Social Action Grants

Social Action Grants offer those who want to work together to speak appropriately of our whānau with lived experience of mental distress.

“Mahia te mahi hei painga mō te iwi”

 - Te Puea Herangi 

Social Action Grants are open and available to view at the Mental Health Foundation website. 

Find out more and apply

At Nōku te Ao, we know that we can lead change by working together. Our Puna Pūtea programme are the Social Action Grants offered to support awesome ideas that lead change and increase inclusion in communities.

These grants provide opportunities for individuals, communities, rōpu, iwi or hapū and organisations to dream up and deliver projects to challenge mental distress judgements and discrimination.

The 2022 Puna Pūtea awarded funding for 13 projects. 

If you are keen to be more inclusive of friends, whānau, colleagues or neighbours with lived experience, take a look at our resources on how your rōpū or organisation can be inclusive of all. 

Our Nōku te Ao partner, The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, administer the Social Action grants.