The Tindall Foundation’s Grassroots Giving Fund - 2015 Funding Round

 Auckland Communities Foundation acts as a Regional Funding Manager for the Tindall Foundation and we have just completed this year’s granting round. A large number of applications were received this year for various projects supporting family and social services. The total size of requests for support was in excess of $1.1 million as compared to last year’s $1.2 million .  It was interesting to see the various areas of priorities the grants were requested for compared to 2014. We had a larger number of projects that supported youth and early years development as well as migrant, refugee and cross cultural programmes.

Over 25 community members were involved across the 5 regional panels in assessing the grant applications.  All panelists are volunteers who give their own time and expertise in considering the applications including visiting some of the charities. To ensure the funding is allocated to areas of highest need, the Grassroots Giving Fund uses thorough and inclusive process for decision making.  A total of $334,127 was awarded to thirty five charitable organisations.  A wide range of projects were supported including Summerfield’s Charitable Trust in Karaka.  Summerfield’s provide a specialised programme for young people affected by trauma and disadvantage.  They provide counselling and support in a rural environment using horses and pet animals as a means to engaging with the young people and encouraging empathy, love, care and responsibility.  Their stories of connection and engagement with at risk youth were heart-warming and inspiring.  They are a real ‘grassroots’ organisation showing how innovation, nurture and community spirit combined can support youth development.

Thank you to all those involved in the process and we wish all the 2015 recipients all the best in supporting the Tindall Foundation vision of a stronger New Zealand.

Applications for 2016 will open on the 1st of April.

Read more about our Research & Grants Committee by clicking here.

2015 Recipients                         

REC Youth Development $9,200.00
Waiheke Youth Centre Charitable Trust $10,000.00
Cession Community Trust $8,466.00
The Umma Trust $15,000.00
Adult Literacy Tamaki Auckland $5,134.00
Age Concern North Shore $10,000.00
Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club $2,000.00
Men’s Shed North Shore Trust $1,500.00
Rosa Counselling Trust $4,320.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters $12,000.00
Shakti Legal Advocacy & Family Services $12,000.00
Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust $12,000.00
Action Education $10,000.00
Auckland Refugee Council $12,000.00
New Foundations Trust $15,000.00
Otara Health Charitable Trust $13,500.00
Whanau Resource Centre O Pukekohe $15,000.00
Summerfield’s Charitable Trust $15,000.00
Ohana Young Parent Charitable Trust $15,000.00
Te Atatu Peninsula Community Trust $7,500.00
Care Waitakere Trust $14,000.00
Ngati Whatua Nga Rima O Kaipara Charitable Trust $12,180.00
Totara Seed Trust $3,000.00
Connect the Dots $11,200.00
Heart for Youth $10,000.00
Parent Port North $10,000.00
Te Herenga Waka o Orewa Inc $10,000.00
The Carol White Family Centre Inc $6,000.00
Waiuku Family Support Network $3,000.00
Habitat for Humanity $9,000.00
Te Whare Awhina o Tamworth Inc $10,000.00
Training and Budget Services $7,500.00
West Auckland Budget Services $11,500.00
Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust $2,000.00
Love to Live New Zealand $10,000.00
For information on how to apply click here or if you would like to know about our past recipients click here.