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Simplicity Charitable Trust supports young New Zealanders

Published on 08/06/2020

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The Simplicity Charitable Trust supports activities that benefit New Zealanders and New Zealand natural resources. The latest round of giving focusses on supporting young Kiwis, through funding to leading youth organisations.

Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is an education charity run for students, by students, focused on providing meaningful volunteering opportunities for children and young people across New Zealand. The Trust has provided funding to engage new schools in the SVA Service Award, which recognises and rewards youth volunteering.

A leader in positive child and youth development, Graeme Dingle Foundation is currently working with over 27,000 five to 18 year-olds throughout New Zealand. They run a range of programmes, including Career Navigator which provides career guidance and training for secondary school students. The Trust is supporting further development of the Career Navigator programme and its delivery in three schools in West Auckland and Porirua.

Longstanding mentoring organisation Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) matches willing volunteers with younger people who benefit from having a positive and steady influence in their life. With the Trust's help BBBS will enable mentoring services for up to 75 more children in Auckland.

Bridget Williams Books contributes to critical scholarship in New Zealand and specialises in telling Kiwi stories that deepen our understanding of what it is to inhabit these islands. The Trust's donation is supporting the distribution of two texts to 500 schools around the country, as part of BWB’s Books in School Libraries programme.

This is our biggest round of funding to date, with donations totalling $202,000.

It's simple. The more we grow, the more we'll give away.

For more information about the Simplicity Charitable Trust click here.