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

 

 

  • 19 Sep

    Waiheke Island's Bid to Become World's First Predator Free Urban Island

    Waiheke Island has secured funding to help eradicate rats and stoats from the island - and a chance to become the world’s first predator free urban island.  read more

  • 30 Aug

    Zero Invasive Predators - Challenges of Removing Predators from the Mainland

    Weather and possums - two of the many challenges Zero Invasive Predators is facing removing predators from the mainland - in a trial at the Perth Valley on the West Coast.  read more

  • 27 Aug

    No Rat is Safe in Wellington - Not Even in Student Flats

    Wellington city is on a mission to become the first Predator Free City in the world - and no rat is safe- not even in student flats! A group called Traplordz has been formed to tackle the rats in students flats- as this report in Stuff explains.  read more

“To better educate our children, we need to help empower teachers, supporting them to use new technology.”

— Frances Valintine, Founder and Chair of The Mind Lab by Unitec

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