Your Trusts are giving back to West Auckland through grants, donations, sponsorships and household distributions. Below are the stories of how our giving back is helping our community.

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North West Toy Library

Toy library survives and thrives during lockdown

Toy library survives and thrives during lockdown The Covid lockdowns couldn’t have come at a worse time for the North West Toy Library. The group had only been up and running for nine months when the virus struck. The toy library’s ‘stay and play’ operating model couldn’t survive the restrictions. The group needed to adapt…

Creating opportunities for disabled young athletes out West

Creating opportunities for disabled young athletes out West Covid-19 hit all budding young athletes hard. Both lockdowns saw sports grind to a halt across Auckland as restrictions kicked in. A charitable organisation, the Halberg Foundation aims to support physically disabled young people participate in sport. And this goal is more important than ever in today’s…

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club Summer of Cricket

Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club Summer of Cricket Summer is just around the corner, and Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club (SNLCC) is eagerly anticipating another action-packed cricket season. There was disappointment all-round when lockdown restrictions ended last season early. The new season starts on 31 October, and club members can’t wait to get out on…

The Fono & The Trusts

Partnership working in action

Partnership working in action with The Trusts & The Fono When health and social services provider The Fono put out an SOS for help on Facebook, The Trusts was delighted to respond. The Fono is one of the largest Pacific NGOs in the country. With a head office in Henderson, the organisation offers medical, community,…

Cooking with Konini School

Cooking with Konini School Earlier this year, The Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook was distributed through West Auckland schools by Healthy Families Waitakere. This cookbook helps feed families of up to six people with budget friendly, nutritious meals. It is also filled with great shopping tips for cooking on a budget and gives families a…

Fund Nurtures Community Garden Project

Fund Nurtures Community Garden Project Auckland-wide environmental group Kaipātiki Project is just one of many community organisations to benefit from the Your West Support Fund. Set up by The Trusts, the Fund helps charitable groups struggling to meet their operating costs as a result of Covid-19. The $500,000 emergency fund has been used to support…

Support For Young Mums When It Counts

Support For Young Mums When It Counts Henderson-based, E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services provides support to young mums just when they need it most. Becoming a new parent is a challenge at the best of times. And even more so during a lockdown and without whānau or a support network. Although the charity focuses…

The Trusts Massey Pony Club

Funding Boost For Massey Pony Club

Funding Boost For Massey Pony Club Set in an impressive 48-acre equestrian park on Ranui’s Te Rangi Hiroa Reserve, Massey Pony Club has been around for nearly 50 years. The club gives horse-mad kids opportunities to enjoy riding and looking after horses in a supportive environment. With a new committee and growing membership, the club…

Community Waitakere The Trusts

Community Responses To Covid-19

Community Responses To Covid-19 Unprecedented and extraordinary are words that are regularly used when talking about Covid-19. The worldwide pandemic is indeed an exceptional event and has had a dramatic impact on how we live, work and travel. That’s why it’s essential to take a step back and reflect on how we have responded as…

Age Concern The Trusts

Covid-19 Increases Demand for Age Concern’s Services

Covid-19 Increases Demand for Age Concern’s Services The long weeks in lockdown are challenging for all us and even more so for isolated and vulnerable older people. Often lonely, anxious and separated from family, friends and support networks, our older population struggle with the lockdown. Age Concern Auckland has been working to support older people…

Community Kindness Provides Winter Warmth For Westies

Community Kindness Provides Winter Warmth For Westies An Auckland-wide registered charity is providing much-needed blankets and duvets to disadvantaged families this winter. Give A Kid A Blanket was started in 2015 by social practice artists Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten. The Trusts is proud to support the charity which operates out of a Trust-owned…

Generation Ignite The Trusts

New Van For Generation Ignite’s Community Foodbank

New Van For Generation Ignite’s Community Foodbank New Lynn-based charitable trust Generation Ignite is making good use of an 11-seater Toyota van. Purchased with funding from the Million Dollar Mission, the vehicle does several essential jobs for this busy organisation.   ‘The van has added real value to our services,’ explains the trust’s co-founder Jo Noema. ‘We have used it to transport young people within our youth group programmes on…