Change to funding round timing

Our 2016 grant round has now closed with over 200 applications for over $2.1m requested. We only have $300k to make in grants so it is going to take some time to do our due diligence on them all. This means we will be extending our 2nd phase past the 31st of July...

Two new funds announced

New Zealand endemic species will benefit from a new named fund, the Bice Tennyson Endowment Fund, established in February 2014 for habitat protection. This fund will also support people with a disablement. An initial sum was given with the donor intending to build on...

Congratulations to the new Grant Recipients!

Nikau Foundation has just invested $86,000 dollars back into the community. On 29 October, 30 successful community groups were handed cheques for grants made from the money provided by The Tindall Foundation at the annual awards ceremony – Nikau Foundation is...

Chief Executive appointed to Nikau Foundation

Nikau Foundation welcomes Kitty Hilton as the new Chief Executive. A passionate Wellingtonian, Kitty has extensive experience and skills in strategic planning, leadership and relationship management, as well as fundraising and marketing in the not-for-profit sector....

Nikau Kapiti Fund now Launched!

Kapiti first in the region to launch a new community fund This week, the Kapiti Coast became the first area in the Wellington region to benefit from a community based endowment fund.  The Mayor of Kapiti Coast District Council, Jenny Rowan, launched the Fund on June...

Operation Heartbeat underway

Nikau Foundation has joined forces with Wellington Free Ambulance in a new educational initiative known as Operation Heartbeat. This project provides education for secondary school pupils throughout the Wellington Region to learn how to recognise a Cardiac Arrest,...

New Two-Phased Grants Process for 2016

Calling all potential grant applicants. It is one week before Nikau Foundation’s grant round opens for applications and we wanted to let you know about the changes to this year’s process. If you are keen to apply, please visit our website at...