The Northland Community Foundation is seeking applications for the 2020 Northland Grassroots Fund.
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Northland Community Foundation acts as a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support families, community and the environment. They distribute donations on behalf of The Tindall Foundation to projects and initiatives that support the Tindall Foundation Family/Whanau Focus Area within Northland. The funds provided by The Tindall Foundation are boosted by donations made to Northland Community Foundation’s Community Fund.
The Northland Grassroots Fund grants around $80,000 each year to worthy causes and charities in Northland. Organisations can apply for a grant of up to $15,000.
The Foundation will fund
The Foundation is looking for initiatives for families that:
Support the wellbeing of tamariki/children through their early years by:
Enhancing the capability of parents.
Supporting early childhood development, including language and literacy development, and social behaviour skills.
Support the wellbeing of rangatahi/young people by:
Promoting a positive youth development sector and growing its capacity.
Focusing on early intervention/prevention strategies for young people.
Supporting initiatives which promote identity and participation and equality of young people, particularly youth-led initiatives.
Working systemically to address youth employment, especially for those most distanced from the labour market.
Supporting and advocating for tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people, especially children in care, or the prevention of children needing to be taken into care.
Support the wellbeing of whanau/families by:
Providing and assisting whanau/families into stable, healthy, and affordable housing – especially home ownership.
Supporting the wellbeing of whanau/families in a holistic way, ensuring that their goals and aspirations are at the centre.
Promoting violence free homes.
Strengthening the identity and culture of whanau/families.
support whanau/families back into housing, those which support people who are homeless etc.
The Foundation is more likely to support initiatives that:
Support whanau/families experiencing multiple and intergenerational disadvantage
Put whanau/families at the centre
Use kaupapa Maori models of practice
Work holistically and provide wrap around support
Focus on long-term solutions
Applicants for Grassroots Funding should be working in the Northland community, helping Families/Whanau by supporting the wellbeing of tamariki/children through their early years, rangatahi/young people, and/or whanau/families.
Core or public health services, or initiatives where the children or whanau/families have a healthrelated issue or disability
Core education, including kindergartens and government and/or privately funded early childhood centres
Research from outside a community without its direct involvement.
Sport, leisure and recreation, including initiatives where the outcome is purely sports related
The arts, including initiatives where the outcome is purely arts related
House repairs, or housing projects whose main beneficiaries are not low income whanau/families
Buildings or land
Capital assets or equipment over $3,000
Individuals, personal loans, endowments or sponsorships
Religious or political advocacy
Urgent or retrospective applications
For more information, visit https://northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz/receiving/how-to-apply/