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Community Waikato Tindall Annual Fund

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The Tindall Foundation
Contributing to a stronger
Aotearoa New Zealand
now and for future generations


The 2020 Family Whaanau funding round is now open

Closing date is 18 September 2020
Click here to Apply Now

Community Waikato acts as a Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support families, community and the environment. We are what’s called a Regional Donation Manager meaning that we distribute donations on behalf of TTF to projects and initiatives that support TTF’s Family/Whaanau Focus Area.

People who have applied in the past will notice some changes this year to the application form and requirements. The Tindall Foundation giving now focuses in three areas – Family/Whaanau, Community and Environment, with Community Waikato’s focus area, as a Regional Donation Manager, being Family/Whaanau. This is not a big departure from how donations have been given in the past, or who they were given to, and the new direction allows for greater flexibility and responsiveness to new and emerging areas of need


Accountability Form

If you have received Tindall funding, you must complete this accountability form to be eligible for Tindall funding in the future
click here for the 2019 accountability form
Goals for Whaanau/ Family
  • Healthy and happy families in which everyone has a strong sense of self and is connected to their identity and culture.
  • A country where all New Zealanders live in affordable, healthy, safe and violence-free homes.
  • A place where whanau/families have sufficient means to raise their tamariki/children.
  • Parents and carers feel confident and supported, tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people are attached and secure, and families get the support they need.
  • Rangatahi/young people are resilient, connected, able to participate, have a strong sense of self, and enjoy meaningful work.
  • A gender-equal Aotearoa New Zealand, where all gender identities are respected, have equal opportunities, and are able to make their own choices.
Whaanau/Family Priority areas for funding
The more priorities your project/organisation meets , the more likely you are to receive support
  • Whaanau/Families experiencing multiple and intergenerational disadvantage
  • Put whaanau/families at the centre
  • Use kaupapa Maaori models of practice
  • Work holistically
  • Focus on long term solutions
  • Work in collaboration
Areas not eligible for funding
  • Core or public health services, medical care, medical equipment, medical research, clinical health initiatives (within mental or physical health) or disabilities services, hospitals and hospices. This includes initiatives where the ‘entry criteria’ for service users means that they have a physical, mental health or addiction issue or are living with a disability.
  • Core education in universities, colleges, schools, early childhood centres, including programmes, scholarships, equipment, or other activities that are curriculum-related.
  • Research from outside a community without its direct involvement.
  • Sport, leisure and recreation, high performance sport, sports clubs operational or programme costs, sport equipment, events, trips and competitions.
  • The arts, including drama, art or performing arts, museums and galleries.
  • Overseas organisations, projects outside the geographic borders of Aotearoa New Zealand, overseas travel and expenses, and exchange programmes.
  • Buildings or land.
  • Animal charities.
  • Capital assets or equipment costing over $3,000.
  • Individuals. We are unable to give donations to support individuals including scholarships, international travel to conferences, events or for research.
  • Personal loans.
  • Endowment funds.
  • Religious or political advocacy, including religious advancement, political lobby groups, lobbying or marketing campaigns.
  • Venture capital initiatives.
  • Urgent or retrospective applications.
  • Sponsorships.
Geographical area covered by this fund
  • Hamilton City
  • Hauraki
  • Matamata-Piako
  • Otorohanga
  • South Waikato
  • Thames Coromandel
  • Waikato District
  • Waikato Region
  • Ruapehu
  • Waitomo
  • Waipa 

The Community Waikato Tindall Funding round opens early August  and closes mid-September of each year. We distribute approximately $100,000.00 annually and approximately 40 grants of around $1000 to $5000 are made.

Online applications are through the Community Waikato website www.communitywaikato.org.nz.  For more information please go to our website or contact Sally Fenwick Ridley on 07 282 0744, or sally@communitywaikato.org.nz