We can only keep our 24/7 service free with the on-going help of our community. We thank all our generous supporters, including individual donors, organisations, and our Local Group Committees for their commitment and passion for the work we do in helping people affected by serious crime or trauma.
A generous donation of $10,000, the first of three yearly to Victim Support, was made in April for our work supporting the people of Canterbury as they continue to contend with the emotional and physical after-effects of natural disasters.
The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a chivalric, ecumenical Christian and charitable Order with 50 jurisdictions and a large number of philanthropic projects across the world, selected Victim Support for its work in Canterbury. The funds have been raised by its international Orders, and its generous donation will help Victim Support continue its vital work in supporting earthquake and flood victims in Canterbury.
“Our work in Canterbury continues,” said Victim Support CE, Kevin Tso at the donation event in Christchurch. “We supported people at the time of each emergency, including the recent flooding, and we continue to support many in the aftermath. Some people only now realise they are not coping and need our help.
“This generous donation, made over three years, means we can plan our continuing work here. It also highlights the need we have for funding to provide help for people who suffer through no fault of their own.
“We are so grateful that people around the world have seen the plight of the people of Canterbury and come to their aid. We hope this human act of compassion and generosity will inspire local organisations to consider how they too can support us.”
Christchurch resident and Deputy Grand Prior of The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus, Jan Hadfield, said how delighted they are to contribute to the work of Victim Support, work that is “so dear to our hearts.”
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 Energy customers vote. Good in the Hood is the ultimate in keeping it local and letting the community decide where the funding goes. Victim Support received over $33,000 nationwide in the year to 30 June 2014 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. Thanks Z Energy and all your loyal Z customers who voted for us.
We are grateful to the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS), a community-driven fund that provides grants to non-profit community organisations that deliver community-based social services. COGS funding forms a substantial component of our overall regional fundraising.
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!
BlueWaters Community Trust Mount Wellington Foundation New Zealand Community Trust North & South Trust Oceanbridge Shipping Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
Dragon Community Trust Endeavour Community Foundation Four Winds Trust Nautilus Foundation
Hauraki District Council Huntly Community Board Pirongia Consultative Committee Community Grant (Waipa District Council) Te Awamutu Community Board (Waipa District Council) Thames Community Board WEL Energy Trust
A W Parsons Trust Bay Trust First Sovereign Trust Hamilton City Council Lake Taupo Charitable Trust Napier City Council Nova Energy Rotorua District Council South Waikato District Council Springhill Charitable Trust & Frimley Foundation Taupo District Council Taupo Pakeke Lions Whakatane District Council
Hastings District Council Horowhenua District Council John Beresford Swann Dudding Trust Levin Cosmopolitan Club New Plymouth District Council Otaki Community Board Palmerston North Community Services Council Rural Womens Charitable Trust Toko & Districts Lions Club Wanganui United Lodge Whanganui Community Foundation
Carterton District Council Hutt City Council Hutt Mana Charitable Trust Kapiti Coast District Council Mana Community Grants Foundation Masterton District Council Masterton Trust Lands Trust Nikau Foundation Paraparaumu / Raumati Community Board Porirua City Council Prime Community Trust Rotary Club of Eastern Hutt South Wairarapa District Council Upper Hutt City Council Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Wellington City Council Wellington Community Trust
Bishopdale Burnside Rotary Club Christchurch City Council Lioness Club of Nelson Lions Club of Nelson Lois McFarlane Charitable Trust Nelson City Council Tasman District Council Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust)
Ashburton Club & MSA Dunedin City Council Lions Pakeke Ashburton
Mutual School of Arts Timaru District Council
Waitaki District Council
COGS (Community Organisation Grants Scheme) Coupland’s Bakeries Department of Internal Affairs Eastern & Central Community Trust Guardian Trust Infinity Foundation J N Williams Memorial Trust Lions Foundation N H Taylor Charitable Trust New Zealand Lottery Grants Board – National Community NZ Community Trust Pelorus Trust Pub Charity The Trusts Community Foundation The Warehouse Ltd Tindall Foundation / Community Waikato Trust House Foundation Trust Waikato / Te Puna o Waikato United Way United Way / Tindall Foundation Z Energy