with personal and social development.
Woolston Brass Incorporated is an iconic performing arts organisation that teaches over 80 children and adults music. It received a grant of $3,400 to purchase 20 plastic cornets to provide a music programme for a Christchurch primary school.
Andrew McMillan received a grant of $4,500 for a mobility dog that will assist him with everyday tasks. The dog will provide Andrew with new-found independence and an increased level of well-being. As well as making his daily tasks easier, he will also gain a lifelong companion.
Auckland Hospital Foundation helps the regions hospitals provide the best possible health outcomes. The foundation received a grant of $5,000 to assist with its Rise Scholarship programme which supports nursing and midwifery students to be successful and complete their qualifications without financial or emotional pressures.
Blue Light Ventures runs leadership programmes for over 100 youth each year at Whenuapai Air Base. It received $2,812 to purchase caps and t-shirt for all the attendees at next year’s programme. The students are nominated by their school or community for demonstrating leadership potential but don’t have the opportunity to further this skill.