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About the Foundation

The ProCare Charitable Foundation was created through the generosity of its shareholding members for the purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of Auckland communities.

The purposes of the foundation

  • To promote the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities across the greater Auckland region
  • Other charitable purposes including the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or any other matter beneficial to the community

These purposes are broad so as to support a diverse range of health related activities that will improve population health and community outcomes.


The foundation's funding (based on the gifted shares) is currently determined by ProCare Health Limited's annual dividends policy. Each year the foundation’s Board of Trustees will determine the level of grant funding. Eligibility for grants is based on the purposes of the foundation and merits and benefits the applications bring to improving health and wellbeing objectives.


The foundation has appointed the Public Trust as its independent Trustee and Administrator. The Public Trust will receive and process grant applications on the foundation’s behalf. To find out more about the Public Trust, click here.

The foundation’s Board of Trustees are independent members and are not shareholders/members of ProCare Health Limited. The foundation’s income, benefit or advantage must only be used to advance the charitable purposes of the foundation. Therefore, ProCare Health Limited and its shareholders/members are not able to directly benefit from any activity funded by the ProCare Charitable Foundation.


In 2013, the member shareholders gifted their non-voting shares (B Shares) so that the Foundation could receive dividends to build a capital base and an annual granting programme for promoting the health and well-being of disadvantaged communities across the Greater Auckland region. The ProCare Charitable Foundation also welcomes donations from other sources.

Availability of Grants

ProCare Charitable Foundation grants are only available to registered charities working solely on projects or initiatives in the Auckland region, seeking funds for:

  • Promoting or delivering health-related activities
  • Improving population health outcomes
  • Improving through education or other services, the well-being of communities of greater Auckland
  • Reducing health inequalities or innovations that fall within the purposes of the foundation.

Priority will be given to applications that can demonstrate partnership and collaboration that can match/fund the contribution expected from the ProCare Charitable Foundation.

This year an amount of $200,000 is available for distribution. The minimum application is $20,000 and applications for $200,000 must contain highly detailed financial plans and milestones with clearly stated outcomes. Multi-year outcomes will be considered provided the maximum funds are not exceeded.

Applications involving ProCare Health Limited or its shareholders/members must declare their interest and demonstrate how they will not directly benefit so as to ensure the ProCare Charitable Foundation fulfils its obligations under the charities legislation.

Who can apply?

Any individual or group working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the greater Auckland region (from the southern limit of the Bombay Hills to the northern limit of Te Hana - see map below) can apply for funding from the ProCare Charitable Foundation. Organisations must be a registered charity with the Department of Internal Affairs - Charities Services, and must be operating/assisting the community within the Trust’s funding region as noted.

In order to be eligible to apply for a grant, an organisation must be:

  • A registered charity and supply their registration number
  • Operating within the foundation's region (the area that falls under Auckland Council jurisdiction)
  • Supply a set of financial statements completed in line with the Reporting Standards set by Charities Service.

Applicants should also note the following eligibility considerations:

  • The significance of any government funding will be taken into consideration when assessing applications
  • Applications for health education programmes must clearly show the health outcomes for the defined populations e.g. promotion of immunisation
  • Applications from sports organisations must clearly show they are providing advancement of education or promotion of health and wellbeing
  • Applications that propose matched funding will be considered favourably 

The foundation will not fund the following:

  • Social functions
  • The promotion of commercial, political or religious objectives, including political advocacy projects, employment and/or business initiatives, and commercial enterprises
  • Activities that promote financial profit for applicants
  • Activities or programmes taking place outside the greater Auckland region
  • Retrospective funding for activities that have already happened after the date of the application

How to apply

The 2016 funding round opens on 19 August 2016 and closes 14 October 2016. Applications can be made via the Public Trust.

Media Release - 18 August 2016 - ProCare Charitable Foundation welcomes applications for grants

If you need help with this application, please email or call the Public Trust team on 0800 371 471.

The Trust Board Members

June McCabe, Chairman

June has been an independent director on the ProCare Health Limited (PHL) Board since December 2012 and is Chairman of the Remuneration and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. She has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors at senior levels, including 20 years of investment and banking experience. Her past and current corporate governance experience spans public, private and not-for-profit boards in the education, finance, health, housing, property, television, telecommunications, and venture capital sectors. June is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. She was previously a Board member of Accident Compensation Corporation and among her current directorships is on the Northland District Health Board.

Dr Tom Marshall, OBE

Tom was the foundation Chair of ProCare Health Limited in 1993 to 2008 and retired from general practice in 2011. He was a general practitioner in Mount Eden, Auckland from 1966 till 2011. He is a Fellow of the New Zealand Medical Association, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and the Institute of Directors (NZ). He was formerly an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland. Tom was formerly the President of the New Zealand Medical Association and a Member of the Board of Independent Practitioner Association Council. He is currently a Member of the Board of the Auckland Cancer Society and an Associate Editor of BMC Research Notes, a peer-reviewed, open-access online medical and biological sciences journal published in London. In 1996 Tom was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to medicine and the community.

Hanne Janes

Hanne Janes has extensive commercial and legal experience, including managing start-up SMEs and strategic and economic consulting with Deloitte.

Hanne's law career has spanned a diverse range of specialities including; medical and health law, professional liability, regulatory compliance, health and safety, competition, employment, civil, and relationship litigation.

Following fifteen years at the independent bar, Hanne was instrumental in establishing a health care practice at DLA Phillips Fox in 2013. In 2015 she returned to practice as a barrister with an interest in alternative organisational dispute resolution.

James Sclater

James has been an Independent Director of ProCare since 2009 and is Chairman of the Risk Assurance and Audit Committee and a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee.

James is a professional company director and trustee acting for a number of companies and investment trusts, including Hellaby Holdings, Damar Industries and Opus Group (an ASX listed company). He is a chartered accountant and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Directors. Prior to 2009, James was chairman of Grant Thornton Auckland, where he was a business advisory services director for 18 years, specialising in small to medium enterprise accounting, taxation and management advice.