A new endowment fund for Porirua

Trustees at the Porirua Community Trust have this year been undertaking a thorough review of the future management of $5 million of assets held by Trust Porirua. Trustees decided in March to wind up the Porirua Community Trust, due to inefficiencies in the parent...

Kiwi House Lit Up by Local Generosity

Ngā Manu’s Nocturnal House has recently had an upgrade thanks to a generous donation of $1,500 via the Nikau Kāpiti Fund. A donor used Nikau Foundation to make a pass-through grant to the nature reserve to help with the $7,500 cost of installing LED “grow lights” in...

Last Call for Wills Month

September is Wills Month at Nikau Foundation. We have partnered with eight local law firms to allow generous individuals to include a charity in their will for free. Many people think that gifts in wills are only for the wealthy. Not so. Once you have made provision...

2018 Grants Round Open!

Our grant round is officially open now until the 31st August so please make your applications for Nikau Foundation or The Tindall Foundation grants through our online application on our website. More information on our How To Apply page. Don't forget to read our...

New Changes to our Funding Round

Due to recent changes to our financial year, Nikau Foundation will be moving its grant round from June to August each year.  Applications are invited from 01 August and should be received by 31 August to be considered for funding through the application form on our...

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...