Since the program began in 2018, we have awarded $4.88 million to 489 community organisations with 126 Westfield Local Heroes finalists recognised each year.

Read the stories of all our 489 Westfield Local Heroes alumni

Meet some of Westfield Local Hero alumni below

Westfield Local Heroes grant recipient, Terry Cornick, is the founder of Mr. Perfect. Mr. Perfect provides a casual setting to help men talk about vulnerable topics surrounding mental health. After reaching out for professional support with mental health struggles of his own, Terry realised there was a lack of understanding and empathy around the wider social aspects of his life contributing to his overall health. Terry set up a casual gathering at a local park and extended the invite online to any men wishing to join, with an overwhelming response. The Westfield Local Heroes grant has enabled Mr. Perfect to purchase food equipment and merchandise. 

Westfield Local Heroes grant recipient, Shantelle Tagg, is the founder of Shimmy Shakes Dance Studio. The studio encourages the inclusion of all children, especially those with special needs, by welcoming them to join the dance classes at an affordable cost. Shantelle used her Westfield Local Heroes grant to train her teachers in working with children who have additional needs and offered the program for free to families for 12 months. 

Kelly FrancisWhenua Warrior
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Matt BrownShe Is Not Your Rehab
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Tayla NasmithMummy's In Need
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Alice AndersonQtopia
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Bernie HarfleetGive a Kid a Blanket
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Nick LoosleyEverybody Eats
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Dave LockwoodYMCA North
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Annette WilsonNorth Shore Group Riding for the Disabled Inc
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Charli CoxKoha Apparel
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