Kiwis love their sport. Whether we participate on the field or on the sideline, we love to be involved. Our Northland Sport Endowment Fund gives you the opportunity to ensure young (and older) Kiwis stay fit and active.

In 2016, Sport Northland and the Northland Community Foundation (NCF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a Northland Sport Endowment Fund.

As part of the MOA, Sport Northland transferred its Kauri Club Funds of $191,000 to the NCF to kick-start the Sports Northland Endowment Fund. This fund was originally established back in 1988 when local sponsor Northern Bakeries granted Sport Northland some seed funding, and this was added to in 2000 after the family of the late Garry Frew (Sports Editor at the Northern Advocate) donated part of his estate to Sport Northland for the benefit of young sportspeople.

The fund had always been held by Sport Northland in perpetuity, the distributions of which have always been used for talent development of promising young Northland sportspeople.

Since the establishment of the Sport Northland Endowment Fund, the Foundation has been instrumental in growing the fund through their investment partners Craigs Investments. Sport Northland now uses the distributions from the endowment fund for the Kauri Club Fund, which provides talent development services, grants and scholarships to promising young Northland sportspeople to better prepare them to reach the top of their chosen sport.

Both Sport Northland and the Foundation encourage all Northlanders who love active recreation and sport to consider leaving a gift to the Sport Northland Endowment Fund. Take a look here at our Northland Sport Giving Brochure: Northland Sport Fund-fold brochure

Your gift can help anyone in active recreation and sport – a young sportsperson, teams, coaches, children at school, adults or seniors – it’s your choice. It could even go towards sports facilities or a particular sporting code such as netball, hockey, football, or swimming to name a few.

You can gift directly to the Fund so your gift can be used now and you can receive a 33% tax credit. Visit our donate page here: to donate by credit-card or through via bank account. Note: you will need to choose the Northland Sport Fund and then write the particular area of interest you have for the funds in the comments.

Or we can invest your gift and deliver the interest from these funds back to your sports fund every year, forever! Click here to see how your gift can grow and give forever: How to Grow your Gift

You can also gift through your Will, and it can be as much or as little as you want, for example 5% to 10%. See our Legal Resources page here for more information:

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss any of these options:


For the latest news for the Northland Sports Endowment Fund click on the photos or links below:


Learn to Swim Legacy Fund and Sport Northland

Gareth Foster – giving where his heart resides – Northland Sports Fund

Sport Northland CEO Brent Eastwood’s $25,000 pledge to Kauri Club Fund – Northland Sports Fund

Wills Month and the Northland Sport Fund – Kauri Club Recipient Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist