2019/20 Community Investment Fund Grant Recipients

Organisation name Project Summary Amount Allocated

24-7 Youth Work

Supporting young people through their High School years.


Age Concern Nelson Tasman Incorporated

Volunteer expenses for 150+ volunteers.


All Saints, Loaves and Fishes project

Contribution towards the cost of a 3-hour de-escalation course for the Loaves and Fishes team members to equip them to de-escalate verbal outbursts and other potentially inflammatory behaviour from diners.


Barnardos New Zealand

Active Dads is a Barnardos social development that supports dads to be active parents in their children's lives by providing free opportunities and activities (in partnership with local Nelson businesses) for kids and dads to bond in safe and non-stigmatising environments. 


Beneficiaries and Unwaged Workers Trust

To continue providing support, advocacy and mediation to people in our community who have issues understanding or accessing government services they are entitled to.


Blind Citizens New Zealand

Cover travel expenses incurred by committee members when we attend meetings connected with our advocacy and committee work. It may also be used to fund transport to our general meetings, thereby combating social isolation for some of our members.


Empowerment Trust

To provide our programmes to vulnerable population groups in the Nelson region.


Health Action Trust (Nelson) - COMPASS Peer Support Advocacy Service

Running cost of our Peersupport Group: The Compass Club and costs of our 0800 freephone.


Hearing Association Nelson Incorporated

Personal Listeners for Hard of Hearing.


InsideOUT Kōaro

Nga Uri o Uenuku is a takatapui rainbow hui for Nelson which aims to bring together health professionals, rainbow community members, whanau and allies with the goal of increasing connection, awareness and understanding about takatapui.


KidsCan Charitable Trust

KidsCan programmes provide practical items to disadvantaged children, giving them a greater opportunity to make the most of their education and to break the cycle of poverty.


Life Linc Nelson Incorporated

Start up and running costs for two new therapy groups, working with Youth and with Men respectively.


Magenta Creative Space Charitable Trust

Run in conjunction with Gateway Housing, the Magenta Youth Program is Nelsons only after-school program for at-risk, mentally ill teenagers, allowing them to socialise safely, express creativity without judgement, feel greater connectivity with the community, and develop relationships with others who suffer similarly in a therapeutic environment overseen by trained tutors.


Men's Shed Waimea Incorporated

Provide a new and reliable electricity supply, with freedom to choose our retailer.


Multicultural Nelson Tasman

To support ethnic minority and former refugee communities in the successful integration and to offer intercultural awareness, understanding and communication workshops.


Neighbourhood Support Nelson

A collaborative project to improve community connection and resilience, recruit volunteers and identify and support older people seeking more company and interaction, thereby reducing social isolation and loneliness.


Nelson Community Christian Night Shelter Trust

Provide emergency, short-term accommodation for males from the Nelson area.


Nelson Community Foodbank Trust Incorporated

To help meet the Trusts cost of renting a property - being its depot & for other operating costs.


Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust

Our Stories: A collection and celebration of being Pasifika in Nelson.


Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective

Delivery of training and development opportunities for youth workers, to increase skills and knowledge, encourage collaboration, and promote best practice.


Nelson Whakatu MenzShed

To purchase tools and equipment in order to meet the needs created by the growth of the shed (roughly from 10 members a year and a half ago to 90 now), and also to meet the demand of community projects from across the region which require additional and sometimes specialist tools and ancillary gear.


Nelson Women's and Children's Refuge Services

To support approximately one third of the costs of running the Nelson Women's Refuge Safe House where we provide free, safe housing for women and children affected by domestic violence.


Nelson Women's Centre (Nelson Women's Support Inc)

To create a paid, part-time administrator role at the Nelson Women's Centre. This will free-up the coordinator to increase service quality (especially workshops and education), apply for funds, and allow more community collaboration / networking with the community around the services we offer. The 5 hours a week role would also ensure every woman who comes to the centre is greeted, acknowledged, orientated and referred, to the appropriate part of the centre.


Perinatal Support Nelson Incorporated

To run Good Grief I'm a Mum therapy group.


St John Area Committee Nelson

Funding to support the continuation of the busy St John Youth Programme in Stoke, primarily to assist with hall rental costs.


The Brain Injury Association (Nelson) Incorporated

To enable support groups to continue providing a safe environment to practice social skills, allowing a chance to create relationships and build friendships. Giving people the confidence to participate in and be an important part of their own communities.


The Nelson ARK

Nelson ARK Inter-generational and Inter-species visits


The Open Home Foundation

Assistance to support our Foster Parent Social Worker, support those who are caring for our most vulnerable.


The White House Incorporated Society

The White House part-time Management Support role supports the administrative work of the Support Manager and the Management Committee, whilst ensuring that the peer-led ethos and house values are closely adhered to (Job Description available on request).


Victory Boxing Charitable Trust

To contribute towards Administrators salary who will be working on two focus areas for the coming year - strengthening the relationship we have with Nelson Police and offering an after-school programme aimed specifically at teenage girls.


Whakatu Marae

Rangatahi Hoe Wero - Community Waka Ama Races for youth aged 13-18yrs.  Open to all no matter if at school, alternative education or unemployed.  An opportunity to be part of a community youth event, learn about the culture of waka ama with the possibility to join local Clubs and meet new people.


Whenua Iti Outdoors

To provide fun and challenging holiday programmes for young Nelson residents offering much needed opportunities for growth and wellbeing, immersed in nature.