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.

51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Karekare V1

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club Inc

Karekare Surf Club ensures visitors can swim, surf, fish, and play safely at this wild West Coast beach. They need funding to put towards finishing their new lifesaving facility and community centre, that will be utilised by the club’s members and people living in the wider area.
Granted
$68,185
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Owairaka District School

Owairaka District school provides quality education to a multicultural student base in a positive environment. They would like to cover their outdoor learning area to increase the amount of shade available for students.
Granted
$27,000
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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
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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
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Oratia United Sports Club

The OUAFC focusses on the encouragement of people in the greater community to play and be involved in sports. To create a warm and welcoming all-weather facility, they need new furniture, an oven, and other soft furnishings to bring their clubrooms up to a modern and clean standard.
Granted
$15,565
Piha Surf Life Saving

United North Piha Lifeguard Service Inc.

United North Piha Lifeguards patrol North Piha beach to protect the lives of swimmers. They’d like the redevelopment of their clubhouse to be completed, to encourage existing and new volunteer members to stay at the beach, and enable the club to deliver extended patrolling services.
Granted
$35,525
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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EcoMatters Environment Trust

EcoMatters support the community with knowledge and tools to restore nature, reduce waste, ride and fix bikes, and live more sustainably. They need funding to increase their vehicle fleet to transport bikes from site to site, collect donated bikes, and transport equipment to pop up events.
Granted
$23,230
Waitakere Hindi

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School

Waitakere Hindi Language and Cultural School teach the Hindi language by promoting and developing the primary skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They would like to upgrade their overall admin, office and event-related equipment.
Granted
$15,000
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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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UpsideDowns Education Trust

UpsideDowns provides speech and language therapy to children with Down syndrome. They require funding to help cover the costs associated with providing these kids in West Auckland with their best chance to learn to read, write, speak, or sign.
Granted
$15,000
Badmington Waitakare

Waitakere Badminton Association Incorporated

Waitakere Badminton are dedicated to promoting and facilitating the sport of badminton throughout West Auckland. They require security upgrades to their premises to make sure the facilities and their players are kept safe at all times.
Granted
$25,000
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Waterview School

Waterview School is focused on nurturing students to become confident, connected, and actively involved lifelong learners. They would like funding for a new swimming pool so students can learn vital swimming skills and safety around water.
Granted
$21,955
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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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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
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Bay Olympic V1

Bay Olympic Soccer and Sports Association Incorporated

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 are seeking funding to upgrade their facilities including heat pumps, dishwasher, and security system.
Granted
$33,950
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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
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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
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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Bellyful West Auckland

Bellyful cooks and delivers meals to families with newborn babies or young children who have little or no support. They need help with the production costs like food, containers, labels, cleaning supplies and a range of other items.
Granted
$6,000
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
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West City Band Incorporated

West City Band is a community band consisting of volunteers who perform at various events throughout Auckland. They would like to purchase a custom-built furniture trailer to transport large percussion instruments from the rehearsal venue to their storage unit.
Granted
$20,000
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New Windsor School

New Windsor School is growing confident learners through respect, responsibility and self-belief. They’d like to improve learning outside the classroom by improving and brightening their outdoor area with educational and fun markings.
Granted
$22,425
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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
Ranui Community Centre

Ranui Community Centre

The Ranui Community Centre is a place for people to learn and connect. They need new tables so people of all ages can take part in classes and events. With these new additions they’ll be able to run more afterschool programmes, helping the community as a whole.
Granted
$9,490
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Avondale Intermediate School

Avondale Intermediate is focused on nurturing the skills required for a lifetime of learning, problem-solving, decision making, and collaboration. They would like to extend their Sustainable Futures programme by purchasing two shipping containers complete with joining shelter.
Granted
$8,075
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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
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Henderson Intermediate School

Henderson Intermediate is a school that enables students to flourish and grow. They would like to enrich their students’ sporting abilities and talents by purchasing new sports equipment and upgrading their van to transport teams and parents to events.
Granted
$45,000
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The Scout Association of New Zealand - Iona Cub Pack

The Iona Cub Pack helps young people enjoy new adventures, experience the outdoors, gain confidence and reach their full potential. They would like two new sewing machines to help kids learn to sew, repair clothes, and make their own garments.
Granted
$720
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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Auckland Rowing Performance Centre Incorporated

The ARPC encourages athletes to continue in the sport beyond their school environment by participating in development programmes. They would like to purchase four new Row Better machines to help athletes train in a more professional environment.
Granted
$6,835
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Netball Waitakere Incorporated

Netball Waitakere caters for over 520 Winter League teams and 170 Summer League teams in the West Auckland and Waitakere region. Their goalposts need new pads to comply with new safety regulations.
Granted
$8,000
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Kelston Girls College

Kelston Girls College fosters a diverse community and empowers young woman to achieve. They would like a new van to transport sporting teams to events and tournaments.
Granted
$10,745
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Titirangi Primary School V1

Titirangi Primary School

Titirangi Primary’s core focus is to inspire every learner and help them succeed. Their 1960s pool requires urgent attention so it can stay open. A working pool is of vital importance to help the students learn to swim in a safe environment and feel confident around water.
Granted
$25,000
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Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust

Plunket is NZ's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. They would like funding to produce more Back 4 School Check (B4SC) packs, which include a lunch box, a raincoat, a sun hat, and a rash vest.
Granted
$20,955
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Marist Rugby League Football Club Incorporated

Marist is dedicated to creating a Rugby League club that’s accessible to the whole community. They need a new roof for their clubrooms, as well as an upgrade to their kitchen, toilets, main floor area, and storage to help turn their building into a ‘Community Hub’.
Granted
$25,310
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
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Ranui Baptist V1

Ranui Baptist Community Care

Ranui Baptist Community Care enables people to be a positive influence in their community by providing services to local residents. They would like comfortable, sturdy, café chairs and heat pumps for the large activity hall.
Granted
$23,250
Hobsonville Yacht Club

Hobsonville Yacht Club

For over 30 years the Hobsonville Yacht Club have been committed to making the sport of sailing accessible to everyone. They would like to purchase some new boats for teaching children how to sail, ones that are extremely tough but require minimal maintenance.
Granted
$30,365
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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
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
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Mphs Community Trust V1

MPHS Community Trust

MPHS Youth Studio improves the well-being of West Auckland’s local young people through providing a safe space to create. They require funding to continue their programmes and the equipment used during these times.
Granted
$20,140
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Victim Support Waitakere

Victim Support is a volunteer organisation that provides a free 24/7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma. They need funding to hold specialised family harm training so volunteers can provide expert services to victims.
Granted
$3,840
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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Waitakere BMX Club

The Waitakere BMX Club is a sporting group focused on creating a fun and friendly environment for all members. They need track upgrades that will allow them to hold National BMX events, giving West Auckland huge exposure in the BMX community.
Granted
$60,540
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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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Kelston Boys High School

Kelston Boys High School provides a stimulating and safe learning environment that encourages full participation. They require a 12-seater van to transport students to and from class trips, sports venues and competitions, as well as community work undertaken by the Services academy.
Granted
$18,850
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Waitakere City Association Football and Sports Club Incorporated

Waitakere City FC helps provide development pathways for players to progress to the highest level. To accommodate their membership growth, the club’s kitchen needs a complete overhaul, allowing healthier options to be served to players and spectators.
Granted
$25,000
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Te Atatu Penninsula Community Trust V1

Te Atatu Peninsula Community Trust

The Te Atatu Peninsula Community Trust provides resources to help meet the social, emotional, and spiritual and needs of the community. They require new items for their community kitchen so members can cook, share and connect with each other.
Granted
$9,055
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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
Life Education Trust

Life Education Trust Auckland West

Life Education is focused on helping students understand how decisions they make today can affect their future health and well-being. They require a new Harold costume as well as funding to pay for administration costs.
Granted
$13,500
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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Glen Eden Bowling Club

The Glen Eden Bowling Club provides a place to play, socialise and get fit. Their old, worn-out air conditioning unit needs replacing with a more energy efficient one. This will not only reduce power bills but will make the clubhouse more comfortable and inviting for members.
Granted
$11,040
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Project Litefoot Trust

Project Litefoot is an organisation led by top sportspeople who make changes in their life to become more sustainable. They would like energy efficient materials to install in clubs across West Auckland to help them save money, and educate their members on living a greener lifestyle.
Granted
$5,015
51243 Million Dollar Mission Finalist Logos 360X283 Rotary Henderson V1

Rotary Club of Henderson Charitable Trust

The Rotary Club of Henderson prides itself on being a fun, vibrant, interesting club full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They would like to run a workshop for Year 12 students to help them make good choices when they start to drive independently or are travelling with novice drivers
Granted
$19,300
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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
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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Henderson North School

Henderson North School is helping West Auckland children be safe, respectful, friendly, and responsible. They need to upgrade their hall kitchen with a new stove, dishwasher and ventilation unit, so they can cater events more efficiently and join the Garden to Table programme.
Granted
$29,915
Glen Eden Tennis Club

Glen Eden Tennis Club Inc

The Glen Eden Tennis Club has been going strong for over 90 years, and offer something for everyone. They’d like to replace their rusting roof and broken guttering, so they can continue to provide a quality environment for their members.
Granted
$19,520
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Peninsula Primary School

Peninsula Primary is committed to delivering high-quality and balanced education within a unique part of Auckland. They would like to install a canopy over their courts to provide a protected environment for children during the summer months.
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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Playhouse Theatre Incorporated

The Playhouse Theatre provides an opportunity for creative, aspirational theatre in an inclusive and welcoming environment. They would like funding to hire the theatre, sound equipment, lighting rigs, and marketing for their next production.
Granted
$14,400
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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
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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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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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Friends of Oakley (Te Auaunga) Creek Incorporated

Friends of Oakley Creek are working to ensure the stream and its surrounds are protected and restored to their full ecological potential. They would like to employ a specialist arborist team to fell a set of longstanding weed trees to make way for native tree planting.
Granted
$9,130
Waitakere College

Waitakere College

Waitakere College focuses on teaching the three pillars of learning, caring and respect. They require new football goals as the current ones are falling apart, and a new scoreboard to run sporting events more professionally.
Granted
$16,500
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Chaucer School Board of Trustees

Chaucer School is focused on the principles of respect, responsibility, safety and effort. They would like a play space that caters for children of varying needs, abilities and interests, including disabilities of all kinds.
Granted
$36,465
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Youthline Auckland Charitable trust

Youthline offers support services and positive role models to encourage, motivate and inspire young people to reach their full potential. They require funding to cover the costs involved in providing a free crisis helpline support to youth and their families in West Auckland.
Granted
$10,000
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
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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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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
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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The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society Inc

The WRPS exists solely to protect and preserve the Waitakere Ranges. They require funding to continue their strong advocacy role in making a difference to West Auckland by further protecting the Waitakere Ranges’ biodiverse, environmental, and aesthetic values.
Granted
$5,655
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Camp Quality New Zealand - Auckland Northland Region

Camp Quality are dedicated to running camps where fun, friendship, and a can-do culture inspires children living with cancer. They require funding for transport, accommodation, and activities during their free, week-long summer camps.
Granted
$10,500
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Literacy Waitakere

Literacy Waitakere provides tutoring to adults with few or no school qualifications who want to improve reading, writing, spelling, numeracy or computer skills. They require funding to continue their free and accessible programmes that promote a range of literacy skills in adults.
Granted
$13,445
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Coastguard Northern Region Incorporated

Coastguard Northern Region looks after the people enjoying the region’s harbours, gulfs, and beaches. They would like to provide West Auckland and greater Auckland communities with peace of mind by building a new vessel that can withstand the conditions of the Manukau Harbour.
Granted
$34,390
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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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Laingholm Kindergarten

Laingholm Kindergarten inspires happy, healthy, confident minds, supporting children as they learn through play. They would like to install a Green House, Water Fountain, Vertical Wall garden and retractable hose to support their sustainability goals.
Granted
$21,355