Pera Barret

People’s Choice: Pera Barrett - Shoebox Christmas rangatahi training programme (Porirua) 

Pera Barrett’s charity Shoebox Christmas connects members of the community with low decile tamariki to provide shoebox-sized Christmas presents, bringing over 15,000 smiles to tamariki last year. The $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will enable Shoebox Christmas to grow its reach and help more children, while also up-skilling, enabling development opportunities and better futures for Porirua rangatahi. It will do this through supporting the organisation to set up a comprehensive coaching and mentoring programme and to develop its website further, creating a platform for rangatahi to use their new skillsets to manage Shoebox Christmas projects. 

                                              

Joanna Wallace - Listen Launchpad (Counties Manukau)

The Listen LaunchPad is a pilot program focused on improving access to hearing services and resources for children with suspected listening difficulties in the Counties Manukau region. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a condition that affects how the brain processes sound and has been reported to be over-represented in Pacific Island children living in New Zealand. APD makes learning in challenging situations, such as a busy classroom more difficult. This condition is treatable, and funding is available, but public service to get a diagnosis is not provided in this region. The $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will help get this project off the ground and help children who are most in need access appropriate support for their challenging listening difficulties.    

Joanna Wallace

                                              



Tyrone Bayman - H2O Autosave (Tauranga) 

Tyrone has created a water conservation device for residential homes to lower water wastage. H2O Autosave automatically senses when tap water flow is not at the desired temperature (for example when waiting for your shower to heat up) and diverts it to a tank for reuse in your garden, clean car or top up a swimming pool. Kiwis use 175 litres of water per day on average, so this device could save up to 35 litres per day or 8,000 litres per lifetime! The $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will enable Tyrone to fund the manufacture of the H2O Autosave device and get it into market to help support water conservation and have a positive impact on our environment. 
 


 

                                              

Maya Chand

 Maya Chand - Bare Necessities Paid Internship Programme (Auckland) 

Maya Chand runs Bare Necessities, a charity which works with community organisations to provide expectant and new mothers in need with starter parenting packs, maternity and nursing clothing and much more. The charity will use its $20,000 TSB Good Stuff grant to grow the reach of its impact by funding paid internships with Bare Necessities for mothers wishing to enter the workforce after having children, who may not have had any formal work experience or education in the past. The internships with Bare Necessities will focus on building transferrable skills for participants that will help them transition to the workforce and find employment.

                                              

Ana Djokovic - The Bread Collective (Auckland) 

Ana Djokovic has started The Bread Collective, an initiative which will support the refugee community in Aotearoa by helping to remove the barriers to employment through a tailored programme of learning, focused on the art of commercial baking. A $20,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will enable this social enterprise to run the programme with a group of former refugees who have been resettled in New Zealand, in collaboration with the AUT School of Hospitality & Tourism. Launching in January 2022, this programme will not only teach commercial baking, but will provide participants with English language support, enable the rebuilding of professional networks, support mental health through professional partnerships, and secure employment opportunities.

Ana Djokovic

                                              



Richard McCulloch – NextStep Baby resuscitation device 

A newborn baby’s lung compliance changes as they transition to life outside the womb and many require resuscitation, and millions worldwide each year suffer lung and brain damage from excessive volume delivery using current neo-natal tools. That’s why Richard McCulloch has developed a volume-control Neonatal Resuscitator ‘NextStep’ which uniquely controls volume to within safe, operator pre-set level. A $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will enable the NextStep device to proceed to testing to further validate the technology and progress towards saving more lives.
 


 

                                              

Anton Mathews

Anton Matthews – Financial Freedom for Whānau (Christchurch) 

Financial Freedom for Whānau is a financial literacy programme supporting Māori to improve their personal financial situation, take control of their money and ultimately achieve financial freedom. A $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will fund the development of group mentoring sessions to be run with te whānau at a time by the Angitu Charitable Trust, which was set up by Anton Matthews to create opportunities for Māori to experience success, normalise te reo Māori in our communities and improve employment opportunities for rangatahi. The Financial Freedom for Whānau programme will provide education on key financial literacy topics such as managing and avoiding debt, saving and budgeting, with practical tips and steps to take and use.  

                                              

Taranaki Kiwi Trust – Haurapa Kiwi Project (Taranaki) 

The Taranaki Kiwi Trust is developing technology which will help it better track and monitor young kiwi released into the wild and enable it to reinvest significant volunteer hours and costs as a result. It’ll use a $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant to help develop receiving equipment and a drone to locate transmitted kiwi and confirm the bird’s survival and breeding status. Currently tracking just a single kiwi using ground-based telemetry gear is time intensive taking hours to days, often operating in dangerous terrain or requiring expensive use of helicopters. This technology has the potential to make a significant difference for the Taranaki Kiwi Trust, as well as to support other conservation projects across New Zealand. 

Taranaki Kiwi Trust

                                              

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Flourish Community Trust (Taranaki) 

A $30,000 TSB Good Stuff grant will enable the launch of the Flourish Parenting Hub, which will offer professional parenting education and peer support through a new online and physical space. The group aims to foster and facilitate the sustainable, planned, connected and coordinated sharing of knowledge, skills, resources and efforts to promote family wellness related to pregnancy, parenting and whānau, for the benefit of the entire Taranaki community. Currently family service community groups in Taranaki are oversubscribed, lacking funding and operating from temporary premises – this new hub will enable collaboration between the various organisations to reach more people in Taranaki and improve outcomes for families.


 

2020 TSB Good Stuff grant winners

Out of thousands of applications from across New Zealand, it was difficult to pick our winners. A total of nine grants were awarded including People's Choice. Since receiving their Good Stuff! grants our recipients have started implementing their apps, products and initiatives. Learn more about Good Stuff! grant winners and the work they're doing to help benefit their communities.

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