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Children Focus Of Todd Foundation Grants

17 December 2001

Children facing a wide variety of health, and educational and life skills challenges in New Zealand will benefit from the latest Todd Foundation funding round announced today.

Some $276,000 will be distributed to 11 organisations providing programmes to young New Zealanders ranging from drug and alcohol awareness programmes through to a programme helping exceptional children achieve their potential.

“There is a great deal of significant work being done in New Zealand to support the education and well-being of our children. These grants recognise the importance of this work,” says the Foundation’s Chairman, John Todd.

The new grants bring the total Todd Foundation grants for 2001 to $800,000.

They are:

- Arts Access Aotearoa: $10,000 to help set up programmes for young people with special needs.

- GAIN New Zealand: $20,000 to produce a new video to assist young people to develop their communication skillsprogramme.

- Life Education Trust: $25,000 to develop a new drug and alcohol awareness programme.

- NZ Down Syndrome Association (Inc.): $16,000 to develop transition information packs.

- New Zealand CCS: $25,000 for its 'Kids Up the Road' programme.

- Odyssey House Trust Inc: $15,000 for the Goodman Centre school for at risk young people.

- The Pacific Foundation: $40,000 to develop new materials for the HIPPY Programme.

- Porirua City Community IT Educational Trust: $30,000 for its computers in schools project.

- The Gifted Kids Programme:$50,000 to continue expandings its programme.

- The Hearing House Charitable Trust: $25,000 to develop the work of its auditory-verbal therapists.

- Kiwi Can South Canterbury: $20,000 for training and employment of leaders to run the Kiwi Can programme in schools.


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