The funding we receive from grants, trusts and the government is invaluable to Big Buddy. Along with donations and partnerships, funding allows us to deliver this positive, preventative program that makes such a positive difference to the lives of boys whose dads are not around.

Thank you to our funders

Applying to philanthropic trusts and other organisations for funding is a must for all charities, and Big Buddy is no exception.

A specialist member of our team has the responsibility of this valuable and complex work; Russell Joyce works with a wide range of organisations to help them see the same value in positive male role-modelling that we do.

Unfortunately, in 2016 funding from the government slid to just an 8% contribution to our costs, so the generous decisions of our funders really do make the difference to continuing our program.

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Our Funders


The Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust



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The Wilks Charitable Trust

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Trust House

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Grassroots Trust

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Len Reynolds Trust


Constellation Communities Trust


Glenice & John Gallagher Foundation


Gallagher Charitable Trust


Sky City Hamilton Trust

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Sky City AKL Community Trust

Page Trust

The Page Trust


Pegasus Sports Foundation

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DV Bryant Trust

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ANZ Staff Foundation

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Foundation North


New Zealand Lotteries

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Ministry of Social Development


Winton and Margaret Bear Charitable Trust

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Procare Charitable Foundation

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Lion Foundation

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The Trusts Community Foundation

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Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)

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Four Winds Foundation


Trust Waikato

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Freemasons Wellington

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Milestone Foundation

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Wellington City Council

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First Sovereign Trust

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Sky City Auckland Community Trust

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Southern Trust

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Million Dollar Mission - The Trusts

Pub Charities Commission supporting Big Buddy

Pub Charity

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Wellington Community Trust


Sir John Logan Campbell Trust

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TG Macarthy Trust



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North and South Trust

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Pelorus Trust


Mount Wellington Foundation


Nikau Foundation


Auckland Council

Hutt Mana Trust

Hutt Mana Trust

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ANZ Staff Foundation

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The Tindall Foundation


Perpetual Guardian Trust


The Sargood Bequest

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Momentum Hub


Akarana Charitable Trust


Blue Waters Community Trust


Blue Sky Community Trust

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Public Trust


Dragon Community Trust

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Infinity Foundation

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One Foundation


WelEnergy Trust

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Z Energy


The Methodist Church of New Zealand

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Mazda Foundation

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