MUSIC EQUIPMENT FOR WESTLAKE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL The students at Westlake Boys High School can now enjoy their new music equipment thanks to funding from Milestone Foundation.
Westlake Boys High School is a state secondary boys’ school, which caters for Years 8 to 13. They offer an outstanding supportive and enjoyable learning environment for Auckland’s young men.
Speaking of the approved funding, Headmaster David Ferguson said, “The instruments gifted to us via funding from Milestone Foundation have allowed us to choose and perform music which would have been previously inaccessible to our music department. Thanks to Milestone Foundation the Music Department at our School has been greatly enhanced”.
The members of Auckland Si Hai Badminton Club can now enjoy their court time thanks to funding from Milestone Foundation.
Auckland Si Hai Badminton Club is a growing badminton club in the Auckland community. They encourage exercise, making new friends, improving health and bringing the Chinese community of all ages together.
Speaking of the approved funding, Club Secretary Laura Wu said, “We would like to take the time to extend our sincere gratitude to Milestone Foundation for their funding and support. The social club days we hold attract new players and promote a physically active community. Without funding from Milestone Foundation, this would not be possible”.
VICTIM SUPPORT LAUNCHES INFORMATION IN SIX LANGUAGES
Victim Support have launched a range of new brochures in six languages that will make Victim Support's services more accessible to victims of crime and trauma with limited English.
The new brochures have been produced in Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Samoan, and Tongan. They assist with information about Victim Support's services and how to access them if language is a barrier. The brochures will be available through Police and Victim Support offices around New Zealand.
The translation and printing of brochures was made possible with a grant from Milestone Foundation. We're proud to be able to support organisations like Victim Support who do great work within our community.
Milestone Foundation Chairman Leon Li at the launch of the Victim Support brochures
Auckland, April 2017
PANAMA SCHOOL WELCOMES NEW PLAYGROUND
Milestone Foundation is proud to support Panama School in Mt Wellington, Auckland and the development of its new playground.
A huge number of community organisations benefit from gaming machine proceeds by way of grants. In the 2015/2016 financial year alone good causes received about $260 million in grants, an amount many community groups would struggle to source elsewhere.
The Department of Internal Affairs have recently developed an e-booklet called "Pokie Proceeds: Building Strong Communities". It tells the stories of 10 organisations helped by gaming funding from Gaming Trusts in New Zealand - why they applied for a grant, challenges they faced, what the money was put to and tips to other applicants.
If you're a Community Organisation, we recommend reading the booklet to improve your knowledge and build your organisation's confidence in seeking funding. The booklet also includes tips on how to best apply for gaming grants.
The e-booklet Pokie Proceeds: Building Strong Communities was developed and written by the Department of Internal Affairs.
ARE YOU SEEKING FUNDING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY?
Milestone Foundation may make grants for any charitable purpose and any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community. Our intention is to distribute funding to support education, health and matters that promote and support the Asian culture in New Zealand.
We are currently seeking more applications from education and community based organisations that support the Asian culture in New Zealand.
The Milestone Foundation Board meets on the third Thursday of the month to review grant applications. Completed application forms must be received by our Grants Team on or before the last working day of the month prior to the Board meeting in which the application is to be considered.