December 08, 2014
Funds awarded for collective impact experiment
The chair of North Island commissioning agency Te Pou Matakana says a willingness to experiment and partner is crucial if Whanau Ora is to be effective.
The agency is negotiating partnership agreements with 13 groups.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait says there were 79 expressions of interest in its Collective Impact for Whanau funding round.
The groups were asked what they could do differently in their community that would make a difference for families.
"We asked them also to say who else will you need to work with because often times it's a single programme or activity by a single provider and you will never get the quantum leap we need to have the major social change for whanau if people are working always on their own," she says.
There is $6 million a year available for the Collective Impact for Whanau projects over the next three years.
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