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 the funding manager for Tindall. Congratulations to the recipients of these grants, we hope the funds support you in the outstanding work you do in your community.
We will be holding a similar function to present cheques for grants from income earned by our own funds on 9 December 2013.
For a full list of Tindall Foundation Grant Recipients Click Here. For more pictures from the event, check out our flickr gallery.
Big Buddy Mentoring Trust
We live in a vibrant community and we have lots of good men volunteering their time to spend time with their Little Buddy. This welcome money will be used to increase the capacity of our mentoring services.
Naenae Youth Charitable Trust
We see lots of kids growing up without Dads, and we give boys a sense of discipline and belonging. Our gym is full and we have a waiting list of over 50. We can’t do it without the help of funders like Tindall and Nikau Foundation
Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services
We are honoured to have received this grant. We believe there is no going beyond whanau – children cannot be looked after unless you look after the whole whanau. We believe in concentrating on peoples potential, not deficit, and this money will make such a difference to our families.
Shakti Community Council
The Shakti support group was set up by ethnic women for ethnic women to overcome the barriers that come with migration and to break the bonds of cultural oppression imposed on them for generations. This generous grant from Nikau Foundation will allow us to expand our support group. We believe culture is no excuse for abuse so Shakti provides an important space for the women seeking freedom from male violence and domination.
Dr. Wynn Ingram
We are all about connections – we provide the essential voluntary workforce needed to maintain and sustain the great work of community based organisations in the Kapiti region. This grant will help us to grown our operation in Otaki.