Update on Community Recent Grants

2018

Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc.  $8,000

To provide ongoing support education and care management services to those affected by MS and other related neurological disorders.

Disability Information Service Inc.  $ 4,000

To continue the services of the DIS to the whole Otago region.

Rape Crisis Dunedin Inc.   $5,000

To cover counselling and supervision costs

Parent to Parent Otago.  $4,000

To host a Sibling camp in Otago for kids with a sibling with a disability to establish their own support network by making friends with siblings in a similar situation.

Dunedin Community Support Trust.  $8,000

For older people and those transport disadvantaged to have access to flexible, accessible, and affordable transport that will assist in maintaining social contacts and to access essential services.

The South Otago Health Support Trust.  $15,000 over 3 years.

To fund a voucher system to provide those in need access to basic health services.

North Otago Asthma Society.  $3,496.70

To fund ongoing costs in providing exercise programs, knowledge in conditions and medications alongside companionship and support from people with comorbidities.

Pregnancy Help Inc.  $5,000

To support the drop-in centre in South Dunedin who provide information, advice, education and practical support to clients.

Robbie White Charitable Trust, Dunedin.  $15,000

To help with salaries and transport costs for the field workers and to continue to visit and provide visual resources for children with language delay in the Otago area.

2019

Otago Mental Health Support Trust.  $16,000

To provide equitable access to Peer Support, based on the International Peer Support model, to those in Mental Health distress in the Waitaki District.

Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society Inc.  $5,000

To allow the continuation of providing services, care, professional support, education, information, and skills enabling members to participate in the community.

Parkinson’s (Otago) NZ.  $4,932

To contribute to the cost of delivering free Parkinson’s Community Educator Service to Otago.

Dunedin Women’s Refuge.  $6396

To support the 24-hour, 7 day a week Crisis line Service in Otago.

Central Otago Riding for the Disabled.  $4,250

To purchase a suitably trained horse for use in therapy riding programmes for riders who have a range of physical, learning, and psychological special needs.

The Brain Injury Association Otago Inc.  $3,000

To contribute to the Otago Liaison Officers wages who support those with a brain injury.

Teviot Valley Rest Home Inc.  $2398.90

To provide a comfortable and supportive electronically operated bed for an elderly resident of the TVRH.

West Dunedin Care & Craft Centre.  $1,000

To assist with the rental of the premises that are suitable for the activities of the Craft Centre with wheelchair access and wheelchair toilets.

Dunedin Community Transport Trust.  $2,000

To support the Plus Bus door to door shopping service for predominantly elderly, transport disadvantaged and now rehabilitating clients.

Music for Dementia Trust Otago.  $6950

To purchase 10 x MP3 player kits with customised music to Dementia Sufferers in the Otago Community and the provision of training and equipment to two Dunedin Care Homes.

The Garden to Table Trust.  $15,000

To support/ facilitate the Garden to Table Programme to a further 8 schools within the Otago Region.

Kia Haumaru te Kaika.  $100,000

To go toward a Healthy Homes intervention programme modelled on the NI's HH Initiative Programme. This will improve the health and warmth of up to 50 Dunedin homes which house a child 0-14 previously hospitalised with a housing-related condition. And reduce the re-hospitalised rates of children 0-14 previously hospitalised for a housing-related condition.

Carer’s Society Otago.  $20,000

To contribute to ongoing operating costs to deliver a free service to carers to avoid burnout.

Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society Otago Inc.  $30,000 over 3 years.

To continue the support to people affected with dementia. Clients are usually elderly people who live throughout Otago with many small towns and farms. The work to keep people in their own homes for as long as possible.

The Stroke Foundation of NZ (Otago).  $45,000 over 3 years.

To support the delivery of the Community Stroke Advisor Service to stroke survivors and their family/ whanau and carers in the Otago Region.

2020

Volunteering Otago.  $15,000

To support a volunteer Community Coordinator for Oamaru and the Greater Waitaki District.

Sara Cohen School, Dunedin.  $7332.00

To purchase 4 spring-free trampolines fulfilling sensory needs of students with diverse learning needs. Promoting physical activity to develop fitness and weight control.

Connections Education and Development Trust, Dunedin.  $10,000

To fund the running costs of the Connections Centre – a day service for people with very high support needs due to learning disabilities, specifically for providing services for disabled people over the age of 65 years.

Dunedin Public Hospital Library Service.  $4,312.50

To fund the annual cost of the Library Service to Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals for the 2019/2020 year.

Sport Otago.  $30,000 over 3 years.

To support delivery of physical activity and nutrition support to clients referred from GP Practices, that contribute to the treatment of a wide range of chronic illnesses inclusive of providing life changing intervention for at risk youth referred to 'Active Families'.

Southern Regions branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ Inc.  $9,000

To provide practical support to people affected by rare neuromuscular conditions and to their support networks. To also help raise awareness of the 60+ conditions within the community and provide free education to schools, medical professions, and many others.

Heart Kids (Otago) NZ.  $10,000

To support the salary of a Support Services Coordinator and the cost of providing services to over 700 families with the Otago Region.

2021

Rock Solid Youth Development Programmes.  $30,000 over 3 years.

To fund programme costs including Youth Worker salaries to run Youth Development Programmes for young people from yr 8 -13 from March - December each year 2021 - 23.

Sara Cohen School Dunedin.  $10,000

To fund the purchase of a sunshade sail for the school.

The Brain Injury Association (Otago) Inc.  $6,000 over 3 years.

Funding toward their Liason Service in Otago, the Liason officer wages for 2021-23 supporting people living with brain injury.

Parent to Parent NZ Inc.  $3,500

To fund a Support Parent Training Programme for parents and full-time caregivers who have children with a disability, health impairment or special need, who would like to support others through the P2P network.

The Whalan Lodge Trust.  $5,085

To fund the purchase of a Raizer chair for The Whalan Lodge Rest Home.

Connections Education and Development Trust, Dunedin. $10,000

To provide running costs for the centre that provides support to those with very high needs due to learning and physical disabilities, specifically for those over the age of 65 years old.

Parkinson’s (Otago) NZ.  $15,000 over 3 years.

To contribute to the cost of delivering free Parkinson's Information, Education and Support Service to those in the Otago region.

Otago Asthma Society Inc.  $776.52

To purchase a nebuliser for treatment to those within the Otago region as prescribed by their doctor.

Dunedin Curtain Bank.  $11,500

To provide wages and ensure DCB can line and later quality donated curtains to create equitable outcomes for those living in poverty through advocacy and support while teaching how to reduce humidity and kill mould.

Mates in Construction. $30,000

To support the not-for-profit organisation that exists to reduce the suicide rate among NZ construction.

Sport Otago. $30,000

To support delivery of physical activity and nutrition support to clients referred from GP Practices, that contribute to the treatment of a wide range of chronic illnesses inclusive of providing life changing intervention for at risk youth referred to 'Active Families'.

Presbyterian Support Otago.  $10,000

To replace the Youth Grow van used to transport students of their programme (16-24 yr olds), to and from the NEV premises to activities offsite ie. mountain biking, hiking, and camps.

Dunedin Public Hospital Library Service.  $4,312.50

To fund the annual cost of the Library Service to Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals for the 2020/2021 year.