Te Whiwhinga, The Imaginarium opened 5 June 2021 and is the final stage of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira’s visitor transformation that provides a new dedicated education space for formal learners aged 7-12 and an orientation to the Museum’s collections.
Barnardos shapes brighter futures together with children and families in Aotearoa. We work with them to build nurturing relationships and resilient homes and communities, so that children reach their full potential. Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust is a key funder of Te Korowai Mokopuna, a programme based in South Auckland which is built on the combined strengths of Barnardos teachers and social workers.
The Gallery is committed to delivering innovative programmes for families and children in order to enhance access to its collections and resources. The Creative Learning Centre, supported by the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust, is the cornerstone of family programming at the Gallery and offers our youngest visitors a space to explore art. Working with local contemporary artists we connect audiences to current artistic practice, original artwork and creative ideas.
The support of The Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has allowed Epsom Girls Grammar School to provide world-class facilities for the growth of arts and sport in the school and in the community. These areas are regarded as essential for the broad development of students’ key competencies and leadership skills which complement their academic achievement.
The Graeme Dingle Foundation has a mission of empowering young people to overcome life’s obstacles.
The Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has been a major supporter of the Foundation’s Kiwi Can Programme working with primary and intermediate school students.
The Halberg Foundation is a charitable organisation founded in 1963 by Olympic legend, Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) on the belief that all people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport and recreation.
Friends of St David’s Trust Kahui Rangi Pupu is dedicated to the creation of a centre for music within the historic St David’s Memorial Church, one of New Zealand’s most significant heritage buildings, located on Khyber Pass Road, Auckland.
Live Ocean Foundation works alongside exceptional New Zealand marine scientists, innovators and communicators to scale up action for a healthy ocean.
The Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has enabled hugely valuable support for vital projects which will improve understanding of the marine realm and help inform decision making.
Mitey is our response to the alarming number of children experiencing mental health issues in New Zealand. One in five will experience mental health issues before they turn 18. Even those who are otherwise happy, will need skills and knowledge to successfully deal with pressures related to peers, family, relationships, and their place in the world.
The NZSAS Trust was created in 2004 to support serving and former members of the 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment (NZSAS) and their dependents. This includes those families and dependents whose partners have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust, established in 2004 by singer Hinewehi Mohi, enables wellbeing, empowerment and joy through music therapy, using music to promote the healing and personal growth of people with identified intellectual, physical, social or mental health challenges.
Saint Kentigern has a long and proud history of excellence in education. Its mission is to provide education which inspires students to strive for excellence in all areas of life for the glory of God and the service of others alongside a vision of developing graduates who will serve and lead with distinction.
In 2012 the four new full scholarships were established to be awarded to Maori and Pasifika students who display leadership potential with the hope that recipients will be able to give back to their communities.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland Incorporated is one of Auckland’s oldest charities celebrating over 130 years of service to the animals of Auckland.
Each year the lives of more than 1,400 young New Zealand trainees are transformed aboard the tall-ship Spirit of New Zealand, developing them into future leaders and strong contributors to their communities.
The Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has contributed to the ship’s mid-life refurbishment. It further helps by providing funds annually to assist those families facing financial hardship, to attend the 10-day youth development voyage.
The Springboard Trust (SBT) works in New Zealand’s education sector to improve student outcomes by assisting educational leaders and their communities grow in strategic, structured and scalable ways. Its efforts stem from the fundamental premise that more effective, strategic leadership will generate improved schools and student outcomes.
The Hearing House, a children’s charity based in Auckland provides services to profoundly deaf children in the upper half of the North Island. Its Tele CHAT service, funded by the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust provides therapy to families unable to make the journey to Auckland. Caregivers receive specialised auditory-verbal therapy via Skype each week to expand a child’s vocabulary to the point where they might enter school with age-appropriate language.
Tiritiri Matangi Island is a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand's most renown and exciting conservation projects. Located just 30 kilometres northeast of Auckland city, this 220-hectare island had been stripped of 94% of its native bush but between 1984 and 1994, volunteers planted between 250,000 and 300,000 trees.
The UpsideDowns Education Trust gives a voice to kids with Down syndrome all over New Zealand by providing access to life-changing speech and language therapy. Learning to speak can be a real challenge for children with Down syndrome, and many require regular, individualised speech and language therapy from an early age in order to receive the gift of speech.