Congratulations to United Way, one of our regional Funding Managers, as it celebrates 20 years of working with us! This has been a high trust partnership which has seen us bulk fund United Way to support local organisations and initiatives in Canterbury, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otago, Southland and Whanganui.

Says Martina O’Driscoll, TTF’s Funding and Relationships Manager, “We are very appreciative of United Way’s work in the community and its considered and thoughtful approach when making funding decisions on our behalf. It has done a wonderful job for us over 20 years.”

2018 has been a time of change for United Way as the organisation welcomed a new CEO, Teresa Moore, and launched its NZ launched ‘Project RE-SET’, to revitalise our operations and commitment to its clients.

Teresa is passionate about strengthening New Zealand communities. She will utilise her strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and managerial skills to ensure United Way New Zealand acts as a successful conduit between community needs and the Corporate Social Responsibility requirements of the business sector.

Says Teresa, “United Way is very thankful and proud to have The Tindall Foundation as our principal funding Partner. This ongoing partnership has provided the base for others to also contribute to regional funds through payroll giving and business partnerships. Collectively, we assist small to medium sized charities, who deliver important programmes and services, required to build stronger and healthier communities”.

United Way is rolling out a number of changes to improve its presence and processes, such as this new format newsletter, website and have introduced a new team: Grants Administrator – Heather Rankin, Business Advisor – Ian Leader, Postgraduate Business Intern from Otago Polytechnic – Kanchan Solanki and Social media volunteer Emma Rankin. United Way also has two new board members Dora Langsbury from Ara Institute in Christchurch and financial Advisor Suzanne Baldwin.    Five new ambassadors have been appointed to assist the Grant Allocation Volunteer programme which attracts volunteers Nationwide.

United Way has also changed the dates of The Tindall Foundation funding round. Applications open 1 October and close 31 October each year.