You voted. We gave back.

In March 2017 West Auckland voted and we gave back $1,000,000 to 30 well deserving community groups in our first ever Million Dollar Mission.  

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

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
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
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
Badmington Waitakare

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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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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
Scow

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Karekare Sflc

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 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
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
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
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
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
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