How to Apply

The Northland Grassroots 2024 funding round opens on April 22nd and closes on June 2nd. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by July 5th.

The Northland Grassroots Fund grants around $90,000 each year to worthy causes and charities in Northland. Organisations can apply for a grant of up to $15,000.

Northland Community Foundation acts as a Local Donation Manager for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support whānau/families, hapori/community and te taiao/the environment.  We distribute donations on behalf of The Tindall Foundation to projects and initiatives that support The Tindall Foundation Family/Whānau Focus Area within Te Tai Tokerau Northland.  The funds provided by The Tindall Foundation are boosted by donations made to Northland Community Foundation’s Northland Grassroots Fund.

More information:

To find out more about the Family/Whānau Focus Area, click here.

You can see examples of organisations we’ve helped on our Who we’ve helped page.

To apply, first check you are eligible by downloading the Guidance notes (link below) or click here: Who Can Apply?  If you are not sure whether your organisation or project is eligible then first fill in a preliminary application form.  We will then let you know whether or not you should apply.  If your organisation and project are eligible, then fill in the full application form by June 2nd .

Click here to complete a Full Application Form
Click here to complete a Preliminary Application Form
Click here to view/download a copy of the Guidance Notes

It is important that you complete your application carefully and with enough detail to allow our Grants Panel to make an informed decision.


If you have any questions, or to be added to our mailing list so you can be notified when the next funding round opens, please email