Category Support

THE IMAGINARIUM AUCKLAND MUSEUM

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

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.

CREATIVE LEARNING CENTRE AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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.

EPSOM GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL

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.

GRAEME DINGLE FOUNDATION

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.

GREAT POTENTIALS FOUNDATION

Great Potentials Foundation, founded in 1992, is a charitable trust for the promotion of education and parental support. The mission is to work for and with children, young people, and families to promote family functioning, relieve suffering, release potential, reduce disparities in New Zealand society, reduce crime and violence, and break the cycle of disadvantage.

HALBERG FOUNDATION

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.

KAHUI ST DAVID’S

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.

KBB MUSIC FESTIVAL

The KBB Music Festival is New Zealand's largest festival for Secondary School Bands and Orchestras. The main aim of the festival is to encourage life-long participation in large-ensemble instrumental music making by young people in Auckland. It is managed and run by a committee of volunteers called the Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust.

LIVE OCEAN FOUNDATION

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 – SIR JOHN KIRWAN FOUNDATION

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.

NEW NAVIGATORS

New Navigators is a programme run by the Akarana Marine Sports Centre Trust. It is an action-packed, one-day interactive water awareness course giving students from all walks of life the opportunity to experience the ocean at the Hyundai Marine Sports Centre.

NZSAS TRUST

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.

PROJECT ISLAND SONG

Project Island Song is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary covering the seven main islands of Ipipiri, the eastern Bay of Islands. A community conservation partnership, the project works to protect and restore the natural heritage of the Bay of Islands so that it is here for everyone, forever.

RAUKATAURI MUSIC THERAPY TRUST

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

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.

SPCA AUCKLAND

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.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE TRUST

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 HEARING HOUSE

Joyce Lady Fisher was a significant supporter of The Hearing House during her lifetime and, since her death in 2009, the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust has made contributions to The Hearing House’s educational programmes and building appeals.

TIRITIRI MATANGI GROWING MINDS EDUCATION PROGRAMME

As one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s oldest and most renowned island sanctuaries, Tiritiri Matangi is brimming with native and endemic wildlife rarely seen on the mainland. We believe that every student in Auckland should be given the opportunity to visit Tiritiri Matangi, and thanks to the generous funding from the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust, the Growing Minds Programme was established in 2012.

UPSIDEDOWNS

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.

ZEAL

Zeal Youth Trust Aotearoa is a leading youth development organisation deeply committed to the transformation of young people’s lives. Zeal exists to support and empower young people to flourish. Every year Zeal engages with tens of thousands of young people, particularly those experiencing distress and disconnection, empowering them to engage, connect, learn skills and to embrace their unique identity and strengths.