New Zealand Community Trust
One of the largest gaming trusts in the country, last year distributed $37.5 million in grants to sports, community and cultural events and clubs throughout NZ. Victim Support was granted $10,000 to support the position of Regional Trainer Northern Region, and Central Region also received $3,000 for salaries support.
As comprehensively trained volunteers are at the heart of the services we provide to many thousands of victims every year, this is a great example of the community directly benefiting from the gaming sector. We would like to extend
our thanks to NZCT for recognising the significance of our training programme and the value of our services to the community.
Good in the Hood
A new Kiwi initiative whereby Z Energy through its service stations gives funding to local neighbourhoods to support the things that matter locally, and to make a positive contribution right across New Zealand. This community programme supports four locally selected neighbourhood groups, and these groups each receive a share of $4,000 per station based on how the local Z customers vote. Good in the Hood is the ultimate in keeping it local and letting the community decide where the funding goes.
Victim Support is very proud to announce that over $41,000 was raised nationwide through local voting support. The money will contribute to the costs of our frontline service delivery to victims of crime and trauma throughout New Zealand.
So, a big THANK YOU to Z Energy and to all the people who voted for us.
Wellington City council
This Council is a major funder of community organisations
and projects that provides nearly $3 million in annual funding to meet identified needs within the community. Most grants go towards community projects that contribute to the social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing of Wellington city residents.
This year Victim Support was very grateful to have received $9,000, which contributed to the costs of delivering our services to victims of crime and trauma in the Wellington region. The funding covered salaries, volunteer expenses,
administration, travel and training
|COGS Tauranga Moana
COGS is a community-driven, government-funded scheme that provides over 4,000 grants annually to non-profit organisations and groups that deliver community-based social services. COGS funding forms a crucial part of the grant funding Victim Support calls on each year, to meet the frontline costs of volunteers supporting victims of crime and trauma in local communities nationwide.
A great example is in Tauranga Moana, where we received $6,500 for training, volunteer expenses, administration and wages - all integral parts of local service delivery to victims of crime and trauma. When we gain COGS support, this helps
to demonstrate to other community funders that our work is worth supporting.
The Value of Small Trusts
Small trusts also make a valuable contribution, often giving modest amounts to a range of organisations in a specific area. For example, in the South Island $500 was granted this year to Victim Support for telecommunications costs for volunteers operating in a rural location.
Our 24/7 service provides timely contact for victims and volunteers using a cell phone network. Having reliable and accessible telecommunications for volunteers’ safety is also essential to our frontline service delivery. So even small contributions can have a big impact. Thank you!