New Zealand Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS

Supporting Charitable & non-for-profit organisations in NZ – including Effective Altruism NZ, Hagar New Zealand, Bright Hope World, World Vision NZ, Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, Tear Fund NZ, and Unicef NZ.

Social Housing in NZ – In 2019 we purchased a property in Auckland for use as social housing. This property is leased to Bays Community Housing Trust for use as social housing.

Fundraising Ideas Website – a Fundraising Ideas website (www.fundraisingideas.org.nz) is maintained by the trust. Currently, work is underway to transfer this website to a new domain – www.fri.org.nz.

PAST PROJECTS

JustTalk – Justice focused speech competition for students in intermediate and high schools.

Unicycles in Schools – The trust has been loaning unicycles to NZ schools for more than 10 years. Learning how to ride a unicycle is an exciting challenge for students, and succeeding at it can increase students self-esteem.

Te Reo Maori Resources – In 2012 the trust supplied free copies of the game Discover NZ – translated into Te Reo M?ori – to M?ori language immersion schools.

Youth Education – The trust financially supports alternative education programmes for at-risk youth in NZ. Recently, the trust funded the purchase of a kayak for one of these programmes.

Youth Ministry – Kings Trust has supported the local youth groups in Devonport, Auckland; and Christian ministry at local schools. In 2005 & 2007, Kings Trust ran the Quest video series (produced by YFC Canada, narrated by Phil Cann) at a local high school in Auckland.

House Churches – The trust supported house churches in New Zealand, and ran two websites to help them – www.edgenet.org.nz and the NZ House Church Directory website.

Christian Ministry – The trust was involved in other areas of Christian Ministry. For example, supporting the Christian Deaf Community (e.g. by assisting in a project to translate the Jesus Film into NZ Sign Language, and also in the provision of other teaching resources in NZSL). In 2006 providing free copies of “Finding Faith” books to prisons around NZ.

Finding Faith Books – We embarked on a project to get a strategic book into each of the approximately 300 public libraries in NZ.  “Finding Faith” by Brian McLaren was chosen as the central book to give to the libraries.

Other New Zealand Projects – Directory for other charitable work done in NZ

Donations to many charitable and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand, including ECPAT, Special Olympics, Porirua Living without Violence, and Lost Hope Restored have been made by the trust.