How We Work

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We Don't Do Contestable Funding
We are moving away from transactional, competitive philanthropy and are moving toward a model based on relationships, with the community at the heart

More Than Money
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi Whether that is advocating for the sector, advocating for policy change at the local and national government level, connecting like minded organisations or individuals, or collaborating with other funders to get your project or organisation more support

We Will Do More of the Work
Freeing you up to do the important mahi – we will do our own research and due diligence about your organisation. Most of the information is all there at Charities Services so we won’t ask you to tell us something that we can find out for ourselves

Kanohi ki te kanohi
We want to hear your story and see your passion – face to face. We do our best to visit as many of the charities we support as possible

We Are Proactive
This means that we will seek out charities who are aligned with what we are trying to achieve. You are of course welcome to also contact us to let us know what you do

We are Always Open
That means we don’t have any deadlines or closing dates, and your mahi will be given due consideration when it suits both of us

The Fine Print

Your project/organisation must be for the benefit of those people living in the Waikato Region

Coromandel, Thames, Whangamata, Whitanga, Waihi, Paeroa, Tairua, Kaiaua, Port Waikato, Te Kauwhata, Meremere, Pokeno, Rahui Pokeka/Huntly, Taupiri, Ngaruawahia, Kirikiriroa/Hamilton, Raglan, Kawhia, Taharoa, Ohaupo, Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Cambridge, Otorohanga, Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau, Mangakino, Tokoroa, Putaruru, Tirau, Te Aroha, Matamata, Morrinsville, Taumarunui, Turangi - and everywhere in between!

Your organisation must be a registered charity to apply. This means a charity registered under the Charities Act 2005. We are only permitted to make grants to registered charities. Unfortunately this means that applications will not be accepted from umbrella organisations. The group being funded/making the application must be the registered charity.

View Our Criteria

More information about our funding goals and what we are trying to achieve can be found here

View Our Criteria