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Community Stories Ā mātou kōrero ā Hapori

Our aim is to form real and lasting partnerships with those we fund. 

Behind every grant is a great story.  We want to tell yours. To find more about how you can be involved contact our Communications Manager – tanya.bethell@ratafoundation.org.nz .

  • Ministry of inspiration

    The Ministry of Inspiration supports young people with high learning potential, along with their educators and families...

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  • The Chatham Islands Taiko Trust

    Established in 1998, the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust was originally created to conserve the endangered taiko as an...

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s premier mentoring programme, helping over 280,000 children worldwide to reach...

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  • Mistletoe Bay Trust

    The Mistletoe Bay Trust operates the acclaimed Mistletoe Bay Eco Village, located in the picturesque Queen Charlotte...

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  • Crossroads Youth with a Future

    Crossroads Youth with a Future (CYWF) is a charitable trust based in Aranui. They deliver programs that benefit the...

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  • Foundation for Youth Development – Marlborough

    Foundation for Youth Development Marlborough’s mission is to deliver programmes that are proven to bring positive...

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  • Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kaipupu Point is a small but prominent headland situated at the southern end of Queen Charlotte Sound, between Picton...

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  • Link Pathway Trust

    In 2003, local Linkwater residents developed a vision to create a series of pathways through public land in the...

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  • White Elephant Trust

    White Elephant Trust is an organisation set up ten years ago to help leadership opportunities in young people, and...

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  • Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust

    Over the past six years, the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails trust has developed over 170km of family friendly bike trails...

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  • Karanga Mai Young Parents College

    The college was developed on Kaiapoi High School grounds to enable teenage and young parents to continue their education...

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  • The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

    The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is a community-based initiative working to create a pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to...

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