There are 12 community trusts throughout New Zealand, each supporting a wide range of community organisations and projects across a range of sectors. This includes a history of supporting search, rescue and emergency services in their regions, jointly distributing approximately $2.5million per annum to the sector.
However the types of search, rescue and emergency services supported, the purposes for which grants/donations are approved and the amount of funding varies from trust to trust.
To give New Zealand’s community trusts a better understanding of search, rescue and emergency services, the trusts committed to jointly undertake a research project to develop an overview of the sector and services in New Zealand. This included an overview of the level of central government support for these services, the structure and funding of the various services and the challenges they are currently facing.
We want to share this information with others interested in this field, so a summary think piece is now available for download. For a copy of the full report, please contact Chloe Harwood on (09) 360 0291, 0800 272 878, or email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can contact your local community trust for more information.