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.

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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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
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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
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
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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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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
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The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust provides professional, efficient, emergency air services. They required funding to contribute to the payment of two new larger aircraft, allowing medical teams to more effectively and efficiently treat patients en-route to hospital.
Granted
$80,070
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
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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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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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
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
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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
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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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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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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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