A Little Bit about Next

 

NEXT was established in 2014. It is a $100 million, 10 year spend-down strategic philanthropy fund. Its vision is to create a legacy of environmental and educational excellence for future generations of New Zealanders. NEXT invests in a small number of multi-year initiatives - targeting projects that are transformational, inspirational and managed in a business-like way.

 

 

  • NEXT Education Initiatives

    NEXT focuses on three areas in education. The first 1000 days of life, teacher excellence and leadership in education.

  • NEXT Environmental Initiatives

    NEXT invests in environmental initiatives to support a Predator Free New Zealand, and healthy rivers.

Latest News

 

 

  • 15 Oct

    Babies Are Born To Communicate

    New research shows babies babble can be an indicator of how good a reader they will become. TVOne news reports on the findings- and NEXT education initiative Talking Matters backs it up - saying babies are “born to communicate”.  read more

  • 05 Oct

    Rat Cunning in the Capital

    Are rats using storm water drains to get around Wellington ? That report and more updates in the latest edition of a Predator Free Wellington’s newsletter.  read more

  • 24 Sep

    Palmerston North Teachers Win The Mind Lab NEXT Expert Teacher Awards

    Two teachers from College Street Normal School in Palmerston North have been awarded the NEXT Expert Teacher Award after completing a postgraduate course at The Mind Lab.  read more

“We are fundamentally challenging the notion in New Zealand that because you are in a poor community you can’t do well at school.”

— Pat Snedden, Manaiakalani Education Trust

Our Investments

 

 

Education

 

Manaiakalani

Manaiakalani

Digitally enabled learning system for lower decile communities of schools. Read more

Nga Pumanawa e Waru

Nga Pumanawa e Waru

Digitally enabled and collaborative learning for Rotorua district. Read more

Space

Space NZ Trust

Space for you and your baby - support programme for new parents Read more

Springboard Trust

Springboard Trust

Strategic leadership development for principals.
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Summer Learning Journey

Summer Learning Journey

Holiday blogging programme for schoolchildren to help prevent the summer slump in academic achievement.
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Talking Matters

Talking Matters

Promoting richer language in the first 1,000 days.
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Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ

Innovative teacher training for top graduates and professionals to reduce educational inequality.
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The Education Hub

The Education Hub

The Education Hub has a mission to bridge the gap between research and practice in education. Read more

The Mind Lab by Unitec

The Mind Lab by Unitec

Digital literacy for teachers. Read more

 

Environment

 

Predator Free Community Champion

Predator Free Community Champion

NEXT Predator Free Community Champion Kelvin Hastie. Read more

Predator Free Wellington City

Predator Free Wellington City

New Zealand’s first predator-free city. Read more

Project Janszoon

Project Janszoon

Restoring the ecology of Abel Tasman National Park. Read more

Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island

Hauraki Gulf conservation park. Read more

Taranaki Mounga

Taranaki Mounga

Transforming conservation on the mountain, ranges and islands of Taranaki. Read more

The Cacophony Project

The Cacophony Project

Research and development to bring information technology into conservation. Read more

ZIP

ZIP

R&D tools and techniques for a predator-free New Zealand. Read more