Community Service Grants
Over the past seven years, The Wrigley Company Foundation and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) Community Service Grants programme has provided vital funds to dental professionals and students, enabling them to implement community projects to improve the oral health and education of New Zealand and Pacific Island communities in need (comprising of New Guinea, New Caledonia, Torres Strait Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Micronesia, and Polynesia).
Between 2012 - 2018, the grants programme has:
- Provided 17626 individuals access to oral care education
- Screened and treated around 2000 individuals in need
- Enabled 750 volunteer dental professionals to donate 6455 hours of their time to improving the oral health outcomes of local communities
The retail costs of last year's programme alone is $184,234.
The 2019 Wrigley Company Foundation and NZDA Community Service Grants programme will continue to encourage dental professionals to implement oral health community service projects to provide treatments and education to high risk communities.