The Trusts Million Dollar Mission is an initiative designed to give back one million dollars of funding each year to community groups in West Auckland. Community organisations use the funding they receive to help achieve big things for the community.

Organisations can apply for community funding for projects through the Million Dollar Mission website.

A selection panel then decides on the projects that will make the biggest difference to the West Auckland community. We announce those projects to the community.

In March, members of the community vote for the organisations they want the money to go to.

Past Recipients

Titirangi Badminton Enjoys New Lighting

Titirangi Badminton Enjoys New Lighting Million Dollar Mission funded court lighting has made a dramatic difference at Titirangi Badminton Club. The club successfully applied to the Million Dollar Mission for $11,010 to replace the existing outdated and high maintenance court lighting with new, brighter and energy efficient LED lighting. “The entire hall is so much…

Sports Equipment Boost to Local Schools

Sports Equipment Boost to Local Schools Sport Waitakere is part of a national network of regional sports trusts and its aim is to get Kiwis more active, more often. They saw a need for support to the West’s low decile schools which often struggle with sports equipment that frankly has seen better days.   Sport Waitakere’s Community Sport Manager, David George explains,…

Making a Difference with Big Buddy

Making a Difference with Big Buddy Bringing up a family can be a challenge for the best of us, but for mothers coping with fatherless boys support and positive role models can sometimes be hard to come by. Big Buddy Mentoring Trust is helping to fill the gap by providing positive mentors for fatherless boys aged 7-14. There’s…

Crucial Support for Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club

Crucial Support for Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club Westies are justifiably proud of the west coast’s wild and beautiful beaches. Who doesn’t enjoy a dip in the sea or a fishing trip on a glorious summer’s day? Stunning though the likes of Piha and Karekare undoubtedly are, they are also some of the most dangerous beaches…

Helping West Aucklanders Through Music Therapy

Raukatauri Music Therapy – Changing Lives Through Music Every Wednesday, Xavier Faughey goes to one of his favourite places in the world, Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in West Auckland. Here, Xavier is able to have fun, to sing, to connect with people and to express all the emotions he can’t communicate. It’s an incredible achievement,…

Two New Rescue Helicopters Taking To The Air

Two New Rescue Helicopters Taking To The Air Operating as one of the region’s crucial emergency services, the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) performs an outstanding job all-year round. With over 1000 missions typically completed every year, the ARHT is often the difference between life and death. With such high stakes, it’s essential that the…

New Playground at Ranui Primary School

A New Playground For Ranui Primary School  Million Dollar Mission funding of $78,450 has been used to provide a vibrant and colourful state-of-the art playground for the 360 tamariki at Ranui Primary School. The school playground had seen better days. It was old, rundown and only really suitable for the younger children. Overcrowding as well as…

New Incubator for Waitakere Hospital

A New Incubator For Waitakere Hospital Thanks to Million Dollar Mission the Well Foundation, Waitakere Hospital’s charitable arm, recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art transport incubator. The much needed incubator will be used to transport premature babies to and from nearby hospitals for vital specialist tests and treatments. The Well Foundation’s Million Dollar Mission application certainly struck…

Family Action Puts The Smile On Children’s Faces

Family Action Puts The Smile On Children’s Faces The Million Dollar Mission is all about providing support to community groups and charities wherever it’s needed and regardless of how big or small that need might be. Family Action is one of the organisations we have been able to help through the Million Dollar Mission. Here’s…

Equipment Boost for Bay Olympic Soccer Club

Equipment Boost for Bay Olympic Soccer Club The winter soccer season may have come to a close, but for Bay Olympic Soccer Club there’s no such thing as an off-season. In fact, a full schedule of summer football is about to kick off in November. Situated in the heart of West Auckland at New Lynn, Bay Olympic is one of the…

Helping Auckland LandSAR Save Lives

The Trusts help Auckland Land Search & Rescue Save Lives For people who get into difficulties while out tramping or boating off the shoreline, Auckland Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) can quite simply make the difference between life and death. The Trusts through Million Dollar Mission is proud to support the tremendous work of Auckland LandSAR.…

Waka Ama Launched Thanks To Million Dollar Mission Funding

Waka Ama Launched Thanks To Million Dollar Mission Funding Sunday 2 September was an exciting day for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori O Hoani Waititi Marae as their long-awaited waka ama were launched in a special ceremony at Te Atatu Peninsula’s Taipari Strand.   Lots of people including specially invited guests such as The Trusts CEO Simon Wickham and members of the…

Matuku Link’s Mission

Matuku Link’s Mission For the past two years, we have given back one million dollars to community groups all over West Auckland through our Million Dollar Mission.   During the initial two-month application phase The Trusts receive hundreds of entries. A handpicked selection panel, including members of the Local Boards and other leading West Aucklanders, choose the 30 or so most deserving groups. Million…

Arts projects for vulnerable youth

Arts projects helping vulnerable young people The Trusts Million Dollar Mission is all about recognising and supporting the amazing work of community and voluntary groups throughout West Auckland. There are thousands of volunteers achieving great things for our communities every day. Sometimes though it’s the Simple things that have the biggest impact. This was certainly…

VisionWest’s Winning Combination

We give back our profits to the community in all sorts of ways. One of those ways is Million Dollar Mission – an initiative that helps community organisations achieve big things in West Auckland. VisionWest is a recent recipient of Million Dollar Mission funding. Taema is typical of the people VisionWest is seeking to help…

Advancing West Auckland Health & Wellbeing

Advancing West Auckland Health & Wellbeing Thanks to incredible public support, the Well Foundation received the highest number of votes during the recent Million Dollar Mission, raising $116,010 towards the cost of a third Mobile Health Clinic. The Well Foundation is the fundraiser for the Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) and the new clinic-on-wheels will bring first class dental services to children…

Vikings Cranking Up The Heat In The Kitchen

Vikings Cranking Up The Heat In The Kitchen Bay Roskill Sports Club Upgrades Its Kitchen The Bay Roskill Sports Club, the Vikings, succeeded in raising a much needed $11,660 in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission to re-equip their kitchens that make and sell food to players and spectators. Like most clubs, Bay Roskill “runs on the…

Zeal Helping West Auckland Youth

Helping West Auckland Youth  Zeal’s youth facility near West Wave is well known in Henderson but this youth oriented organisation isn’t so well known for its work with young people (like Mara in the video above) on West Auckland’s streets. Zeal’s Street Youth Work (SYW) team and partners work with young people who ‘fallen through the cracks’…

Helping West Auckland Families Through Music Therapy

Helping West Auckland Families Through Music Therapy In the 2017 Million Dollar Mission, Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust managed to achieve their funding target of $50,575 for their music therapy programmes for West Aucklanders with special needs. Million Dollar Mission is an initiative setup to give back The Trusts profits to West Auckland community organisations. About Raukatauri Music…

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