Northland Community Foundation panel members Terri Donaldson, Debbie Evans and Rosemary Archibald invite applications for community funding

Family initiatives funding boost

by Andy Bryenton

The Northland Community Foundation have tens of thousands of dollars to donate to worthy causes, which benefit families in our community.

On June 10 applications opened to receive funding through their programme, and groups promoting families, children and young people’s services are encouraged to apply.

The Northland Community Foundation has assisted many causes in recent years, including Dargaville Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Kaipara Abuse Prevention and the Kaipara Early Years Learning Service Hub. Their criteria is simple, as panel member Debbie Evans, who serves alongside Terri Donaldson, Rosemary Archibald and three other representatives from around Northland explains.

“This fund helps smaller, local organisations who are making a difference in our Northland communities.” Evans encourages not for profit groups to review the criteria and if their projects fit in with the overarching ethos of the foundation.

“Initiatives that foster youth employment, literacy and numeracy, assisting the capability of parents, and promoting affordable housing for young families are a few examples of activities the foundation would look upon favourably.

With a total of $90,000 to allocate this year, applications close July 21. If you are involved with a project, which may be eligible, please visit northlandcommunityfoundation.org.nz.