The New Zealand Music Foundation is a registered charity (CC47494) and was established in 2012. It develops and supports projects across New Zealand that use music in healthcare, education, rehabilitation, volunteering and all areas of society to positively influence the lives of those in need.
Since its inception, The New Zealand Music Foundation has provided support to initiatives including The Celebration Choir, Zeal, The Mary Potter Hospice, The Te Omanga Hospice, The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa, Play it Strange, The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Starjam and the Student Volunteer Army, amongst others.
The charity serves those in the NZ music community when crisis strikes by providing caring, confidential and practical assistance through an emergency support programme. In addition, it operates a professional wellbeing and counselling service for kiwi music people from all parts of the music industry that are experiencing distress and hardship and who have nowhere else to turn.
The New Zealand Music Foundation conducts the NZ Music Community Wellbeing Survey, a comprehensive periodic snapshot of the health and wellbeing of all those who have a part to play in making live and recorded music in Aotearoa.
The New Zealand Music Foundation patron is Neil Finn and the board of trustees is chaired by Campbell Smith. Prominent members of the New Zealand Music Community serve as trustees and include Cath Andersen, Malcolm Black, John Cox, Anthony Healey, Don McGlashan, Lynda Parsons, Jana Rangooni, Damian Vaughan and Barbara Ward. The charity’s General Manager is Peter Dickens.
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Ph: +64 9 623 4728
Mob: +64 21 085 45529