South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund open for applications

The second round of distributions from the South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund will open for applications on the 15 August.

Applications are being called for from all Health related groups in South Canterbury. For more details contact the Aoraki Foundation.

The South Canterbury Health Endowment Fund has been established with the Aoraki Foundation following a generous donation by the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB), with a view to supporting community health initiatives in the Aoraki region.

Having established a fantastic working relationship with the SCDHB during the very successful MRI campaign, Aoraki Foundation began discussions around establishing a Health Endowment Fund focused on the health and well-being of South Cantabrians.

The SCDHB Board quickly realised that they were in an ideal position to make a real difference by using funds from donations and bequests, they had received over many years, to help establish the Health Endowment Fund.

With the successful first round of distributions being completed in May 2016 it is hoped that many more groups with health, welfare and social projects will apply to the fund.

Examples of contributions made in the previous rounds, Parkinsons SC towards educator training, Salvation Army for Rural Alcohol and Drug treatment programme, SC Women’s Refuge for Women’s and Youth Health programmes and Arowhenua Whanau Services for free flu vaccinations.

It is also hoped that over time the initial investment capital of the Health Endowment Fund will be grown through bequests and endowments from people of South Canterbury that wish to improve the health and well-being of our community.

For the Application form please email or download here.