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Projects & Causes.

Towards a thriving Tāmaki Makaurau.

Auckland Foundation runs a number of contestable granting rounds every year, with different criteria and grant amounts.

Our Granting Rounds for 2024 open on the 22nd of July for three weeks. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.

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The Grassroots Giving Programme

Auckland Foundation is proud to be a Local Donations Manager for The Tindall Foundation.


Grassroots organisations play a crucial role in keeping our communities connected and thriving. These are often small, often out-of-sight groups that make communities hum.

Through our Grassroots Giving Programme, we distribute funds in the Auckland region on behalf of The Tindall Foundation to support project and initiatives under the focus area of Family/Whānau.

Funding Priorities

The Grassroots Giving Programme supports Auckland community groups and charitable organisations that prioritise whānau/families who experience multiple disadvantage across generations.

To apply to this funding round, your organisation or initiative should be focused on positive outcomes, and on long-term solutions that see our tamariki/children, rangatahi/young people and their whānau/families be resilient, secure and thriving.

Priority will be given to organisations/initiatives that:

  • Are grassroots
  • Put whānau/families at the centre
  • Are collaborative
  • Work holistically/provide wraparound support
  • Use kaupapa Māori models of practice
  • Focus on long-term solutions and are outcomes-focused

You can read more about the goals of The Tindall Foundation's Whānau/Families focus area on their website

Applications for the Grassroots Giving Programme for 2024 will open on the 22nd of July for three weeks.

Read our Application Guidance Notes


If you have any questions about this funding round, or any of our other funding rounds, please contact us.


North Shore Fund

The North Shore Fund seeks to support those smaller but essential local organisations who are strengthening community networks.

Whether this is through addressing social disadvantage, or promoting general health and wellbeing in their communities, grants will be awarded to support communities across the North Shore.

This includes the local board areas of Takapuna-Devonport, Kaipātiki, Upper Harbour, and Hibiscus and Bays.

Initiatives that have been supported through the North Shore Fund include dance movement therapy classes for young people and adults with disabilities or special needs, a youth-led programme to engage local young people, and a 100% volunteer-driven project to enhance and preserve a local bush reserve.

Preference will be given to local North Shore projects and initiatives. If your organisation works across Auckland, a demonstrable 50% or more of your service delivery must be on the North Shore for you to be eligible to apply.





Hobsonville Point Community Grant Fund

Auckland Foundation is delighted to administer the Hobsonville Point Community Grant Fund.

The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and financially support residents, groups and not-for-profits in Hobsonville Point to develop and carry out activities, events or community service projects that contribute to local wellbeing.

The Fund has been set up to encourage and financially support not-for-profit projects, initiatives and ideas that contribute to Hobsonville Point’s vision of good communications, engagement and respect between members and residents. Creative and fresh initiatives are encouraged to support the Point as a great place to live, work, play, grow and learn.

Funding Priorities

The Hobsonville Point Community Fund supports organisations/initatives such as:

- Workshops for the community
- Sports events
- Community gardening projects
- Youth activities
- Art initiatives
- Setting up a new club or activity
- Neighbourhood social events, such as barbecues, picnics, dances, games nights or get-togethers.

Further, the fund is focussed on events and projects run within the boundaries of Hobsonville Point as set by Kainga Ora’s Hobsonville Point Map.

The maximum grant available for individuals or community groups to apply for is $500 in any one year.

Applications for the Hobsonville Point Community Grants Fund are open year round.


Read our Application Guidance Notes


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The Clinton and Joy Whitley Fund

Auckland Foundation is honoured to adminster
The Clinton and Joy Whitley Fund.

Having personally experienced the heartbreak of child cancer and the loss of her infant son Clinton, Joy Whitley wanted to create something to support families going through a similar experience.

Sadly Joy passed away in 2017, but her final wishes will endure thanks to her generous bequest to Auckland Foundation and the establishment of The Clinton and Joy Whitley Fund.

The Clinton and Joy Whitley Fund will award funds towards projects and initiatives in the field of paediatric oncology, and that support children with cancer under 12 years old and their families.

Open to any trust, society, institution or organisation which can demonstrate charitable purposes under New Zealand law, applications will be considered for purposes such as:

  • International paediatric oncology guest speaker tours to New Zealand;
  • Support or development of child cancer camps;
  • Paediatric oncology education, research and resources;
  • Seminars in support of families dealing with child cancer;
  • Academic and scientific research related to advances in the field of paediatric oncology;
  • Items of equipment or technology relating to the treatment of paediatric oncology.


Applications for the Clinton and Joy Whitley Fund grant for 2024 will open on the 22nd of July for three weeks.

Read our Application Guidance Notes



Daphne Gretta Mary Stevens Community Music Scholarship

Auckland Foundation is proud to be administering the Daphne Gretta Mary Stevens Community Music Scholarship Fund.

Born in 1926 in Helensville, Daphne has been a musical stalwart in the Waitoki community. Since starting her piano teaching career at the young age of 15, she was involved in teaching and performing piano for more than 70 years, supporting and encouraging hundreds of students and local musicians.

Her services to music were recognised in July with a Queen’s Service Medal (QSM).

While Daphne passed away in 2021, her love of music – and love of learning music – continues through her music scholarship fund.

The $3,000 annual scholarship will each year assist an individual or group who want to develop their skills, and contribute towards promoting music in the South Kaipara community.

Previous scholarship recipients include Billie Hart (2018), Tweed (2019), Samuel Wilcox-Brown (2020), Leon Reynolds (2021), Murray Van Hoorn (2022) and Nancy Howie (2023).


Applications for the Daphne Gretta Mary Stevens Community Music Scholarship for 2024 will open on the 22nd of July for three weeks.

Read our Application Guidance Notes



Image courtesy of grant recipient Nancy Howie.

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You can now submit your accountability report online.

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