Aviva Expands Our Services Thanks to Our Generous Supporters

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After the year we’ve had, Aviva cannot express our thanks enough to those who have stepped up to support us. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we have been able to expand our services to help us meet increased demand.

Covid response funding from the Ministry of Social Development and Lotteries allowed us to introduce two new staff to manage the increased demand from the pandemic – a Crisis Intervention Support Worker and 0800 Support Line Worker. These roles offer immediate access to advice and advocacy, and provide much needed interim support to those on our waitlist.

The Tindall Foundation is funding a new programme called “Seuga,” made for and by Pasifika peoples and aimed at tackling the increased rates of family violence in Pasifika communities owing to Covid.

An increase in contract support from the Ministry of Social Development and Oranga Tamariki has also allowed us to expand our Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury (SASSC) and children’s and youth services respectively. We have rented and kit out an inviting new space at Phillipstown Community Hub for our Tamariki Group and Seuga, thanks to the support of numerous individuals and groups like The Dream Trust and The Christchurch Aunties. Although these funds and donations were not specifically aimed at combatting the impact of Covid, they are essential for ensuring the trauma of violence within the pandemic is not passed to the next generations.

We would also like to make note of all the generous supporters who donated gifts to our Christmas campaign last December, making it one of the best in recent memory!

We are incredibly thankful for all the support we have received. Although the demand persists and the impact of Covid is sure to be felt for years to come, everything you do helps make the journey a little easier.


  • Blogg Charitable Trust
  • Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust
  • Department of Internal Affairs – Lottery Grants Board
  • Kelliher Charitable Trust
  • Mainland Foundation
  • New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT)
  • Rata Foundation
  • New Zealand Communities Growth Trust (NZCGT)
  • The Tindall Foundation

   Other Supporters

  • Dove Charitable Trust
  • Drummond Inheritance Fund
  • Jones Foundation
  • William Toomey Charitable Trust
  • Cowdy and Co Ltd
  • MainPower Electricity Distribution Network
  • 2degrees
  • 12 Bar / Moon Under Water
  • Canterbury Patchwork & Quilting Guild Inc
  • Canterbury Scientific Ltd
  • Chargeurs Wool (NZ)
  • Craigs Investments Partners
  • Enlightened Solutions
  • Kahukura Trust
  • Kaiapoi Red Cross
  • KB Electrics
  • Lincoln Anglican Parish
  • Lincoln Women’s Institute
  • Macpac
  • R. W. Bell Limited
  • Rangi Ruru Girls High School
  • Sensi Merivale LTD / Mod’s Hair
  • Terra Viva Home & Garden
  • The Creek Trust
  • The Dream Trust

   Christmas Gift Donors

  • Christchurch Aunties
  • Arise Church
  • Life Church
  • The Salvation Army
  • Anglican Parish of Kaiapoi
  • Brookhaven Retirement Village
  • Campbell Betting
  • Community Law Canterbury
  • Computer Concepts Ltd
  • Ferrymead Preschool and Nursery
  • French Country
  • Harcourts Beckenham
  • HeartKids
  • Holly Lea Village
  • It’s in the Bag NZ
  • Lions Club of Christchurch Host
  • Lush Northlands
  • North Canterbury Lionesses
  • Ohoka Women’s Institute
  • Papanui Paraders Leisure Marching Team
  • Pegasus Ladies Golf (Tuesday Group)
  • Research First
  • Rotary Club of Garden City
  • Scenic Hotel Group
  • Statistics New Zealand, Population Insights Unit
  • Stratford Garden Club
  • Synergy Hair
  • Te Tumu Waiora Health Coaches
  • Torpedo 7 & No. 1 Fitness