A charity disbursement success
by Andy Bryenton
Kaipara organisations providing social services are the big winners in a recent disbursement of charitable donations from the Northland Grassroots Fund.
The Northland Community Foundation’s Grant Panel, made up of volunteers from around the region, had the difficult job of selecting 13 organisations to be the recipients of this year’s available funds, more than $90,000 all told.
These community-supporting groups included the Dargaville Early Years Service Hub, HIPPY Dargaville, Mangawhai’s Te Whai Community Trust, the well-known Tai Tokerau Emergency Housing Charitable Trust, the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups, the Northland Pacific Islands Charitable Trust and First Dargaville Scout Group. In total, half of the organisations funding will provide a direct benefit to the wider Kaipara community.
“Congratulations to all 13 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!” says grant panel chair, Debbie Evans.
“This is the third year that Dargaville Early Years’ Service HUB has received a grant from the Northland Grassroots fund, contributing to their rent and utilities bills and the salary of their coordinator, who manages
“In the past year, the HUB has supported over 500 vulnerable children and their families.”