Announcing the winners of our Twelve Days of Christmas grants for 2016

12 December 2016

As we prepare for a busy time of year welcoming people from across the world, we’re pleased to bring $120,000 of Christmas cheer to 12 great charities, with our annual Twelve Days of Christmas grants.

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of travellers who placed unwanted currency into collection globes around our terminals this year. We’ve topped up these funds and these grants are the result.

Thank you, too, to our Twelve Days of Christmas partner The New Zealand Herald for giving each charity their chance to tell their story in the days leading up to Christmas Eve.

Our 2016 charities

  • The New Zealand Book Council
  • Garden to Table Trust
  • Genesis Youth Trust
  • YWCA Hamilton
  • Behind the Wheel
  • Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust
  • The Native Forest Restoration Trust
  • Diabetes New Zealand – Auckland
  • Key to Life Charitable Trust
  • Parent to Parent – Auckland
  • Dance Therapy New Zealand
  • Saintz Up Performing Arts Trust

About the charities and the causes that will benefit

These charities are working in the three areas Auckland Airport has chosen to support as a socially responsible business: educating people, helping people into employment, and protecting the environment.

Most of the charities benefit communities in the airport’s Auckland and South Auckland neighbourhoods. Several charities are national charities, benefitting people across New Zealand.

These grants are part of Auckland Airport’s annual community giving programme: He Tangata (It is the people).