AIA reveals grant winners

AIA has revealed the financial advisers and advice businesses that will be given financial backing for their community initiatives.

Thursday, August 20th 2020, 10:00AM

Sam Tremethick

The insurer is running a Vitality Business and Community Grant Initiative, designed to help financial advisers make a difference in local neighbourhoods and highlight the importance of health, wellbeing and overall financial resilience to New Zealand.

After a competitive application process, ten nationwide winners, from Auckland to Canterbury, will receive up to $50,000 towards inspiring programmes that make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Sam Tremethick, AIA’s chief partnership insurance officer, said AIA was impressed by the calibre and consideration of the entries received.

“It’s been fantastic to see how invested financial advisers are in their local communities, and inspiring to read through the nominations and get a true understanding of how determined people are to make a difference in their neighbourhoods.

“It wasn’t easy to pick ten AIA Vitality Grant winners given the quality of the nominations, and we have no doubt those successful will go on to make positive change in their communities.

“AIA New Zealand is investing up to $500,000 into local communities where it matters most, and now our focus is on bringing these initiatives to life for locals across the country to embrace.”

All AIA Vitality Grant submissions underwent a stringent judging process with former All Black and AIA Vitality ambassador Ian Jones featuring on the judging panel.

“To show just how committed people are to their communities, many of the grant submissions are projects already underway, and the grant will ensure recipients can create bigger and better opportunities for their neighbourhoods,” Jones said.

“AIA is giving further encouragement to people already out there in their communities who are dedicated to making changes.”

Each winner is being assigned a mentor from AIA’s executive team who will work with project leaders to launch or develop their local initiative and help them get the most out of the grant funding.

The ten winners are:

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