Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren's services and programmes empower full-time grandparent and whānau caregivers, helping them strengthen their whānau and raising healthy and resilient tamariki and rangatahi to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

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Over 50 givers have collectively raised $23,949.29 for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. That has paid for 599 hours of specialist consultation to guide and empower grandparents on issues including income support, guardianship, and parenting their grandchildren.

What We Do.

Each year, we help thousands of grandparents raising their grandchildren and whānau care families. Facing challenging circumstances when the only alternative is foster care, they can struggle accessing additional income support, dealing with lawyers, social workers, Family Court, schooling, and health issues. It can also be overwhelming managing the children’s grief as well as their own.  

A listening ear, support, information, and advice is vital. In most cases an advocate in their corner is also what they need.  Someone who knows the law, what is available and how to get access to supports they need.  

At Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG), we provide these services to nearly 6,000 families along with trauma-informed care education programmes and a nationwide network of volunteer-led support groups that are designed specifically for them.  

We understand their needs and what they are going through. We have 21 years’ experience, backed by extensive research. Conducted to inform national practice, policy, and law we have successfully advocated for significant changes to income support and child welfare laws over the past 15 years, resulting in greater equity and fairness for all children and youth in care. 

But many challenges and barriers still exist for these caregiving families.  We’d love you to be part of our mission to empower these heroes in our communities to raise healthy and resilient children and youth achieving positive outcomes in their lives!

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Giving monthly since 2014

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Giving monthly since 2021