Caption: Huringa Pai community fitness activation.

Over $117,000 was awarded to four community groups in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

The largest distribution of $83,000 went to Huringa Pai Charitable Trust towards their operational costs. Huringa Pai takes an inclusive, knowledge-based approach to healthy living, enabling their vision for whānau to live healthier and longer. The purpose is to support whānau from dying too young due to complications of type 2 diabetes and empower them with the knowledge to enable positive change.

The Tairāwhiti Multicultural Council (TMC) will receive $25,000 towards their annual project costs, including events and producing a photobook showcasing inspiring local migrant stories. TMC exists to ensure multicultural communities in Tairāwhiti have equitable access to services and resources and feel a sense of belonging to the region.

Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence was supported with $10,000 towards the Tataitia ra Matariki Festival, to be held at Uawa Domain on 14 July. The Matariki celebration will feature live music, food vendors, bouncy castles and arts and crafts from 11am – 2pm.

The Nest Collective (TNC) will receive $9,600 towards providing packs of baby and children’s essentials for whānau in need. As a registered charity, TNC works alongside community partners to distribute the packs through social workers, kaiāwhina, midwives and Tamariki Ora nurses.

The successful applications aligned with the Trust’s wellbeing framework, He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora, and each initiative will lead to meaningful outcomes for Tairāwhiti communities.

The next funding round for applications under $10,000 closes on 14 July, or for over $10,000 on 15 September. For more information on Trust distributions, funding resources and FAQs, visit Apply for funding.