Partner with us

Many Hornby children are missing out on the support they need to feel secure, to access opportunities and to reach their potential. 

But when the problems they face can be so complex, what can any of us do to help?

We’re thinking
long term.

The problem

Many support services are only available to families when they’re at crisis point. The best support would prevent them ever getting there – but how do you find and build trust with these often isolated families?

If we hope to tackle long term, intergenerational problems like violence, poverty and abuse, we need a long term, intergenerational solution, creating layers of support around vulnerable children.

So how can you support Hornby kids to break free of generational cycles of violence, trauma or abuse?

Become a Hornby Champion.


How do we make a change?



We’ve made a long-term commitment to some of the most isolated, hard to reach families in Hornby, through our Longitudinal Whānau Support programme (LWS).

It works by:

  • Connecting with schools to identify and support isolated and at risk families;
  • Committing to building a relationship with those families long term, from when their children are aged 5 to aged 20, supporting them throughout.
  • Creating an Opportunity Hub at the school, connecting the wider community to provide sports, arts or cultural opportunities available to all children at the school.


Because in Aotearoa New Zealand no one should be left behind. We need the creativity, culture, and ingenuity of every one of us to tackle the complex challenges ahead.


We are a local community trust based in the heart of Hornby called Te Whare Awhero (Hope House) and our work focuses on the southwest of Christchurch. 

As well as our Longitudinal Whanau Support programme, we provide not for profit counselling services, community support services, Horizons Oscar before and after school and holiday programmes, and Mana Ake school-based mental health support services to children.

Head to to learn more.

How can you help?

To make a long term commitment to these children, we can’t rely only on Government grants or sponsorship, which can come and go. We also need the support of our community.

By becoming a Hornby Champion, your support of $50.00 per month will help us to continue our work and bring hope to local families.

We’ll provide you with regular updates on what your support has made possible, as well as opportunities to get involved directly. 

You can help vulnerable Hornby children find long term support and access opportunities that will enable them to grow, expand their horizons and realise their potential.

Become a Hornby Champion.


What is a
Hornby Champion?



A Hornby Champion believes in potential. It means that as a local business or individual, you have a passion for supporting local children, youth, and their families to be all that they can be. You are a Champion of Hope.

If you are wanting to be philanthropic (really generous!) to those in need, then we can help you as you help us.

We love partnerships with local people and businesses who want to help make a difference in our community. If this is one of your values, we can support you to put this into


Our goal is to create hope for those in need – it’s our underlying mission and drive at Hornby Champion. We strive to see the youth and whanau of our local community given all the opportunity they need in life to succeed. Our focus has always been on those in need, and we would love you to help us make true impact happen in our community.

Now more than ever, we need to bring hope to those that are struggling, or to those that simply need our support.

Become a champion to your community – partner with us!

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What else would your support achieve?

Click the images above to find out more about our other programmes supporting Hornby families


Our partnership levels allow our Champions to give at the capacity that is best suited to them and their ability to contribute. Your level of partnership will be displayed with your company name on the Hope Champion website.

There are more ways in which you can increase the value of your support to us without increasing the cost to you. Either by choosing us to be your Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider, or by choosing us as your Good Cause through UpstreamNZ.

At this level, businesses commit to a support amount of $500.00 or (more) per month on an ongoing basis.

At this level, businesses commit to a support amount of $200.00 per month on an ongoing basis.

This is targeted at individuals who commit to a support amount of $50.00 per month on an ongoing basis.

How is the impact calculated?

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