Thanks to the generosity of people in our community and funding from The Tindall Foundation, we are able to make gifts to organisations in Taranaki who support the diverse needs of the region.

Taranaki Community Fund 2020

And a donation received from The Tindall Foundation, Covid-19

The distribution from the Taranaki Community Fund 2020 (TCF2020) and a donation received from The Tindall Foundation is that this will be a non-application process. 

The funding will not be allocated to individuals, but the Te Karaka’s Board will select organisations throughout Taranaki who are structured to identify and meet the immediate needs of their respective communities during Covid-19.
The Distribution Committee will apportion funding from both the TCF2020 and TTF, being guided by the following criteria:
  • Those who are working with the vulnerable; and / or
  • Those organisations who provide multiple services to support and enhance the  Hauora of those they work with; and / or
  • Those who work in rural and isolated communities; and / or
  • Those who support Hauora (well-being) services; and / or
  • Marae and its social services

Te Karaka’s Annual Funding

Who can apply?

  • Applications for funding must have a charitable purpose or purposes, being beneficial to the community principally in (but not limited to) Taranaki
  • Applications must be received from the entity that will govern and/or manage the activity being applied for

Application form

Te Karaka does not fund:

  • Projects or activities that are outside the geographic borders of New Zealand
  • Political advocacy or advancement or other lobby groups
  • Activities where the primary purpose is fundraising or re-gifting

If you are unsure if you can apply please contact us.

Our donors’ funding priorities are:

  • At risk youth
  • Aged care
  • Organisations working in South Taranaki, via the Winifred Knight Trust
  • Hearing and visually impaired people*

*This fund has a dedicated application form. 

Note: Gifts from this fund will be distributed in December.

When to apply
There is one funding round per year, the next funding round opens on the 3rd August 2020- and closes on the 26th September 2020.

Tindall Foundation Funding

Te Karaka Community Foundation act as a Local Allocation Committee for The Tindall Foundation, a philanthropic family foundation working throughout Aotearoa to support families, community and the environment.  We are what’s called a Regional Allocation Committee meaning that we support TTF in the distribution of donations in the Taranaki region to projects and initiatives that support TTF’s Family/Whānau Focus Area. Donations can be from $500 to $5,000.

Applications for funding are closing on the 30th August 2020.

Watch the short film on The Tindall Foundation’s home page that explains the way Local Donation Managers fund on its behalf.

For  information and to apply please visit

Tindall Foundation funding priorities include community groups that deliver:

  • Community Services and Development
  • Early Years (up to age 7)
  • Youth Development
  • Literacy & Numeracy (but not Core Education)
  • Budgeting
  • Maori
  • Migrant/Refugee & Cross-Cultural
  • Housing

Other Funding Sources