Making a bigger Impact



Five more charities are in the running for $200,000 in grants next month, courtesy of  Impact100 Wakatipu.

Launched last year by Kristen Holtzman, Impact100 is a non-profit women’s philanthropic
effort which supports local charities by awarding at least one $100,000 annual grant.

This year, 177 women donated $1000 each to the cause, meaning a $100,000 grant, an $85,000 grant and three $5000 grants will be handed out on November 17.

Finalists this year are:

●  Central Lakes Family Services, for a two-year pilot perinatal programme to support women and their families from pregnancy through the first year;

●  Kiwi Kit Community Trust and Volunteer South Partnership, to provide support an increase the wellbeing and connectedness of migrants in the community;

●  Pivotal Point Charitable Trust, for a pilot programme to screen children for neurodiversity and learning disorders and provide professional development for their teachers;

●  Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust, to establish Celium platform technology-based trapping of feral cats in the Dart-Rees delta, building on two trial carried out last year; and

●  Southern Wellbeing Trust, to establish and fund the GoodYarn mental health programme in the Whakatipu.