Faith-Based Local Donation Managers are established organisations giving out donations within our Family Focus Area. They can give between $500 and $15,000 to community and social service organisations operating locally that have community reach.

If you are connected to one of the Christian denominations, you may wish to apply to one of our Faith-Based Local Donation Managers. See below for a list of our faith managers, including info on closing dates and links to their websites.


The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) New Zealand works as part of the global ADRA network: inspiring and collaborating with communities to address social and poverty-related issues in New Zealand, as well as in the South Pacific and South-East Asia. As a faith-based organisation ADRA exists to serve humanity and seek ways not only to alleviate suffering amongst the most vulnerable but also to facilitate opportunities for them to thrive. ADRA is a Faith-Based Local Donation Manager helping TTF to address the challenging issues that affect children, youth and families.

There are four funding rounds each year: 15 March, 15 May, 15 August, 15 October.

Sally Lavea

Telephone: (09) 625 0883
Email: sallylavea@adra.org.nz
Website: www.adra.org.nz

Anglican Care Network

The Anglican Care Network is a nationwide network of social service agencies, parish-based community programmes and inter-church projects or partnerships. TTF funds are allocated to initiatives across the seven dioceses and in developing community-facing social services ministry. TTF funding for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch City Missions is also allocated by the Anglican Care Network.

Applications open from mid/end July and close end August/mid-September

Baptist Churches of New Zealand

Baptist Neighbourhood and Justice Initiatives are a network of social service providers offering education and support through a range of services, mostly attached to local churches, including regional initiatives. They provide support, advice and networking within Baptist Churches and their associated trusts, and distribute TTF donations.

There are two funding rounds. Round one opens in December and closes at the end of February.  Round two opens in April and closes at the end of June.

Sushila Nelson
Telephone: (09) 526 0331
Email: sushila.nelson@baptist.org.nz
Website: www.baptist.org.nz

Methodist Alliance Aotearoa

Methodist Alliance Aotearoa is the formal alliance of Methodist Missions, parish- and community-based social services and trusts. Methodist Alliance has been involved in the care of children, at-risk young people and their families as well as the elderly since the church was established in Aotearoa in the 19th century. Today the church continues to be a major provider of a wide range of social and community services including early childhood education, elder care, parenting, social work support, community development projects, budgeting and youth development. It distributes donations on behalf of TTF.

One funding round, which closes in November each year.

New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference is the umbrella organisation for six Catholic dioceses. The Conference distributes TTF donations to the dioceses to support families and youth programmes.


Application deadline: April each year

Contact: www.caringfoundation.org.nz/an-easier-way-to-apply/



Application deadline: January and September each year

Contact: Betty-Anne Kemp, telephone: (07) 856 6989; email: admin@commongood.org.nz



Palmerston North

Application deadline: March and September each year

Contact: Wendy Silver, telephone: 06 354 1780; email wsilver@pndiocese.org.nz



Wellington Archdiocese

Application deadline: June each year

Contact: Lisa Beech, telephone: (04)  496 1796; email: tindall@wn.catholic.org.nz


Christchurch Diocese

Application deadline: March each year

Contact: Charlotte Cummings, email: CCummings@cdoc.nz


Dunedin Diocese

Application deadline September each year

Contact: Pauline Lee, email: paulineL@cdd.org.nz


Siobhan Dilly

Telephone: (04) 496 1747
Email: sdilly@nzcbc.org.nz

Website: www.catholic.org.nz

Presbyterian Support New Zealand

Presbyterian Support New Zealand has been committed for more than a century to making a positive difference together through residential services for older people, and nationwide community-based services. Presbyterian Support achieves its mission through seven regional non-profit organisations, under the Family Works brand for children, young people, and their families and whānau, and under the Enliven brand for older people.  

Presbyterian Support New Zealand is the coordinating and support body for the seven regions. It distributes TTF donations to Family initiatives from Presbyterian Church parishes and Presbyterian Support regions.

Funding round opens early May and closes mid-June. 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Christian-based ethic forms the foundation of their services for families and individuals in crisis, the elderly, and those dealing with addictions. The Salvation Army distributes donations from TTF to fund some of these initiatives.

Please email The Salvation Army for more information on the application process.  The funding round closes in March each year.

Raewyn Butler

Telephone: 04 382 0744
Email: raewyn.butler@salvationarmy.org.nz

Website: www.salvationarmy.org.nz

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