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  • Over $1.3 million for Canterbury kids to get a ‘good start’ to their school years

    21 August, 2019

    Over $1.3 million has been approved by Rātā Foundation, across two innovative and complementary education projects, which will see school entrants getting a ‘good start’ to their school years.

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  • New Brighton Rugby Football Club rooms to undergo much-needed revamp

    18 January, 2019

    New Brighton is on its way to becoming a sporting ‘hub’ as plans to rejuvenate the New Brighton Rugby Football Club rooms get the green light. The club rooms, at Rāwhiti Domain, will receive a makeover with the help of a $200,000 grant from Rātā Foundation.

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  • Rātā Foundation grant gets Christchurch Coastal Pathway closer to finish line

    18 January, 2019

    The Christchurch Coastal Pathway is one step closer to being completed with a $200,000 grant from Rātā Foundation. The project, launched in 2012, is a 6.5km walking and cycling track that connects communities and offers a unique way to experience the stunning coastal environment.

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  • $9 million Impact Investment Announcement

    28 September, 2018

    We are pleased to announce our repurposed $9 million Local Ventures Fund will act as a vehicle for our new impact investment programme. Rātā Foundation has a putea or endowment which is currently sitting at over $600 million. The $9 million represents 1.5 percent of its total investments. Impact investing is a rapidly growing investment area internationally. We believe businesses focused on achieving a meaningful social and/or environmental impact are generally those at the frontier of disruptive social and environmental innovation and can be expected to outperform their traditional predecessors.

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