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Todd Grants Benefit New Zealand Youth

4 June 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Todd Grants Benefit New Zealand Youth

New Zealand’s young people will benefit from $385,800 funding of 15 organisations providing youth-related services announced by the Todd Foundation today.

The grants are part of the Foundation’s first funding round for 2002 which total $584,000, including four Todd Centenary Awards and six annual Scholarship Awards for Excellence.

“Through the General Fund, we have again focused on programmes that promote education, and enhance the health and wellbeing of our young people,” said the Chairman of the Foundation, John Todd. The Foundation will have a second funding round for general grants later in the year.

Four Todd Centenary Awards have also been announced for the year:

- $40,000 to the 2020 Communication Trust to develop multilingual training resources for Computers-In-Homes families.

- $40,000 to the Eastwoodhill Trust to develop a new visitor centre, refreshment area and office complex for Eastwoodhill Arboretum.

- $40,000 to the Kidz Hotel Trust, Wellington, towards a new accommodation and learning facility for children visiting New Zealand's capital city.

- $30,000 to the Order of St John, Central Region, towards the purchase of two defibrillators for their Palmerston North ambulance service.

The Foundation has also announced its annual Scholarship Awards for Excellence. A total of $48,400 has been awarded to six graduates for projects in Ecological Studies, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - Medical, Structural Engineering - Earthquake Research, Animal Science and Conservation - Native Forests.

ENDS

[Lists of grants attached: General Fund, Awards for Excellence.]

Centenary Fund

2020 Communications Trust 40,000 To develop multilingual training resources for Computers-In-Homes families

Wellington National

Eastwoodhill Trust Board 40,000 To develop a new visitor centre, refreshment area and office complex at Eastwoodhill Arboretum Ngatapa (Gisborne) National facility located in Gisborne area

Kidz Hotel Trust 40,000 Towards a new accommodation and learning facility for parties of children visiting New Zealand's Capital City. Wellington Located in Wellington for NZ-wide visitors

Order of St John Central Regional 30,000 Towards the purchase of two defibrillators for their Palmerston North ambulance service

Palmerston North Manawatu

Total: $150,000

General Fund

CPS Training 15,000 To fund the delivery of a child protection programme, to help people keep children safe.

Hamilton [To be advised]

Christchurch Early Intervention Trust 25,000 For a music programme for young special needs children attending the Champion Centre

Christchurch Mainly Canterbury

D.A.R.E. Foundation of NZ 20,000 For the Dare to Make Change programme

Porirua National

Family Planning Association 20,000 To further develop their internet and 0800 services for youth

Wellington National

First Foundation Project 20,000 To support students into tertiary education Auckland Initially Auckland and Wellington

Gifted Kids Programme 50,000 To continue to develop their programmes Auckland Currently Auckland and Northland

Man Alive Inc. 33,000 To develop parenting skills programmes Waitakere City Initially Auckland Region

NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders 30,000 To link sites on an NZ internet gateway to provide support and information on rare disorders

Wellington National

Outward Bound Trust of NZ 20,300 Scholarships for six students from Opotiki College Wellington Opotiki

Parent to Parent New Zealand 30,000 For workshops for siblings of children with special needs Hamilton National

New Zealand Police 60,000 To assist their youth development programmes Wellington National

Project K Trust 20,000 To further develop their evaluation system Auckland National

Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga 8,000 To provide the 7 Habits Leadership Programme for Teens, for students in South and West Auckland Wellington South and West Auckland

TalkLink Trust 22,500 To provide two communication devices for assessment of special communication needs

Wellington Mainly North Island

National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges 12,000 To provide back-up resources for their Children First courses Wellington National

Total: $385,800

Massey Ngaio Beausoleil Animal behaviour - sheep and farm dogs.

Canterbury John Bryan Electronic control of electric power distribution.

Canterbury Yvonne Chew Native beech forest studies.

Massey Kathryn McArthur Water quality and management.

Canterbury Andrew Rudge Mechanical control for administering anaesthetic.

Auckland Gavin Wight Seismic response in building construction.

TOTAL AMOUNT ALLOCATED: $48,400


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