Caring for someone

Recognising achievement

The Excellence in Foster Care Awards

These awards are hosted in partnership with Fostering Kids, and celebrate the work of caregivers who open up their hearts and homes to New Zealand’s most vulnerable tamariki.

It's a way for us to show our support and gratitude for all the amazing work caregivers do.

Any caregiver can win an award, and anyone can make a nomination. Do you know someone who deserves an award?

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William Wallace Awards

Many young people in care have overcome significant barriers and gone on to achieve great things. These awards honour these outstanding young people, and provide help for them to pursue their dreams of tertiary, vocational or leadership training. 

Any young person in care – or who has recently come out of care – can win an award. And anyone can make a nomination.

There are 15 - 20 awards available each year, which total in value up to $4,000: 

Tertiary award
To help a young person go on to further study after school.

Vocational award
To help a young person train for a career or buy equipment for sports or artistic pursuits.

Leadership award
To help a young person develop their potential through a course or programme. 

Outward Bound Scholarship
To help a young person complete an Outward Bound course.

The Girls Friendly Society Scholarship
This is a special award for an outstanding young woman living in the greater Wellington region.