We’re proud of the work we have made possible since we were founded in 2012. The projects we support have made a positive difference to the lives of thousands of New Zealanders in need.
Take a look at this short introductory video presented by our Patron Neil Finn and Artist Supporter Anika Moa about our work.
StarJam provides music and performance opportunities for disabled children. With our support, they have expanded their workshop streams into an additional city this year. Take a look at our short video about the partnership between The New Zealand Music Foundation and StarJam.
Charlie had worked in the NZ music industry for decades. A pensioner and now experiencing mobility difficulties, he was facing enforced relocation from his house unless essential alterations could be made. Through the Musicians In Need fund, we were able to make his house accessible, allowing Charlie to remain in his home.
Zeal exists to positively influence every New Zealand young person through music. Over 35,000 young people annually benefit from their programmes and events. The New Zealand Music Foundation has played an instrumental role in helping teens turn their lives around at Zeal in Auckland and Wellington. Take a look at the short video about the partnership between Zeal and The New Zealand Music Foundation.
The CeleBRation Choir
The University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research CeleBRation Choir uses group singing with people with neurological conditions to restore verbal, cognitive and mobility function lost through disease and injury. Take a look at our short video about our work with The CeleBRation Choir.
Canteen supports, develops and empowers young people living with cancer through a national peer support network, and provides professional educational and recreational programmes. With the help of The New Zealand Music Foundation, Canteen have been able to launch a DJ School giving young people living with cancer the chance to learn skills ranging from music theory, the art of music, turntable studies, right through to live performance.
Grant was a successful musician and a leading light in the NZ fashion industry. In 2015 he was visited by “Brian”, a cruel and aggressive brain tumour, and had to rethink everything. Grant bravely defied expectations and lived for another 3 years, finally passing away in 2018. In 2016 he and his wife Rachael helped us make this short video to show how our support is making a difference to kiwi music people in need.