South Canterbury: Donates $10,000

Through ImpactClub®, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and, have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning, a high-stakes competition. As a result, ImpactClub®, through Impact Venture Capitalism, has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.

The Charities

Heart Kids South Canterbury
Nicky Merritt
Healing Hearts

Heart Kids mission is to provide and facilitate the best support and care for children with heart conditions and their families within New Zealand. Heart Kids New Zealand is the only organization that provide lifelong care for all affected by a congenital heart defect (born with) or who have acquired heart disease during childhood. We are an affiliated Branch of Heart Kids NZ based in Auckland and there are 22 Branches throughout NZ.

Timaru Riding For The Disabled
Wendy Marr
Therapeutic Horsemanship

Founded in 1972, Timaru RDA is one of 55 groups affiliated to NZRDA. We purchased our ten-acre property in 2005 and currently have four riding sessions and 30 riders each week. Our riders include both physically and intellectually challenged people as well as those who have behavioral issues or have suffered trauma. Riders are referred by various agencies including health professionals, schools and social services as well as self- referrals.

Timaru Mental Health Support Trust
Juliette Stevenson
Thriving, Not Just Surviving

In 1991, Victoria Corner was opened as an initiative to provide on-going support and life skills to people residing in South Canterbury who have a mental illness. Initially run by volunteers and part time health professionals, the service grew quickly. In 1997 the Timaru Mental Health Support Service began operating alongside Victoria corner. The two organisations merged and Timaru Mental Health Support Trust was incorporated as a charitable trust in 2001.