Community partnerships

Information on financial grants to community and non-government services to support smokefree environments.

Community Partnerships

The Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA’s) mission is to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives. To help achieve this, HPA’s tobacco control team works alongside other organisations to achieve the Government’s goal of Smokefree 2025. A key component of tobacco control work is to promote smokefree healthy lifestyles and environments.

Smokefree Community Partnerships are to encourage smokefree environments. Previous grants include supporting wahine hapū and their whānau to be smokefree, and interventions around whānau with young children to make cars and homes smokefree. 

These grants provide one-off funding  to community and non-government organisations and may include developing activities, strategies, resources or events to raise awareness and create behaviour change.

Smokefree Community Partnership grants are now closed for 2016/17. Please see below for a list of successful projects for previous years.

Successful Projects 2016/17

Organisation Project name Description Region
Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust  Rangatahi Voices To create awareness among families about what it is like for rangatahi living with whānau who smoke and the effect of second hand smoke on them. Lower Hutt
Te Hiku Hauora Smoke Free Tee for ME To raise awareness of smoking when children are present. This project aims to remind and encourage whānau to create smokefree environments where children live, learn and play.  Kaitaia

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Mokopuna Ora: Engaging hapū mama and their whānau in healthy smokefree lifestyles  Mokopuna Ora will engage at risk Māori hapū mamas and their whānau to promote smokefree environments and lifestyles in a culturally responsive way. Tikanga (cultural protocols) associated with harakeke will dictate smokefree environment for the duration of the two full day weaving wānanga.  Palmerston North
Te Taiwhenua ki te Wairoa  Ka Ora Mahi Toa To implement activities and wānanga to hapū and whānau with children at the local marae that focus on the concept of whakapapa, how to pass on heritage and also explaining the impacts that people have on each other. The activities will workshop alternative ways to spend time instead of smoking including learning Kai ora, Raranga, Kapahaka, Waiata, along with poi hākinakina, and ki o rahi.  Wairoa
Zeal Education Trust - Rezpect Dance Academy Hawke's Bay  Smokefree Hip Hop Community Dance Classes The aim of this project is to promote healthy living and negative effects of smoking to young Māori and Pasifika people in Hawkes Bay by organising community hip hop courses with a healthy living component. In addition, while learning the foundations of hip hop and having fun, the goals for students are to build good character, self-discipline and learn how to work together in a safe, smokefree, alcohol, and drug free environment.  Hawkes Bay
Te Tai O Marokura, Health & Social Services  Whānau Ora – Wānanga Wahakura To host a number of hui as part of a weaving wānanga series for wāhine hapū and their whānau to provide an opportunity for them to gain access to education and knowledge about the harm caused by smoking during pregnancy. The overall outcome is to support and encourage mama to become smokefree during pregnancy and then remain smokefree after baby is born.  Kaikoura
Tū Hikitia Limited Te Ao Mārama This project aims to support and grow whānau mātauranga as they prepare for the arrival of their new baby by supporting and encouraging hapū wāhine and their whānau to become smokefree, supporting mama to breastfeed baby and promoting safe sleep with the Wahakura. Gisborne
Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough PHO  Moe, Tupu, Ora – Sleep , Grow, Flourish (promoting safe sleeping for babies, especially for wāhine hapū who smoke) This project consists of two initiatives: 1) To organise a series of weaving wānanga, 2) To pilot and evaluate Wahakura programme for Marlborough.      Blenheim
Tui Ora #NewYou This project uses a New Year’s resolution tradition as a gateway for encouraging people who smoke to give quitting a go at a time when they are more likely to make lifestyle changes. This will be done by an incentivised #NewYou Quit & Win social media competition where participants are invited to join either via social media channels or via their doctor or health professional and asked to set a quit smoking date. New Plymouth

Successful projects 2015/16

Organisation Project name Region
Hauora Hokianga Smokefree cars Rawene
SuperGrans Tairawhiti Trust Not starting - "Making Smoke Free the Norm". Gisborne
Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki Kokara toa Thames
Sport Waikato Education Trust Move instead – or Exercise instead – or Switch Fingers to Feet – Quit and Get Fit Hamilton
Te Haroto Marae Trustees Te Waka Hauora o Te Haroto Marae (The vehicle of health for Te Haroto Marae) Napier
Te Kohanga Reo o Waiwhakaiho Tupeka Kore – Tu Mauri Ora / Tobacco Free – This is how we want to live New Plymouth
Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust “He Taonga He Mokopuna!” Taumarunui
Christchurch Resettlement Services Smokefree CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) Christchurch
Tui Ora Tihei Mauri Ora – The breath of life New Plymouth
Te Runanga O Kirikiriroa Trust Inc Mama Hapu smokefree pregnancies hapu wānanga project Hamilton

Successful projects 2014/15

Organisation Project name Region
Nga Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust He Whakapapa Taonga Invercargill
Te Kārito Kura Wānanga Maui Tamatoa Auahi Kore Waikato
Whaiora Whanui Trust Wairarapa Smokefree Cars Wairarapa
Cancer Society  (Waikato/Bay of Plenty) Outdoor Smokefree Waikato Waikato
Tui Ora Limited Give Our Kids a Smokefree Car Ride Taranaki
Waitakere Outrigger Canoe Club Ama Auahi Kore / Nic Nominate Auckland
The National Heart Foundation Of NZ (Nelson/Marlborough Branch) Nelson-Tasman Pacific Community Health and Wellbeing Radio Programme Nelson
The National Heart Foundation of New Zealand (Christchurch Branch) Grow Smokefree Children Christchurch
Te Ara Hā Ora: National Māori Tobacco Control Leadership Service/Hāpai Te Hauora Ltd Raranga Tira – The weaving of people Auckland
Page last updated: 9 Jan 2017