Family

Tamariki/children, rangatahi/young people and their whānau/families are resilient, secure and thriving. Our work prioritises whānau who experience multiple disadvantage across generations.

1. Background 2. What we fund 3. What we don't 4. Eligibility 5. Apply now

Background

Many whānau/families in Aotearoa New Zealand find it difficult to provide for themselves and especially their children, despite their best efforts and intentions. Income poverty, violence, and unaffordable, unhealthy or overcrowded housing are just some of the issues creating significant hardship for families. This affects the ability of women and children in particular to thrive. Factors such as the historic loss of land and identity mean these issues continue to have a disproportionate effect on Māori whānau.

Too many young people are not in work, education or training. Many new parents suffer the stresses of raising a family and find it difficult to access support. Children in care often feel forgotten; historically they have had no voice.

We want to get behind the many individuals and organisations doing amazing things to support children, young people and their families. That’s why we spend around half of our yearly donations budget on Family projects.

Our Goals for Whānau/Families

  • Healthy and happy families in which everyone has a strong sense of self and is connected to their identity and culture.
  • A country where all New Zealanders live in affordable, healthy, safe and violence-free homes.
  • A place where whānau/families have sufficient means to raise their tamariki/children.
  • Parents and carers feel confident and supported, tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people are attached and secure, and families get the support they need.
  • Rangatahi/young people are resilient, connected, able to participate, have a strong sense of self, and enjoy meaningful work.
  • A gender-equal Aotearoa New Zealand, where all gender identities are respected, have equal opportunities, and are able to make their own choices.

Family Donations Support

Initiatives for whānau/families that are holistic and deliver positive outcomes for New Zealand by:

Supporting the wellbeing of tamariki/children through their early years by:

  • Enhancing the capability of parents.
  • Supporting early childhood development, including language and literacy development, and social behaviour skills.

Supporting the wellbeing of rangatahi/young people by:

  • Promoting a positive youth development sector and growing its capacity.
  • Focusing on early intervention/prevention strategies for young people.
  • Supporting initiatives that promote identity and participation and equality of young people, particularly youth-led initiatives.
  • Working systemically to address youth employment, especially for those most distanced from the labour market.
  • Supporting and advocating for children and young people, especially children in care, or the prevention of children needing to be taken into care.

Supporting the wellbeing of whānau/families by:

  • Providing and assisting families into stable, healthy and affordable housing — especially home ownership.
  • Supporting the wellbeing of families in a holistic way, ensuring that their goals and aspirations are at the centre.
  • Promoting violence-free homes.
  • Strengthening the identity and culture of families.

Supporting the wellbeing of rangatahi/young people by:

  • Investing in the equality of women, young women, gender-diverse and intersex people.
  • Increasing the economic participation and employment of groups or families experiencing multiple disadvantage across generations.
  • Through Next Gen, proactively supporting young people through the arts.

Family Priorities

TTF is unable to support every application that we receive. Applicants should ensure their project fits the goals and areas outlined above, and the priorities listed below, before applying.

Projects that work in these ways and meet more of our priorities will have a greater chance of receiving support.

  • Whānau/families experiencing multiple and intergenerational disadvantage
  • Put whānau/families at the centre
  • National significance and scalability
  • Use kaupapa Māori models of practice
  • Work holistically
  • Focus on long-term solutions
  • Work in collaboration

We are especially looking for initiatives that demonstrate as many of these criteria as possible, and where outcomes can be demonstrated or evaluated using a community-participation approach.

We do not support

TTF is unable to support every application that we receive. Applicants should ensure their project fits our goals and priorities before applying.

Projects that help us reach outcomes and meet more of our priorities will have a greater chance of receiving support.

 

TTF is unable to support the following:

Core or Public Health Service

  • Medical care, medical equipment, medical research, clinical health initiatives (within mental or physical health) or disabilities services, hospitals and hospices. This includes initiatives where the ‘entry criteria’ for service users means that they have a physical, mental health or addiction issue or are living with a disability.

Core Education

  • Core education in universities, colleges, schools, early childhood centres, including programmes, scholarships, equipment, or other activities that are curriculum related.

Research

  • Research from outside a community without its direct involvement.

Sport, Leisure and Recreation

  • High-performance sport, sports clubs’ operational or programme costs, sport equipment, events, trips and competitions.

The arts

  • Including art, drama or performing arts, museums and galleries.

Overseas

  • Organisations projects outside the geographic borders of Aotearoa New Zealand, overseas travel and expenses, and exchange programmes.
  • Buildings or land
  • Animal charities

Capital assets or equipment

  • Costing over $3000.

Individuals

  • We are unable to give donations to support individuals including scholarships, international travel to conferences, events or for research.

Other

  • Personal loans.

  • Endowment funds.

  • Religious or political advocacy, including religious advancement, political lobby groups, lobbying or marketing campaigns.

  • Venture capital initiatives.

  • Urgent or retrospective applications.

  • Sponsorships.

Other Donation Streams

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Community

We give donations to community groups and neighbourhoods who are leading positive change in their communities.

Environment

We help address climate change, protect and enhance NZ’s biodiversity, and promote kaitiakitanga/custodianship of our whenua/land, moana/ocean and awa/waterways.

Application process

Applying for Tindall Foundation funding is a simple process. We will guide you through the steps you need to take to apply. Please ensure you have read our exclusions and ensure your initiative fits our criteria.

Before you start make sure you have the following:

  • Your Charities Commision number if you are registered
  • Bank account number and account name
  • PDF copy of Bank deposit slip to attach to your application

Focus Areas

Please ensure that your project fits within our Focus Areas:

Eligibility Questionnaire

Firstly, you will be asked to complete a brief eligibility questionnaire. Once you’ve answered a few simple questions, we will be able to advise if, from your answers, we think you are eligible to continue your funding application.

Application

You will need to complete an online application form to apply for a donation. We advise that you make a copy of your application form as you go for your records.

You will need to describe in a clear and concise way:

  • The initiative for which you are requesting a donation
  • The plans you have to put your initiative in place
  • The people who will carry out the initiative and their qualifications/experience
  • How much money you are requesting per year and for what period of time – if the requested amount is for 1, 2 or 3 years
  • The need for your initiative and how your initiative will be meeting this need
  • The intended outcomes of your initiative and how you will know that you have achieved these
  • How the initiative will be financially sustained after the donation period
  • A budget breakdown including any other funding applied for/secured

NB: if you are applying under the Family or Environmental focus area, and your initiative is local rather than national and under$15,000 you should apply directly to your Local Donation Manager. Find out more here.

Other Donation Streams

Not sure you fit into Family?
Try the following:

Community

We give donations to community groups and neighbourhoods who are leading positive change in their communities.

Environment

We help address climate change, protect and enhance NZ’s biodiversity, and promote kaitiakitanga/custodianship of our whenua/land, moana/ocean and awa/waterways.

Ready to Apply?

There is no closing date or donation rounds at the Tindall Foundation unless you
are eligible to receive a donation via one of our Local Donation Managers.

Because we do not consider urgent or retrospective applications, we recommend
that you submit your request at least four months before you need the donation.

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