What we fund

Moemoeā | Our vision

Enhanced Lives

To achieve our vision, we are sharpening our focus so that our funding has impact in these focus areas.


Hāpai te ōritetanga | Increased Equity

We will support approaches that achieve the aspirations of Māori and Pacific communities and address systemic and intergenerational inequalities in South Auckland and Northland. Children and young people will be our priority.

We will place importance on projects that:

  • achieve the aspirations of Māori
  • achieve the aspirations of Pacific communities
  • are based in South Auckland and Northland where evidence shows there is greatest opportunity to support Māori and Pacific communities to thrive
  • improve outcomes for Māori and Pacific children and young people
  • address issues that have created inequity and blocked opportunities.


Whakauru mai | Social Inclusion

We will support approaches that reduce discrimination, racism and social exclusion. Former refugees, new migrants, the Rainbow community and people with disabilities will be our priority.

We will place importance on projects that:

  • address the causes and impacts of exclusion
  • support people to participate in their communities
  • increase people’s sense of belonging
  • empower communities to determine their own successes
  • support better and fairer access to systems and services that support wellbeing


Whakahou taiao | Regenerative Environment

We will support holistic approaches that conserve, preserve and restore the natural environment in our region. Initiatives proposed by tangata whenua that connect social and environmental practices will be our priority.

We will place importance on projects that:

  • have a clear and positive impact on the relationship between environmental and community wellbeing
  • value, enable or are grounded in indigenous knowledge and environmental practices
  • take a holistic approach and address systemic issues
  • are community-led and place-based.


Hāpori awhina | Community Support

We will support participation in positive activities that support overall wellbeing and bring communities together, enhance skills and creativity, build a sense of pride.

We will place importance on projects that:

  • respond to community ideas and aspirations
  • support people, families and whānau to participate in positive and creative activities
  • enhance wellbeing by providing access to wrap-around support for those who need it most.


Tō Tātou Rautaki | Our Strategy [PDF]