The ILT Group has confirmed funding support of $495,000 to the Hawthorndale Care Village Charitable Trust.
The grant will give a much needed boost towards the overall funding requirements of the village and help to ensure the proposed community asset becomes a reality.
The project has just $2.3 million left to raise via donations, having secured $4.2 million of donated funds over the past 18 months. This brings the overall funding to $30.7 million of the required $33m development sum.
The Hawthorndale Care Village working group chair Sarah Hannan said they were delighted to receive ILT Foundation’s grant and helps them move a step closer toward construction in 2022.
The planned development is an innovative care model that allows people to live in an engaging village rather than a hospital setting. Its aim is to offer residents a place to feel safe and at home. It will be the first of its kind in South Island.
ILT group president Alan Dennis said the organisation is always looking for new funding opportunities, especially ones that align with its values and vision.
“The Hawthorndale Care Village is a wonderful example of a facility that will have a positive impact on our older people now and in the future,” he said.
“We are immensely pleased to be able to support our community affected by dementia.”
“The project had an ambitious fundraising target which the working group, board and its partners have already made good inroads towards achieving.
“We’re thrilled to be able to play a part in helping them move closer towards the target needed,” Mr Dennis said.
The Hawthorndale Care Village project, to be built on the site of the former Hawthorndale School on Tay Street in Invercargill, is an aged care facility inspired by the world leading Dutch dementia village, De Hogeweyk.
The design of the village and the delivery of care removes the institutional/hospital feel and with residents living in small groups in houses where the rhythm of everyday living is tailored to each individual.
To find out more or to donate online head to www.thehawthorndale.co.nz