Mā te huruhuru ka rere ai te manu
It is feathers that enable the bird to fly

Toimata Foundation is committed to working with a wide range of partners for significant and lasting outcomes in the environment and communities.

Ngā mihi nui ki te whānau whānui o Toimata Foundation.

Creating sustainable, resilient communities involves bringing together many different skills, perspectives and resources. The complex environmental, social, cultural and economic challenges facing us today call for a holistic response from a range of different people and organisations working together.

Working collaboratively with diverse organisations enables us to support young people to work widely and creatively in the area of sustainability.

We work in over 1,600 educational settings from kindergartens and kōhanga through to secondary schools and wharekura. Our programmes are designed to be effective in a wide range of settings; te reo Māori and English language, small rural primary schools or large urban secondary schools, across all deciles. We also work with young people post-school and in a range of community settings.

Toimata Foundation has core funding from Central Government through the Ministry for the Environment. We partner with Local Government and Kindergarten Associations to support the regional reach of Enviroschools. We have relationships with iwi, Māori organisations, community groups, corporate partners, philanthropic organisations and other NGOs. Toimata has over 100 partners plus a wide range of collaborations.

Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools