How to Apply

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 Northland Grassroots 2021 funding round is now open. Applications must be received by the 20th June 2021.

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.  We distribute donations on behalf of The Tindall Foundation to projects and initiatives that support The Tindall Foundation Family/Whānau Focus Area within Northland.  The funds provided by The Tindall Foundation are boosted by donations made to Northland Community Foundation’s Community 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.

If you are considering applying, first check if you are eligible under Who Can Apply?

If you are not sure whether your organisation or project is eligible then first submit a preliminary assessment form by 14th June.  We will then let you know whether or not you should apply.  If your organisation and project are eligible, then submit a full application by 20th June.

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


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


If you have any questions, or to be notified when the next funding round opens, please email