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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 and community projects 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.

Our Community Grants are now closed for 2020.

You can read more about our winning projects below:
- 2019 Grant recipients projects
- 2018 Grant recipients projects

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

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Community Grants

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

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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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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Community Grants

Daniel's project: "Breathe"

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