Supporters and Volunteers

We wouldn’t be able to provide the level of service without the ongoing support from our sponsors, supporters and volunteers which we are very grateful for.

If you or your business wants to be part of our exciting and amazing journey in life, please feel free to contact us. It is also possible to donate via the givealittle website.

Grants and Donations 2017-2018

  • Frozen Funds $1730 to enable our participation in the Community Ukulele Band in Moera
  • TG Macarthy $7500 towards Music Therapy and community music sessions
  • Hutt City Council -Community Engagement $616 for Step by Step Switches
  • Infinity Foundation $3000 for the painting of the outside of the hall
  • Hutt City Council -Community Engagement $1800 for Naturally Creative You programme
  • Winston and Margaret Bear $2500 for music therapy
  • Rehabilitation Welfare Trust $1000 towards the Hawkes Bay Summer Camp in January/February 2019
  • ANZ Staff Foundation $9959 for inclusive communication therapy
  • Hutt City Council -Creative Communities $1460 for Song Leading programme
  • Hutt City Council -Community Engagement $1100 I-pads (mini)
  • Hutt City Council -general grants $4000

Grants and Donations 2016/2017

  • Hutt Mana $4,800 towards our overnight Stay in the Wellington Zoo in October 2016
  • NZ Inclusive for $635 towards our Advanced Autism Course
  • Upper Hutt City Council (Creative Community) $1395 for our Inclusive Story Teller
  • Petone Lions Club for $500 towards a new projector for our literacy sessions
  • Winton and Margaret Bear for $5000 towards our Music Therapist
  • Hutt City Council for $8000 towards our operating expenses
  • Infinity Foundation $5616 towards our Inclusive Communication Programme
  • Upper Hutt City Council $1000 towards our Program Support Coordinator
  • Frozen Funds $3000 towards setting up our Micro-Enterprise a Self Sustainable Art Gallery for our artists
  • Pelorus Trust has kindly donated $72,850 for a wheelchair van so we can go out and about in the community.
  • Hutt City Council for $2150 towards our Heartbeat to Heartbeat community music project
  • TG Macarthy for $7500 towards the Music Therapy
  • Infinity Foundation and Wellington Community Trust for $30,000 towards our Outward Bound course.
  • Infinity Foundation for $4197.60 towards our Inclusive Communication Programme
  • IHC parent branch Lower Hutt for their donation of $2300 towards Outward Bound

Grants and Donations 2009-2015

Ongoing Service Support


  • Trevor Lacey – Handyman
  • Kane Prince
  • Steven Stuart
  • Walter Bunker
  • Robert Gibb
  • Stephanie Baucke

Please contact us if you would like to come and volunteer at Thumbs Up, we have lots of different activities and options for volunteers!