#36 Be. the Change by Thinking Differently

“Improving attitudes and behaviours towards disabled people will ensure that people can live their lives in a way which enables them to be the best that they can be - rather than being constrained by the judgements of others.”
Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues.

Think Differently is a social change campaign to encourage and support a fundamental shift in attitudes and behaviour towards disabled people in New Zealand.

It’s about focusing on what people can do rather than what they can’t and every year, the Think Differently's Making a Difference Fund supports communities to develop local projects that mobilise change in the way that New Zealanders think about accessibility.

The fund has just reopened for applications so click here to find out more about it and whether you might be eligible. The fund gives priority to projects that are collaborative, have support from across the community, and have a clear plan to effect local change.

You can also click here to view a video that highlights some of the projects from the last round of funding