Million Dollar Mission 4 Finalists Announcement

Thank you to each and everyone of the organisations who applied for a share of funding from Million Dollar Mission. We received a record 167 applications from organisations looking to make a difference to West Auckland.

The applications were reviewed by Janet Clews & Ami Chand (Portage Licensing Trust), Linda Cooper & Warren Flaunty (Waitakere Licensing Trust), Linda Vagana, Sir Bob Harvey and Duncan Garner. They had the difficult job of deciding which of the 167 applications would make it through to the voting phase. We thank them for their work.

Your Finalists

Below are the 57 community groups who have made it through to the voting phase and their targets:

Hobsonville Point Primary School – $25,000 for a bike track

Flanshaw Road Primary School – $42,000 for a van

Liston College – $26,220 for a van

Whenuapai School – $47,535 for a playground

Asthma New Zealand – $20,000 to support a Nurse Educator

Silver Fern Motor Sport Charitable Trust – $5,695 – to provide no driver licensing training to at risk youth

Hobsonville School – $15,000 for a shade structure

Henderson South School – $30,000 for a playground

Rutherford Primary School – $16,500 for a shade structure

Green Bay School – $40,000 for a playground

Massey Primary School – $30,000 for a playground

Edmonton Primary School – $20,000 for IT equipment for students

Rudolf Steiner School – $25,000 for a playground

Laingholm Primary School – $18,500 for shade structures

Auckland Kindergarten Association – $50,000 to upgrade the outdoor play area of four West Auckland Kindergartens

Kelston Primary School – $42,500 for a playground

Rosebank School – $27,500 to repair their court area

Avondale Primary School – $30,000 for a playground

Konini School – $30,000 for an interactive play space

LovingCare Kindergaten – $895 for raincoats and gumboots for nature walks

Titirangi Playcentre – $7,000 for a sandpit cover, water play equipment and outdoor music equipment

Summerland Primary School – $30,000 for a bike track

Ranui School – $20,000 for shelter over their playground

Waitakere Primary School – $30,000 for IT equipment

Piha Surf Lifesaving Club – $20,000  for an ATV to carry rescue equipment

Waitakere Workers Educational Association – $15,790 for furinture

Henderson High School – $47,000 to upgrade school pool filtration system

Bellyful West Auckland – $5,000 for new freezers

Road Safety Education – $24,500 to help provide driver licensing training

Sport Waitakere – $45,000 for sports equipment for West Auckland Schools

Glendene School – $58,000 for a playground

Piha Volunteer Fire Brigade – $50,000 for a vehicle

St Paul’s School – $40,000 for a playground

St Dominic’s College – $20,000 for a van

Te Kohanga Reo o te Marae o Hoani o Hoani Waititi – $30,000 for a playground

SCOW – $14,555 for pest control traps

Swanson Playcentre – $1,500 for a new couch

Oratia School – $29,000 for a Spacenet

Matipo Primary School – $38,000 for play equipment

Woodlands Park School – $30,000 to create a support space for students and whanau

Laingholm Baptist Church – $30,000 to create a community room

Glen Eden Athletic and Harriers – $3,500 for athletics equipment

Red Leap Theatre – $8,000 to cover venue hire and teacher’s fees

Diving Waitakere – $13,000 to cover well hire costs

The Whau River Catchment Trust – $28,175 to develop a plant nursery

Waitakere Chinese Association – $20,000 for venue hire, costumes and a professional instructor

Bay Roskill Sports Club – $20,000 to commence construction of the Fire Egress

Auckland Climbing Youth Development Club – $8,500 for Auto Belay Systems

Massey Amateur Swimming Club – $5,000 for pool hire

Kelston Community Hub – $5,000 for IT equipment

New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust – $8,000 to build bird habitats

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School – $10,000 for IT and AV equipment

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Hoani Waititi Marae – $50,000 for a turf court

Just Move Charitable Health Trust – $20,000 towards the cost of their bootcamps

Waitemata Table Tennis – $50,000 towards rebuilding their facility in Glen Eden

West City Band – $10,000 to purchase a 5-octave marimba

Waitakere Auckland Brass Band – $6,045 for music stands and mute holders

The full details of each of these projects is available on the Million Dollar Mission website.

Congratulations to each and everyone of the above community groups on making it through to the voting phase.

With a record number of applications, we unfortunately have a number of organisations that haven’t made it through to the voting phase on this occasion. We would like to thank you for your application and hope that you consider applying for funding from the next Million Dollar Mission. Another funding source you may like to lodge an application with is The Trusts Community Foundation.

Voting Begins Next Week

From Tuesday the 22nd of October at 10am the public will be able to vote for the organisations they want to receive funding, on the Million Dollar Mission website. They can vote once per day and every time they vote, the organisation they voted for gets $5 of funding from The Trusts. Voting continues until one million dollars of funding is allocated across our 57 finalists.

The Million Dollar Mission Selection Panel - (from left to right) Warren Flaunty, Linda Cooper, Linda Vagana, Ami Chand, Janet Clews, Brian Corban (Chairperson), Sir Bob Harvey & Duncan Garner