The ProCare Charitable Foundation was created through the generosity of its shareholding members for the purpose of improving the health and well-being of Auckland communities.
In 2016, ProCare gifted more than $200,000 to the ProCare Charitable Foundation
The purpose of the foundation
- To promote the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities across the greater Auckland region
- Other charitable purposes including the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or any other matter beneficial to the community
These purposes are broad so as to support a diverse range of health related activities that will improve population health and community outcomes.
The foundation's funding (based on the gifted shares) is currently determined by ProCare Health Limited's annual dividends policy. Each year the foundation’s Board of Trustees will determine the level of grant funding. Eligibility for grants is based on the purposes of the foundation and merits and benefits the applications bring to improving health and wellbeing objectives.
The foundation has appointed the Public Trust as its independent Trustee and Administrator. The Public Trust will receive and process grant applications on the foundation’s behalf. To find out more about the Public Trust, click here.
The foundation’s Board of Trustees are independent members and are not shareholders/members of ProCare Health Limited. The foundation’s income, benefit or advantage must only be used to advance the charitable purposes of the foundation. Therefore, ProCare Health Limited and its shareholders/members are not able to directly benefit from any activity funded by the ProCare Charitable Foundation.
In 2013, the member shareholders gifted their non-voting shares (B Shares) so that the Foundation could receive dividends to build a capital base and an annual granting programme for promoting the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities across the Greater Auckland region. The ProCare Charitable Foundation also welcomes donations from other sources.
Availability of grants
ProCare Charitable Foundation grants are only available to registered charities working solely on projects or initiatives in the Auckland region, seeking funds for:
- Promoting or delivering health-related activities
- Improving population health outcomes
- Improving through education or other services, the well-being of communities of greater Auckland
- Reducing health inequalities or innovations that fall within the purposes of the foundation.
Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate partnership and collaboration that can match/fund the contribution expected from the ProCare Charitable Foundation.
This year an amount of $200,000 is available for distribution. The minimum application is $20,000 and applications for $200,000 must contain highly detailed financial plans and milestones with clearly stated outcomes. Multi-year outcomes will be considered provided the maximum funds are not exceeded.
Applications involving ProCare Health Limited or its shareholders/members must declare their interest and demonstrate how they will not directly benefit so as to ensure the ProCare Charitable Foundation fulfils its obligations under the charities legislation.
Who can apply?
Any individual or group working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the greater Auckland region (from the southern limit of the Bombay Hills to the northern limit of Te Hana - see map below) can apply for funding from the ProCare Charitable Foundation. Organisations must be a registered charity with the Department of Internal Affairs - Charities Services, and must be operating/assisting the community within the Trust’s funding region as noted.
In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organisation must be:
- A registered charity and supply their registration number
- Operating within the foundation's region (the area that falls under Auckland Council jurisdiction)
- Supply a set of financial statements completed in line with the Reporting Standards set by Charities Service.
Applicants should also note the following eligibility considerations:
- The significance of any government funding will be taken into consideration when assessing applications
- Applications for health education programmes must clearly show the health outcomes for the defined populations e.g. promotion of immunisation
- Applications from sports organisations must clearly show they are providing advancement of education or promotion of health and wellbeing
- Applications that propose matched funding will be considered favourably
The foundation will not fund the following:
- Social functions
- The promotion of commercial, political or religious objectives, including political advocacy projects, employment and/or business initiatives, and commercial enterprises
- Activities that promote financial profit for applicants
- Activities or programmes taking place outside the greater Auckland region
- Retrospective funding for activities that have already happened after the date of the application
How to apply
The 2017 funding has now closed and successful applicants notified. 2018 applications will open September 2018. Applications can be made via the Public Trust.
Media Release - ProCare Charitable Foundation welcomes applications for grants
If you need help with this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Public Trust team on 0800 371 471.