We're thrilled to receive support from the David Ellison Charitable Trust for our Respite service that supports families to have a break while their child is being cared for. We offer children and young people a variety of activities and experiences that are engaging and meaningful to them. Our team make every effort to ensure that the programme schedule meets the needs and interests of the child and their family.
Donations, bequests & sponsorship
Donations, bequests, and sponsorship makes a huge difference to the impact we can make. If you would like more information on how you can make a difference, please contact us by email or phone 027 808 5321.
We can make a stronger impact together.
It takes a whole community to make a lasting difference and we feel privileged to be a part of the journey towards a more inclusive Canterbury.
We would like to thank the following investors and community supporters for their contribution to the lives of people with disabilities;
David Ellison Charitable Trust
Kiwi Gaming Foundation
With thanks to Kiwi Gaming Foundation, a group of young people with autism can access sensory items and specialised equipment in their home. These sensory items provide opportunities to enhance their learning and development, strengthen their communication skills, and better connect to their environment.
We're delighted to receive funding from Rata Foundation towards our project with the Impact Lab. Our partnership with the Impact Lab will enable a greater understanding of the outcomes our services contribute to. Determining a theory of change and developing an intervention logic will assist our organisation to be stronger in providing services and supports for young people transitioning to their next life phase.
The Southern Trust
The Southern Trust grant contributes to growing community connections for young people with disabilities through our Youth Activity Programme. Our Service Development Coordinator forms partnerships with different businesses and community groups to build greater inclusion and diversity for all people across Canterbury.
In 2020, we were delighted to receive funding again from the Rata Foundation. This funding allows us to continue exploring community partnerships and opportunities for people with disabilities who were transitioning from school to work. This service uses personally designed programmes that are developed around each person’s interests and goals. That might include life skills training, leisure pursuits, work experience and community group involvement.
The Lamar Charitable Trust
Thank you to The Lamar Charitable Trust for funding new play and learning resources for children with disabilities. This enables us to assist children and young people with their development and also help with building emotional resilience and greater wellbeing.
Mackenzie Charitable Foundation
Thank you to the Mackenzie Charitable Foundation for assisting the purchase of new toys and learning resources for our Respite Service that supports children and young people along with their families.
Maurice Carter Charitable Trust
Maurice Carter Charitable Trust kindly donated funds again this year to continue assisting young people in building their confidence and interests when transitioning from high school to their next step in life.
E L & J B Sanderson Cerebral Palsy Trust, proudly managed by Perpetual Guardian
This funding supports people with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities to achieve their vocational goals and build their family connections. We’ve found by assisting people to achieve their goals and broaden their aspirations, they strengthen their participation in the communities that surround them and feel more confident in their life vision.
Foodstuffs Community Trust South Island
The funding that Foodstuffs Community Trust SI kindly gave us will assist children with autism to experience specialised solutions to their sensory needs.
CERT's funding enables us to provide children and young people with specialised sensory equipment that assists with communication development and connection with their surroundings.
Vodafone New Zealand Foundation
Vodafone New Zealand Foundation has kindly donated seed-stage funding to support the collaborative efforts between care providers and young people to assist in the development and design of a Life Story App, enabling a digital collection of young people’s journeys.
The Lion Foundation
The Lion Foundation has generously funded tee-ball equipment for people with disabilities to join their community sports games.
The Christchurch Freemasons Charity generously donated funds to purchase a ride-on lawnmower for people with disabilities to gain valuable work experience towards their employment goals.