About Friends of the Foundation

Friends of the Foundation is the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s business sponsorship programme that forms partnerships with like-minded businesses who want to help improve the respiratory health of all New Zealanders.

The sponsorship programme supports Foundation initiatives in three key areas:

Education - Providing free asthma education to children in schools and early learning centres. Leading clinical best practice on respiratory treatment for health professionals. Producing and sharing free printed and digital health resources to patients with respiratory disease. Translating targeted resources to identified at-risk communities.

Advocacy – Raising the national profile of respiratory disease in New Zealand through nationwide campaigns and regular communications. Advocating to the Government to implement a national respiratory health policy. Being an active voice in supporting smokefree and vapefree initiatives, and healthy homes legalisation.

Research – Developing the framework for treating respiratory disease in New Zealand. Commissioning research to measure and track the impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand. Providing a free online research portal on our website to collate ongoing research in the respiratory space.

The Foundation receives no Government funding is relies on the generosity of our supporters, community funding bodies and sponsors to do our work.

Find out how your organisation can get involved and become one of our valued partners by contacting: amyrose@asthmaandrespiratory.org.nz

Platinum Sponsor

G.J. Gardner Homes is the Foundation's first ever Platinum Sponsor.

G.J. Gardner Homes care about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and welcome the opportunity to partner with the Foundation to help us fulfil our mission of improving the lives of Kiwis living with respiratory conditions.

Gold Sponsors

eHaus shares the Foundation's vision that all homes should be healthy and
comfortable while at the same time taking care of the environment.

With fresh, filtered air with 98% of pollutants and allergens removed, warm and comfortable no matter
what’s happening outside, an eHaus home is energy efficient giving you savings of up to 75-90% less heating energy. Find out more

Dyson share the Foundation's vision of creating a healthier home for New Zealanders.

All Dyson purifiers combine sealed 360° activated carbon and HEPA filters. They remove gases and 99.95% of airborne particles, including allergens as small as 0.1 microns.1, 2 Find out more

1 Tested for filtration efficiency (EN1822) at 0.1 microns 2 Gaseous capture rates vary.
Pulse Energy is a 100% community owned energy company that provides electricity, gas and broadband services to over 85,000 homes throughout New Zealand. Pulse Energy is committed to providing support to local communities throughout the country to provide warmer, drier homes. In 2020, Pulse Energy created the Pay it Forward Programme, a joint initiative between Pulse and their customers. The Pay it Forward Programme helps customers experiencing energy hardship. Pulse believes in transparency and offering product choices tailored to meet all customers' needs. The Pulse team are proud to partner with the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation.

Silver Sponsors

Warmer Kiwi homes (EECA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority)

We all want a warm, dry, healthy home but that’s especially important if you have a respiratory condition, as putting on another jersey doesn’t help because you are breathing in cold air. However, well-installed insulation and efficient heating can improve your comfort and the health and well-being of your family, reducing the number of doctor’s visits and hospitalisations.

Government Warmer Kiwi Homes grants are available for lower-income homeowners (not rentals) and cover:

- 80% of the total cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation. In some areas, the cost to you may be even lower, thanks to generous funding from community organisations.

- 80% of the cost of an approved heater. This could be a heat pump or an efficient wood/pellet burner for the main living area. Heater grants are capped at $3000 including GST

The demand for grants is high - apply now to avoid long waits when the winter cold snap arrives.

Find out if you are eligible here: Warmer Kiwi Homes tool - EECA tools

Comfortech Building Performance Solutions™ are extremely pleased to become a sponsor of Friends of the Foundation. Poor Living standards is a key contributor towards children developing asthma which is why we believe it is important to help improve the living standards in New Zealand. We know that a well-insulated home contributes to a warm, dry and healthy home, something our locally made Pink®Batts® product has been doing for over 60 years.

New Zealand’s leading home ventilation company HRV is now a Friend of the Foundation. HRV home ventilation delivers for people with asthma on two fronts: firstly, it filters out many common contaminants from the air before it enters the home. Most importantly, though, it brings in drier air from the roof space so stale, damp air gets pushed out.

A few facts about HRV:
- Manufacturing and installing home ventilation systems since 2003
- More than 500,000 New Zealanders now living in HRV- ventilated homes
- Incorporates industry leading FilterLayr™nanofibre filtration technology to trap microscopic airborne particles such as spores, allergens, and bacteria.

Bronze Sponsors

SmartVent’s home ventilation systems help to create healthy home environments which greatly improves indoor air quality and decreases respiratory disease triggers (such as mould and damp air) in New Zealanders homes. SmartVent is committed to improving the health of homes in Aotearoa and to ensure that as many New Zealanders are able to live in a warm, dry home which is why we are proud to be supporting the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation in the work they do.

Daikin’s split system and air purifier technology provide premium comfort and support for those affected by allergies and asthma. Controlling indoor environment – heating, cooling, ventilation, purification, humidification and dehumidification – can play a huge role in allergy management. This is all achievable with the Daikin product range which features our Flash Streamer Technology and Titanium Air-Purifying filter to eliminate bacteria, airborne particles, allergens, pollen and unpleasant odours.