Northern Wairoa Fund – Keeping Giving Local

Posted on: 15/02/21

In November of 2020 the Northern Wairoa Fund made its first grant. The first recipients were the Dargaville Dalmation Club, and the grant was for $500.

The Northern Wairoa Fund of the Northland Community Foundation was started with a donation from Bruce and Merle Wade. Since then there have been a few other cash donations, and the fund is now in a position to pay out modest grants on an annual basis.

Northern Wairoa fund representative and Northland Community Foundation trustee Richard Alspach said “The fund had huge potential for the area, and he was confident that this modest grant would be the first of many, and that over time they would grow both in quantity and frequency”. “As a Region Northland has been disadvantaged for decades, and some would say that the West side of Northland even more so than the rest. Northland Community Foundation, and by extension the Northern Wairoa Fund is a way that all Northlanders can contribute to the long-term viability of communities and organizations in the Region that they identify with. If you feel that Northland has contributed to who and what you are, then the Foundation is a way of giving back”.