About Kiwi Family Trust
Kiwi Family Trust was formed in January 2002, and is a registered incorporated charitable trust with the express aim of Helping People to Help Themselves. The Kiwi Family Trust is governed by a trust board with 5 members. The trust board meets quarterly to discuss and agree to the agenda maintained by our CEO and General Manager. The board has a governance role to adhere to, which is of vital importance to the performance of the trust.
Charities Commission Website http://www.charities.govt.nz/ Charities Commission number CC11075
The key purposes of the organisation are:
- To develop and maintain services for training and education to promote the health and welfare of children, youths, young adults and family/whanau throughout New Zealand.
- To provide training and services to promote the health and welfare of children, youths, young adults and family/whanau throughout New Zealand.
- To encourage and support services in the community which meet any of the previously mentioned objectives.
- To encourage and support services which provide services to reduce suicide, accident and abuse of children, youths, young adults, men and women.
What geographical area does the trust service?
The trust delivers services throughout New Zealand. This is coordinated through the Central Office in Christchurch.
How is the trust funded?
The Kiwi Family Trust is primarily donation based. This occurs by way of phone and public donations, philanthropic trusts and sponsorship. The trust has also been contracted to deliver training and education programmes for individual agencies, community organisations etc.
Who uses our services?
- Youth and Adults
- Family/whanau, friends, partners, teachers and carers
- Individuals with a disability, injury, chronic illness, addiction and/or have experience of mental illness
- Community, social and health service employees and volunteers
- Government and Non-Government Organisations
What services does the trust currently provide?
Currently the Kiwi Family Trust provide a range of educational and training workshops and programmes targeted at family/whanau and the organisations, groups or individuals that support them e.g.
Who do we help?
All our training has been designed to give family/whanau the necessary tools to achieve the following outcomes:
- To improve communication and understanding.
- To be empowered to move forward.
- To be able to recognise and use their strengths and abilities.
- To be able to reduce their own stress at home and in the workplace.
- To increase their self respect, self worth and self confidence.
- To make positive changes in their lives.
- To be stronger, happier and better equipped to cope with the day to day challenges in their lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Q.||Is the Trust a registered charitable trust?|
|Q.||Are the donations that you receive tax deductible?|
|A.||Yes. The Trust is registered with, and approved by, the Inland Revenue Department.|
|Q.||How is the Trust funded?|
|A.||Funds are very hard to come by these days with so many good organisations out there. We obtain our funds via our telefundraising centre, businesses, public donations and other charitable institutions.|
|Q.||Who can benefit from our training?|
|A.||The training provided is targeted at “everyday people” who want to get more out of life by learning about why we feel, think and act the way that we do. It is for people who want to make positive changes in their lives.|
|Q.||What is conditioning?|
|A.||Conditioning is how we have all been taught to behave by our family, role models, teachers and society in general.|
|Q.||Why is your training different?|
|A.||Our training works from the inside out. We show people how to deal with issues such as “guilt” and “emotional blackmail”, and then empower them to make positive changes in their lives through increased awareness and self-confidence.|
|Q.||What does the training cost?|
|A.||Kiwi Family Trust Training Courses do cost money to run, however, you may qualify through our sponsorship programme. You can contact us for a sponsorship form, which we can post out to you. Teachers, caregivers, and people that hold a community services card also may qualify for our sponsored programme. |