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Community Grants

Want to make change in your community?

Our Pūtea Hapori or Community Grants support a social movement of Kiwis who actively challenge mental distress discrimination.

The Community Grants enable this by funding both creative projects (such as art exhibitions, books and murals) and community projects (such as events, workshops and sports days) that build a movement to make Aotearoa a kinder, fairer and more inclusive place for people who live with mental distress or illness.

Our winning projects – which are each awarded up to $10,000 in funding – challenge negative stereotypes around mental distress and help our communities, workplaces, whānau, iwi and hapū become more accepting and less judgmental. A total funding pool of $90,000 is available.

This year, the Grants will open on Monday, 16 March and close on Thursday, 30 April at 5pm.

Tū Ake, Tū Māia and stand up for those of us with mental distress by applying for a 2020 Pūtea Hapori or Community Grant today!

For any questions, please email: 
Gina Giordani
communitygrants@mentalhealth.org.nz.

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Community Grants

Ngāti Whātua Volcanoes' project: Youngies vs. Oldies Netball Day

Youngies vs. Oldies Netball Day, an intergenerational Māori netball event, was funded... Read more

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Ivan's project: "You Are Not Alone"

You Are Not Alone is a video and poster campaign produced by... Read more

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Community Grants 2018

Joshua's project: "Odd Daphne"

Odd Daphne is a cake-smashing stage play which confronts mental distress myths... Read more

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Daniel's project: "Breathe"

Breathe, a stage play about experiencing psychosis, was funded by a 2018... Read more