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    Approved Donations - Nelson Region

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  • Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust announces over $2.8 million to Canterbury Social Services Sector

    More than $2.8 million dollars has been distributed to over 100 social service organisations in the region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

  • Canterbury Social Services Sector Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals 2015.

  • Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust announces over $431,500

    More than $400,000 has been distributed to social service organisations in the Nelson/Tasman region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

  • 2015 Nelson Social Services Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals

  • 02 September 2015

    Demand for Funding Remains High as Trust Announces More than $155,000 to the Marlborough Social Services Sector

    More than $155,000 has been distributed to social service organisations in the Marlborough region as many service providers struggle financially with increased demand for services, administrative cost increases and changes to government funding structures says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of The Canterbury Community Trust.

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  • Marlborough Social Services Sector Grants Approvals 2015

    Grants Approvals 2015

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation champions collaborative solutions to rebuild communities through its $300,000 building projects funding in Nelson

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced grants totaling $300,000 have been approved to two Nelson organisations for building projects, which are not only truly collaborative projects but are in their own way providing unique solutions to the problems their communities are currently facing.

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation approves $100,000 in funding to new multi-function room for alcohol and drug centre in Blenheim

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced $100,000 in funding has been approved to St Marks Society, an alcohol and drug treatment centre in Blenheim, towards the building of a new multi-function room.

  • 23 December 2015

    Rata Foundation champions collaborative solutions to rebuild communities through its $1.6 million building projects funding

    Rātā Foundation (formerly the Canterbury Community Trust) has announced $1.6 million has been approved to organisations for building projects, across its funding regions, which are not only truly collaborative projects but are in their own way providing unique solutions to the problems their communities are currently facing

  • Rata Foundation approves funding of over $1.5 million to Canterbury sport and recreation

    Rata Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $1,591,248 to Canterbury's sports and recreation sector. This is against funding requests of $3,189,429 and comes with a note of caution from the funder. "New Zealand has traditionally had high participation rates in sport for both adults and young people but there are emerging trends which suggest this might not always be the case. As a funder we need to make sure our priorities align with the needs of the community, particularly in relation to growing participation in areas of our communities where greater barriers exist or participation is low." "Demand always exceeds the budget available. Applicants and the public need to realise our budget is limited and we ask them to look hard at our funding priorities when thinking of applying", says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of Rata Foundation. Foundation.

  • Iwi Housing Project Response to Post Earthquake Demand

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is delighted to announce the completion of its Addington housing project. The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes. The iwi led project has been completed in partnership with The Rata Foundation and Te Puni Kōkiri. Community social housing provider Comcare will be responsible for managing and tenancy of the houses and providing tenant support on an ongoing basis.

  • Over $1.3 million for Canterbury kids to get a ‘good start’ to their school years

    Over $1.3 million has been approved by Rātā Foundation, across two innovative and complementary education projects, which will see school entrants getting a ‘good start’ to their school years.

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