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The Lion Foundation - November News

The Lion Foundation - November News


2012-11-28

$5,029,242 has been returned this month to local communities across New Zealand by The Lion Foundation. The Foundation's broad based funding approach provides funds more widely than any other trust in the country across the categories of Sport, Health, Education and Community, which includes The Arts, Heritage, Culture and the Environment. The Lion Foundation receives hundreds of applications each month from Kiwis who are making a positive difference in their community.

Notable grants this month include support for Coastguard Wanaka Lakes towards purchase of a dedicated Rescue Vehicle to work on Lakes Wanaka & Hawea, towards extension and upgrade of Russell Wharf, for junior training boards for Fitzroy Surf Lifesaving Club, for new junior representative uniforms for boys' and girls' teams of Waikato Softball Association and finally towards replacing rotten boards and painting of the exterior of Central Southland Toy Library.

The Lion Foundation may be able to help your community group make a difference too. Feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more.


The Lion Foundation - October Update
2012-10-31

$5,322,681 has been returned this month to local communities across New Zealand by The Lion Foundation. The Foundation's broad based funding approach provides funds more widely than any other trust in the country across the categories of Sport, Health, Education and Community, which includes The Arts, Heritage, Culture and the Environment. The Lion Foundation receives hundreds of applications each month from Kiwis who are making a positive difference in their community.

Notable grants this month included support for Coromandel Resuce Helicopter to build a purpose built hangar and crew accommodation facility in Whitianga, towards resurfacing of the kart track at Eastern Bay of Plenty Kart Club, the purchase of a Dialysis Machine for the Wellington Region Kidney Society and finally towards painting the interior of the Tinwald War Memorial Hall in Ashburton.

The Lion Foundation may be able to help your community group make a difference too. Feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more.


Lion sees more at Middlemore...not only in detail, but in the numbers seen.
2012-10-31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tMUgTWM56o&feature=player_embedded


The Lion Foundation - August & September Update
2012-09-28

$6,991,221 has been returned in August and September to local communities across New Zealand by The Lion Foundation. The Foundation's broad based funding approach provides funds more widely than any other trust in the country across the categories of Sport, Health, Education and Community, which includes The Arts, Heritage, Culture and the Environment. The Lion Foundation receives hundreds of applications each month from Kiwis who are making a positive difference in their community.

Notable grants for the last two months include support towards the repair of St Paul's Anglican Church in Christchurch, track construction costs for Whangamata BMX Club, car park sealing for the new Paroa Playcentre and finally purchase of defibrillators for Upper Hutt Community Rescue.

The Lion Foundation may be able to help your community group make a difference too. Feel free to contact us if you would like to find out more.


New Coast Guard Plane
2012-02-09

http://www.3news.co.nz/New-hi-tech-search-plane-will-help-save-lives---Coastguard/tabid/309/articleID/239459/Default.aspx


Raising Children in New Zealand
2011-10-04

The Lion Foundation is delighted to be a principle supporter of Raising Children in New Zealand, now available on DVD and through TVNZ 7.


$5 Million Lion Foundation Emergency Relief
2011-02-24

The Lion Foundation has confirmed $5 million of additional support for the people of Christchurch.

The Lion Foundation will continue to support Canterbury in its normal manner subject to the availability of funds. The additional funding is given on behalf of The Lion Foundation and all of its venue operators across New Zealand and is unprecedented in our 25 years of community support.


The Lion Foundation welcome debate but call for greater balance
2010-11-23

The proposed Gambling Harm Reduction Bill that will soon be put to a conscience vote in Parliament, will bring debate on the pros and cons of the Community Gaming Model that operates in New Zealand.

The Lion Foundation welcomes this debate as it is clear from what has been proposed, that there is widespread lack of understanding about the Community Gaming Sector and significant imbalance in the information being circulated.


Cancer society nurses get helping hand
2010-08-10

The Cancer Society Auckland wishes to acknowledge The Lion Foundation for their very valuable grant of $450,000 in support of the Liaison Nursing Service.


Onewhero rural fire force training facilities receive lion foundation support
2010-04-20

The Onewhero Volunteer Rural Fire Force is growing alongside the local population, and with that comes a need to upsize training facilities for its increasing number of volunteers – thanks to a grant from The Lion Foundation, these training facilities are now on track to be completed.


Land search and rescue gets boost from the lion foundation
2010-03-30

More than 300 New Zealanders were rescued in the last year from caves, cliffs, river corridors and other outdoor areas, thanks to New Zealand Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR). The Lion Foundation is helping continue this vital service by issuing a grant for valuable volunteer equipment.


Lion Foundation grant delivers new mountain bike trails for bluff
2010-02-10

Locals and tourists alike will soon be enjoying 10 kilometres of new mountain bike trails at Bluff Hill in Southland, with the construction of the new trails helped by a recent grant from The Lion Foundation.


Five million dollars in five years to kidz first children's hospital and south Auckland health initiatives
2010-02-09

The Lion Foundation has recently been recognised for reaching a significant milestone – a total of $5 million donated to Kidz First Children’s Hospital and other major South Auckland Health Foundation initiatives over the last five years.


Kiwi youth hit water thanks to Lion Foundation
2010-01-29

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Youth Training Programme has received a much needed boost thanks to The Lion Foundation.

A recent grant from The Lion Foundation for $200,000 has assisted the organisation with the purchase of a replacement fleet of ten Elliott 7 metre yachts for its youth training programme.


Lion Foundation grant boost puts muscular dystrophy association on the road
2010-01-29

Thanks to a $24,000 grant from The Lion Foundation, the Wellington branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has purchased a vehicle enabling them to travel further afield to support people suffering from neuromuscular disease.


Rescue baby on her way home
2010-01-12

Seven weeks after her birth onboard the Lion Foundation Eastland Rescue Helicopter, baby Rererangi Reuben-Poi has been given the all-clear to go home to Hicks Bay.

The now five-pound, seven-ounce little girl earned her name Rererangi – Maori for flying in the sky – after she arrived two months premature on a rescue helicopter flight from Hicks Bay to Gisborne Hospital.


Jonny Gritt joins The Lion Foundation in the key role of Grants & Marketing GM
2009-12-23

The Lion Foundation is delighted and honoured to announce that Jonny Gritt will be joining the organisation in the key role of Grants & Marketing GM.


The Lion Foundation celebrates $500 million milestone with volunteer fire brigade
2009-12-15

The Lion Foundation has recently achieved a major milestone – our combined funding to community groups, since our inception over 24 years ago, has passed the $500 million mark.


Plunket gets helping hand to keep Kiwi families strong
2009-12-14

New Zealand families have better access to support at Plunket Family Centres through a recent national grant from The Lion Foundation.

Seven Plunket areas – Auckland, Canterbury, Counties Manukau, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu/Wanganui, and Northland - shared in the $500,000 grant which went towards helping improve services in Family Centres around the country.


Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme students win on world stage
2009-12-14

Exporting carpets to Egypt may seem a challenging business proposition to some, but for two New Zealand students it delivered a prestigious international title and $4000 US dollars in prize money.


Northcote Tavern celebrates 20 years
2009-12-13

The Northcote Tavern on Auckland’s North Shore is celebrating an outstanding achievement – venue operators Billy and Kim Milne been in the Tavern for over 20 years.


Surf Life Saving Taranaki hits the road
2009-12-01

Surf Life Saving (SLS) in Taranaki has received a boost with a new vehicle funded by The Lion Foundation.

Our recent $20,000 grant has enabled SLS Taranaki to purchase a vehicle to help transport resources for its Beach Education programme, which over 3,500 local children participate in annually.


The Lion Foundation and Perry Foundation to merge
2009-11-16

Increased funding for New Zealand's community groups will result from the merger of two of the country's leading charitable trusts - The Lion Foundation and Perry Foundation.


The Lion Foundation rejects Department of Internal Affairs' claims
2009-11-10

The Lion Foundation rejects the Department of Internal Affairs' claims of involvement in any "scheme" associated with the funding of four Northern Harness Racing Clubs.


The Lion Foundation supports Northland sports club upgrade
2009-10-20Eastern United Rugby & Sports Club's mission is to provide a fun, safe and social sporting atmosphere for its members and the community - and a recent grant from The Lion Foundation is helping with this aim.

Gisborne's Active Mokopuna Programme gets boost from The Lion Foundation
2009-10-01Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti's Active Mokopuna Programme will continue to help with fundamental skill development and healthy eating practices of pre-school children thanks to the support of The Lion Foundation.

Whakatane Rowing Club to enjoy new resources
2009-09-14

Whakatane Rowing Club is looking forward to a special summer with a new boatshed and equipment valued at $45,000 – thanks to The Lion Foundation.


Kawerau WoodFest 2009
2009-09-14WoodFest 2009 is set to be a huge hit when it takes place in Kawerau on 11 to 13 September 2009, with the National Woodskills Competition one of the event's highlights.

Mangere Bridge Playcentre receives upgrade with Lion Foundation support
2009-09-11Mangere Bridge Playcentre will continue to provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment for its community of families thanks to the support of The Lion Foundation.

Edgecumbe College students receive sporting boost
2009-08-31Equipment, uniforms and transport are important, yet costly, elements of sports participation however a recent Lion Foundation grant means Edgecumbe College can continue to provide its students with plenty of opportunities to enjoy sport.

Selmes Garden Trust team to continue to do what they love
2009-08-03

A lifeline from The Lion Foundation has enabled Blenheim’s Selmes Garden Trust to continue to provide full time employment for up to a dozen disabled people.

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