In 2020/21 the Northland Grassroots Fund will go towards a youth leadership wānanga programme, support young people living outside of town to get their drivers licence, fund a social worker to work with vulnerable families, and improve financial capabilty in vulnerable communities through community education programs. These are just some of the projects being funded via the 2020 distribution of over $88,500 made by Northland Community Foundation through the Northland Grassroots Fund.
Every year the Northland Grassroots Fund is made available to charities and organisations working with the local community to provide services and support all over Northland. This year, with just over $88,500 available to distribute, applications were received from 40 organisations that amounted to over $ 451,500 worth of requests in total. The Northland Community Foundation’s Grant Panel, made up of volunteers from around the region, had the difficult job of selecting 11 organisations to be the recipients of this year’s available funds.
Organisations receiving a donation from the Northland Grassroots Fund 2020 are as follows:
|1||Bream Bay Community Support Trust||$14,953|
|2||Road Safety Education Limited||$11,087|
|3||Rainbow Youth Incorporated||$10,000|
|4||Whangarei Budgeting Service||$10,000|
|6||The HUB and HIPPY Charitable Trust – Early Years HUB||$8,000|
|7||The Hub and Hippy Charatible Trust – Hippy Dargaville||$8,000|
|8||Te Whai Community Trust Mangawhai||$8,000|
|9||The Whangaroa Kiwi Can Charitable Trust||$5,000|
|10||New Zealand Foundation of Victim Support Groups Inc – Northland||$3,000|
|11||Foster Hope Charitable Trust – Northland||$2,000|
|Total fund allocated||$88,540|
Congratulations to all organisations that have been awarded grants. We know the funds will be used to benefit the community and make a real difference in peoples’ lives!
Northland Grassroots Fund is kindly supported by The Tindall Foundation and boosted by donations from NCF’s Northland Community Fund. Funds are granted to local initiatives that aim to improve the lives of Northlanders in the long-term under the ‘families’ category.