OTHER NEW ZEALAND PROJECTS:

From 2010-2012, the Trust has supported a variety of projects in NZ including:

Supporting NZ Charities & not-for-profit oganisations:

Betterworld has made donations to many charitable and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand, including the following:

– ECPAT (Ending Child Prostitution & Trafficking) ($1,000 donated in 2012)
– Special Olympics ($2,700 donated in 2012)
– Wellington Rape Crisis Centre ($1,000 donated in 2012)
– Horowhenua Adult Literacy (over $2,000 donated in 2012)
– Lost Hope Restored ($5,000 donated in 2012). An NZ organisation “specialising in helping our south Pacific Neighbours.” They have projects in Tonga, Vanuatu & Fiji.
– Porirua Living Without Violence (over $4,500 donated in 2012)
– The Parenting Place  ($2,000 donated in 2012) – formerly Parents Inc.
– A Girl Called Hope ($1,500 donated in 2012). “A Girl Called Hope is a non–profit organisation working with young women who face life–controlling issues and behaviour, such as abuse, addictions, depression, eating disorders, self harm and unplanned pregnancy. ”
– Family Support Services (Homebuilders) (over $1,500 donated in 2012). “Homebuilders is a community service with a focus on families where children may be at risk.”
– William Colenso College (over $1,000 donated in 2012)
– Whangaparaoa Baptist Church
– St Pius X School
– Te Roopu O Wai Ora Charity (donated $2,800 in 2011 to buy a kayak for at-risk youth)
– Genesis Family Trust ($5,000 donated in 2010 towards its project to establish ‘geo-matrix’, a product designed for sale to generate charitable income).
– Camellia House (a refuge for survivors of domestic violence)
 NZ Down Syndrome Association
– The Stroke Foundation of NZ
– Haemophilia Foundation
– Kidney Kids Support Group
– The Burn Support Group Charitable Trust
– Koru Care Charitable Trust
– The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (Westpac Rescue)
– Ronald McDonald House Auckland
– Make-A-Wish New Zealand
– CanTeen
– Kids at Risk
– Save the Children (NZ)
– Special Olympics ($2,700 donated in 2012)
– Kiwi Family Trust – “Helping people to help themselves” (a charity that runs life skill courses throughout NZ)
– St John New Zealand

From 2013, Betterworld reduced the spread of grants being made to other organisations in NZ. This was partly due to the challenges of an ongoing and expensive IRD review, and also due to a decision to focus more directly on some specific charities and charitable activities.

Supporting Churches & Ministries in NZ:

The Trust has provided Church Health training, teaching & consulting to churches in NZ, and has taught strategic leadership to church leaders. It was been involved in charitable work with Auckland City Church (now called Equippers Church), Auckland City Training School and the Apostolic Church Movement of NZ (ACTS Churches).

Betterworld has done research into the breadth and depth of spirituality in NZ, and the current state of the Christian Church. Betterworld members have also engaged in discussions and theological debates with ministers & theologians from traditional church backgrounds.

Bettterworld has also supported the following Ministries in NZ:

– Laidlaw College ($1,000 donated in 2011 for the development of their Campus)
– Devonport Ministers Association (for Bible in Schools)
– Presbyterian Support
– Scripture Union (paying camp fees so that children who otherwise could not afford it have the opportunity to attend a Scripture Union camp)