We are very grateful of the support we receive from our community partners around New Zealand. They provide financial assistance to community services and projects that help us to work towards our aim of every child receiving the best possible start to life.
We’d like to acknowledge and thank all our community partners below. We love working with partners who are just as committed to families as we are. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a community partner with Plunket please email our team.
The Lion Foundation is a charitable gaming trust that exists to make funds available for any charitable, philanthropic or cultural purpose that offers real and lasting benefits to the community - large or small.
The Lion Foundation and Plunket have been in a partnership at a National level since 2009. A 2009 grant enabled an upgrade of services and resources in Plunket Family Centres in seven areas around New Zealand, and the two organisations have shared values about the importance of support for New Zealand children and families at a community level.
In 2010 the relationship grew to support all of the 18 Plunket areas with funding for additional support and education, including new car seats and extra home visiting support and services
The Lottery Grants Board’s mission is to enhance the well-being of New Zealanders and their communities. They have been a wonderful supporter of Plunket for a number of year, funding vital projects both locally and nationally.
The Lottery Grants Board have also partnered with us for an upcoming and exciting project which will transform the way we work with families in the future.
The Plunket Foundation is a stand alone Philanthropic Trust, established by Plunket with generous support from Karitane Products Society (KPS) Limited.
The mandate is simple:
To build an independent, sustainable, world class children’s endowment fund focused on helping New Zealand communities ‘Grow Great Kiwi Kids’ today, tomorrow, and into the future.
A total of seven prominent New Zealanders, all passionate about providing children with the best start in life, act as Trustees and sit on the Plunket Foundation Board which is co-chaired by Jillian Freidlander and Professor Richie Poulton.
The Tindall Foundation is a philanthropic family trust established in 1994 by Stephen and Margaret Tindall.
The guiding philosophy is to give a 'hand up' to New Zealanders in need which sits neatly with the objectives of Plunket. The Tindall Foundation has given ongoing dialogue and support to Plunket and is particularly encouraging of any collaborative work in the community with other child focussed organisations and initiatives.
The Karitane Products Services is a trust set up to support significant Plunket initiatives.
KPS Society and Family and Community services in the Ministry of Social Development continued to support Plunket through funding facilitation of courses.
From its modest beginnings in Dunedin in 1998, the Southern Trust has grown to be one of the top 5 gaming trusts in the country.
The Southern Trust has shown consistent support to numerous local initiatives across the country.
The Sargood Bequest supports community groups and individuals within New Zealand in the children & youth, cultural, sports & outdoors, educational and environmental areas.
Their focus is centered around access, participation and inspiration, and we are grateful for their help with our ‘Car Seats for Life’ programme which provides families in high deprivation areas with a suitable car seat for life, at no cost.
The Community Organisation Grants Scheme is run by the Department of Internal Affairs.
COGS is intended for community groups and voluntary groups within New Zealand who wish to receive funding to assist in achieving their goals and Plunket is an ongoing recipient on a variety of initiatives.
The Pelorus Trust is a charitable trust based in Wellington which raises funds for charitable, philanthropic and sporting purposes through the operation of gaming machines.
The Pelorus Trust have been a great support of our ‘Car Seats for Life’ programme which provides families in high deprivation areas with a suitable car seat for life, at no cost.
The Pelorus Trust have also partnered with us for an upcoming and exciting project which will transform the way we work with families in the future.
The Dorothy L Newman Charitable Trust have been a loyal supporter of Plunket for a number of years. In particularly they have helped us fund our ‘Car Seats for Life’ programme which provides families in high deprivation areas with a suitable car seat for life, at no cost.
Formed in 1949, Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) is the umbrella organisation for the water safety sector in Aotearoa. WSNZ is a membership based collective comprising 36 member organisations, one of which is Plunket. WSNZ works to reduce the high number of Kiwis who lose their lives or are injured in the water each year.
Plunket works closely with WSNZ to educate families and whanau about drowning prevention and steps they can take that will ultimately reduce the number of children under 5 who lose their lives or are injured in the water.