The Manchester Unity Welfare Trust Board
$1.8M+ in Funding Provided
We provide financial assistance via “Annual Grants” to “Registered Charities” Organisations assisting the elderly in Canterbury.
The Manchester Unity Welfare Trust Board, which was previously known as the Manchester Unity Welfare Homes Trust Board, was originally founded in 1966 by the North Canterbury District of Manchester Unity Friendly Society and Age Concern Canterbury with assistance from the NZ Government and South Christchurch Rotary, to provide residential and hospital care for the elderly in Christchurch. This resulted in a very prominent care facility being established, known as George Manning House which still operates very successfully today.
However with the provision of numerous private facilities and Government subsidies for residential and hospital care, the necessity for the Manchester Unity Welfare Homes Trust Board to continue was greatly reduced and the facility was sold in 2006 resulting in a considerable Trust Fund.
Since providing financial support from 2011, Board Members have approved 90 grants from 27 Organisations with total funding (to date: 2019) of $1.62+ million, towards projects assisting the elderly.
Over the past five years, the Trust has generously provided grants for WesleyCare to install a recumbent bathing system, a flotation chair for palliative care residents and 12 months’ salary for a part-time Residents Role supporting older people in CMM’s community housing at Wesley Village.
With a philosophy of supporting and caring for others, the Manchester Unity Welfare Trust Board has ensured better care for Canterbury’s elderly. Its support has assisted the purchase of specialised equipment like special beds and vans for transporting clients, and provision of services such as meals in homes
As an aged care provider, we are very focussed on the holistic nature of the care experience. When support for residents, families and visitors are in place and cohesive, our resident is cared for with all the professionalism available in our one space. It is...
Waikari Health Centre
The grant from MUWTB has enabled us to subsidise Podiatry appointments for the people in our community aged 65 and over. This is hugely beneficial for those who do not drive or only drive locally, to be able to access this service which would otherwise be unavailable...
St Christopher’s Church
St Christopher's Church is very grateful to have received support for our seniors’ activities which are well received by both parishioners and people from the community. Some of our Seniors’ activities include Wednesday morning tea; Little Dove on Fridays for a...