Working Together More Fund

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Ngati Kahungunu Ki Poneke and Police Youth Aid

The Working Together More Fund has given over $2 million to New Zealand not-for-profit organisations who work in a collaborative way to support their local communities.

The fund itself is a collaboration between the Todd Foundation, the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, J R McKenzie Trust, The Hugh Green Foundation, DV Bryant Trust and The Tindall Foundation.

Every one of the 212 projects funded by The Working Together More Fund since it began in 2009 is an example of how community groups are working together to make difference for the people and communities they serve.

Bede Martin, The Working Together More Fund Project Manager, said working together could achieve excellent results,

“We fund groups that are interested in collaborating with others to be more efficient or effective, such as merging, sharing facilities or undertaking a joint project. We give money to groups with an interesting collaborative idea that needs further exploration before they can make it happen; and we fund those who have already done the feasibility on a collaborative initiative and now need a grant to get started.”

“A successful collaboration takes time, goodwill and clear communication. It’s not always easy but when it works it adds significant value to groups’ effectiveness and efficiency and the local community really benefits,” says Bede.

For information about how to apply, please see www.workingtogether.org.nz

September 2017