Million Dollar Mission Recipients

We've helped so many community organisations achieve big things for West Auckland.   

View previous recipients below and check out how their projects are going here.

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Henderson High School

Henderson High School fosters a progressive learning environment that helps students graduate as mature, confident young people. They required funding for a new school van to transport students to and from educational, sporting and community events.
Granted
$35,045
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Ranui 135 Leadership Team

Ranui 135 is a community-led initiative that helps young people grow with confidence and pursue positive life outcomes. They required funding for the design and refit of their mobile caravan so they can connect with young people through activities in public spaces.
Granted
$13,715
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​Royal Road School

Royal Road School believes in strong values, high expectations and a safe, caring atmosphere in which children work hard and have fun. Their funding request was for a new P.A system so parents and whanau can hear the children during the year’s performances, assemblies and events.
Granted
$4,755
Raukatauri

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre uses a clinical practice model to provide music therapy to children and adolescents with special needs. They needed funding for six outreach programmes run specifically in West Auckland.
Granted
$50,575
Life Education Trust

Life Education Trust Auckland West

Life Education educates and empowers children to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives. They sought funding to upgrade their mobile classroom with the latest digital technology, so they’re up-to-date with current teaching practice in the schools.
Granted
$17,060
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New Lynn Rugby Football Club Inc

New Lynn Rugby Football Club has been providing sporting opportunities for the community since 1916. They need funding to purchase new clubroom furniture, so they can connect with the community by holding more events in their space.
Granted
$22,585
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Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club

Karekare Surf Club has been patrolling the beach and saving lives since 1935. The club has an unrivalled record in New Zealand for keeping the beach safe, and were seeking funding to help develop a new facility to replace their existing surf lifesaving club.
Granted
$77,130
Auckland Sexual Abuse Help Foundation

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation

HELP Auckland is a vital crisis response service that has served Auckland for over 32 years. They sought funding for their 24/7 crisis service in West Auckland, which is available for anyone affected by sexual abuse.
Granted
$34,595
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Save Cornwallis Old Wharf (SCOW)

SCOW (Save Cornwallis Old Wharf) was set up to stop the impending demolition of the Cornwallis wharf. Now they’re focused on the protection of the environment on the Cornwallis Peninsula and used Million Dollar Mission funding to purchase traps and supplies to control pests.
Granted
$11,855
St John

The Order of St John Nothern Region Trust Board

St John delivers an extensive range of essential health-related services and products to communities throughout New Zealand. Their funding went towards a new health shuttle to transport West Aucklanders to pre-arranged medical appointments.
Granted
$77,010
Piha Surf Life Saving

Piha Surf Life Saving Club

Piha Surf Lifesaving Club look after visitor safety at one of the most popular patrolled beaches in New Zealand. They required funding to update their rescue equipment, including inflatable rescue boats and rescue tubes.
Granted
$23,100
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Victim Support Waitakere

Victim Support Waitakere is a volunteer organisation that provides free, 24/7 community-based response to victims affected by serious crime, trauma and suicide. They required funding to train, support, supervise, and transport support workers to wherever victims may need them.
Granted
$13,775
Te Atatu Roosters

Te Atatu Rugby League

The Te Atatu Roosters are a Rugby League Club competing in Auckland’s Fox Memorial First Division. They needed funding to repaint the inside and outside of their highly visible clubrooms, which is seen by thousands of Aucklanders every day.
Granted
$33,790
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Ranui Primary School

Ranui Primary School is a place with rich histories and diverse cultures and is committed to a partnership with Te Kawerau a Maki. They sought funding for a school playground that addresses the student and community need to keep students safe and promote physical fitness.
Granted
$78,450
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Gecko NZ Trust

Gecko helps communities build their capacity to regenerate the health of their environment. They need funding for their Living Neighbourhood initiative, a model that connects communities who work together to care for the land, and the people, and realise the vision for their place.
Granted
$6,880
Kids Can

KidsCan Charitable Trust

KidsCan aims to ensure all children have the opportunity to take advantage of their schooling. Funding allowed them to install 30 trees of various varieties in 3 low decile West Auckland schools, as well as other gardening items required for the project.
Granted
$9,745
Waitakere College

Waitakere College

Waitakere College enrols many students with significant physical disabilities and requires special equipment to assist them in class and around school. Their Inclusion Support Centre/Te Whare Rangimarie required funding for a variety of gym-related equipment.
Granted
$50,000
Matuku

Matuku Reserve Trust

Matuku Reserve Trust are developing the education and conservation potential of their wetland area in Te Henga, West Auckland. They needed funding to transform the barn into a sustainable Wetland Education Centre where visitors can learn about the importance of wetlands.
Granted
$88,125
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​The Whau River Catchment Trust

The Whau River Catchment Trust is focused on creating healthier streams and rivers through community participation and kaitiakitanga. They required funding to initiate their pest control programme on the Rosebank Peninsula, to ensure nesting and wading birds are protected from predators.
Granted
$17,160
Kelston Primary

Kelston Primary School

Kelston Primary School is a vibrant and multi-ethnic school in West Auckland. They required funding to install a full colour LED display sign at the school’s entrance, so they can communicate important messages to the community.
Granted
$16,150
Waitakere Hindi

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School focus on teaching the Hindi language by promoting and developing the primary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They required funding to continue their shows, to help students develop their skills and confidence.
Granted
$2,500
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Bay Olympic Soccer Club

Bay Olympic Soccer & Sports Club is the largest in West Auckland, with around 3,000 members from a wide range of cultures and age groups. They secured funding for 4 portable goals, as well as two gazebos to use during tournaments.
Granted
$13,455
St John

The Order of St John Northern Regional Trust Board

The Order of St John is a dynamic organisation that provides ambulance services, first aid training, and care-based community programmes. They required funding to upgrade three West Auckland ambulance stations to ensure staff have the facilities they need.
Granted
$90,140
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Kelston Boys High School

Kelston Boys High School provides a stimulating and safe learning environment tailored to meet the developmental needs of boys. They needed funding to replace the astroturf and surrounding fencing so it can continue to be used by students and the community.
Granted
$57,740
Lupesina

Lupesina O Samoa Trust

Lupesina Aoga Amata Preschool is a centre that endorses the Samoan language through verbal and written communication, songs, dancing and stories. They sought funding for a number of classroom items to help them provide a state-of-the-art educational experience.
Granted
$9,050
Community Waitakare

Community Waitakere Charitable Trust for He Tohu Aroha

Community Waitakere Charitable Trust for He Tohu Aroha works with whanau and community members on their journey of recovery from addiction. They sought funding for a new van, trailer and irrigation system to help continue their garden therapy programme.
Granted
$13,710
Big Buddy

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust

Big Buddy is a free, professionally-run mentoring service that trains male volunteers from the community to become mentors. They secured funding for their West Auckland coordinators who recruit, screen, and train male volunteers to mentor fatherless boys.
Granted
$20,905
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Child Cancer Foundation Incorporated

Child Cancer Foundation provides strength and comfort to families, parents and children impacted by child cancer. They required funding for a pilot programme of specialist providers delivering counselling services to friends and whanau of children with cancer.
Granted
$22,380
Massey Matters

Massey Matters

Massey Matters works and connects with local residents, community groups, businesses and agencies, creating opportunities to make Massey an even better place to live. They needed funding for a community van to help more people participate in community events and activities.
Granted
$16,785
Well Foundation

Well Foundation

The Well Foundation is the official charity supporting Waitemata District Health Board (Waitakere Hospital). They sought funding for a new Mobile Health Clinic that will provide dental health services and community health links to at-risk children and families in West Auckland.
Granted
$116,010
Piha Surf Life Saving

Piha Surf Life Saving Club

Piha Surf Life Saving Club look after visitor safety at one of the most popular patrolled beaches in New Zealand. To serve the community better, they required funding for essential equipment. This includes a new Rescue Boat Trailer, a Tractor to move equipment such as rescue boats, surf boats and the patrol tower, Resuscitation Manikins for training, Rescue Tubes for Lifesaving and Hand Held Radio Batteries for reliable rescue communications.
Granted
$31,020
West Auckland Hospice

West Auckland Hospice

Hospice West Auckland provides Specialist Palliative Care and support at no cost to the people of West Auckland, during terminal or life-limiting illness. They needed funding to purchase a new vehicle to help keep their team on the road and provide their specialist services.
Granted
$40,000
Auckland Land Search

Auckland Land Search and Rescue

Auckland Land Search and Rescue is a volunteer organisation that assists the Police in searches for missing people. They required funding to replace radio equipment with a precise GPS functionality so search areas can be recorded more accurately.
Granted
$20,005
Titirangi Badminton Club

Titirangi Badminton Club

Titirangi Badminton Club is the home of badminton in beautiful Titirangi. They used Million Dollar Mission funding to upgrade the lighting on their courts to be more energy efficient and easier to maintain, which will make a huge difference to their club.
Granted
$11,010
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Generation Ignite Trust

Generation Ignite is a grass-roots trust based in New Lynn that’s passionate about connecting and inspiring young people. They sought funding for their community youth group called GI Youth, a hands-on approach to working with young people in the community.
Granted
$35,090
Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre aims to make art accessible to the whole of West Auckland. They required funding for a new van so they can safely and reliably transport young people to arts opportunities in Waitakere.
Granted
$33,510
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YMCA of Auckland

YMCA of Auckland has something for everyone – from youth development programmes through to fitness facilities and local sports leagues for all ages. They required funding to upgrade their basketball and stadium equipment to meet the growing recreational needs of West Auckland.
Granted
$35,005
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Fair Food Trust

Fair Food is a forward-thinking food rescue and redistribution charity that feeds over 2500 people per week, through 50 social agencies. They sought funding to purchase a mix of chilled and dry containers to support their expansion plans and help serve more of West Auckland.
Granted
$33,355
Auckland Swimming

Auckland Swimming Association

The Auckland Swimming Association is responsible for the development and encouragement of competitive swimming throughout Auckland. They required funding to replace the Westwave Aquatic Centre scoreboard with one that will last in the demanding pool environment.
Granted
$44,995
Massey Athletic Club

Massey Athletic Club

Massey Athletic Club is based in the picturesque Moire Park. The club is committed to the health and safety of its members and spectators, and required a discus cage to help keep competitors safe during competitions.
Granted
$1,500
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Waitakere Badminton Association

Waitakere Badminton Association is located on Royal Road in Massey and has 12 badminton courts. They sought funding to upgrade their 35-year old kitchen which is used to cater for members and visitors during tournaments.
Granted
$30,000
Kelston Girls College

Kelston Girls College

Kelston Girls' College, the only state school for girls in West Auckland, respects the community's rich diversity and empowers young women. They needed funding to repair the drainage of their sports fields, which floods and becomes unusable after heavy rain.
Granted
$25,580
Te Kura Marae

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Hoani Waititi Marae

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Hoani Waititi Marae offers a tikanga based education that provides youth with guidance, skills and knowledge. They sought funding for two Waka Ama boats, so more of the community can get involved.
Granted
$39,555
Leataata

Leataata O Tupulaga Preschool

Leataata O Tupulaga Preschool is a community-based preschool focused on helping children grow up to be confident, healthy, and ready for school. They required funding for gym equipment to complement their programme focused on good food choices and exercise.
Granted
$16,705
French Bay Yacht Club

French Bay Yacht Club

French Bay Yacht Club is is focused on providing affordable opportunities for local people of all ages, including children, to learn how to sail and become involved in sailing. They were looking to purchase four training boats to use on their Learn to Sail programmes.
Granted
$14,905
Bay Roskill Vikings

Bay Roskill Sports Club

Bay Roskill Sports club is the home of The Vikings Rugby League team. They required funding for a range of new kitchen appliances to prepare food to sell in their tuckshop, and feed the players and supporters at after-match functions.
Granted
$11,660
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StarJam Charitable Trust

StarJam is a non-profit organisation that empowers young New Zealanders with disabilities through music and performance. They required funding to run their weekly workshops and to compensate their top-level tutors, so young people get the incredible experience they deserve.
Granted
$7,505
Zeal

Zeal Education Trust

Zeal supports vulnerable and marginalised young people to overcome hardship, build resilience and positively influence their communities. They need funding to improve their facility so more young people can take part.
Granted
$41,380
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Sport Waitakere

Sport Waitakere is dedicated to making a difference through sport and recreation in West Auckland. They required support to provide lower decile schools with essential sports equipment allowing children to develop motor skills and form habits of a healthy lifestyle.
Granted
$43,445
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Kids Safe With Dogs Charitable Trust

Kids Safe With Dogs Charitable Trust aims to reduce dog bites through their unique research-based education programme. They required funding for the printing of resources, and payments to top-level instructors so more kids are safe around dogs.
Granted
$5,760
Netball Waitakere

Netball Waitakere

Netball Waitakere organise netball for over 10,000 people each week during the winter season at Te Pai Courts. Their funding went towards purchasing scoreboards and countdown clocks to provide a better experience for all their players and volunteers.
Granted
$18,505
Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Corban Estate Arts Centre has a strong commitment to serving the arts and cultural needs of the young people of West Auckland. They needed funding to expand the Kākano Youth Arts Collective, which aims to reduce graffiti and crime in the Henderson-Massey area
Granted
$15,475
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Mt Albert Scout Group

Mt Albert Scout Group helps young people enjoy new adventures, experience the outdoors, gain confidence and reach their full potential. They required funding to upgrade their current facilities so they can offer the best scouting experience possible.
Granted
$19,095
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Western Quilters Circle

Western Quilters Circle makes and donates quilts to members of the community that need them most. They required funding for backing fabrics to complete the quilts, and to ensure the quilts are of the best possible quality.
Granted
$1,900
Zeal

Zeal Education Trust

Zeal Education Trust is a youth organisation helping vulnerable young people in the community. Zeal secured funding for their Henderson project, which builds positive youth engagement while ensuring young people get the support and services they need.
Granted
$50,000
Family Action

Family Action

Family Action provides a range of services for those who have experienced abuse, trauma, family and sexual violence. They were seeking funding for a safe outdoor play area so the children in refuge can adjust and feel settled more quickly.
Granted
$3,130
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VisionWest Community Trust

VisionWest Community Trust provides a range of services to the disadvantaged and vulnerable in the community. They require funding for a drop-in meeting place that will provide support and free food sourced from surpluses in the community.
Granted
$62,770
Family Action

Family Action

Family action is an organisation that provides counselling, refuge and social work outreach to women and families experiencing family or sexual violence. They required funding for a fit-for-purpose vehicle to support their work with women who need refuge
Granted
$45,000
The Parenting Place

The Parenting Place

The Parenting place believes parents and children genuinely long for meaningful relationships. They were looking for funding to help West Auckland groups access their “Toolbox” programme and give parents the skills to make them even better.
Granted
$2,500
Well Foundation

Well Foundation

Well Foundation is committed to the wellbeing of West Auckland. They sought funding for a new Infant Transport Incubator to provide a reliable method of safely transporting premature and unwell babies between hospitals for important tests.
Granted
$100,020
Ymca Raise Up

YMCA of Auckland

The Massey Raise Up crew is a committee of young volunteers who initiate, plan and organise a range of activities, workshops and events for local youth. Their funding helped create a youth-focused space for young people to study and learn, connect and interact.
Granted
$38,375