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Behind every grant there is a story

Support for the communities of today, to shape the communities of tomorrow.

To enhance lives, Foundation North provides funding and support to initiatives large and small to respond to their communities now and for generations to come. In doing so, we support community-based initiatives in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau.

Funding for
your community projects


Have a project that needs funding, or an idea that you need support to develop?

We want our funding to support services, initiatives and events that will enhance the lives of people in our communities. We offer grants through our community funding programmes, as well as funds that work in new ways to achieve impact.

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The Community Builders NZ Trust.  Image: Liam Shaw
The Community Builders NZ Trust. Image: Liam Shaw
Funding story

Lifewise Trust

When the Lifewise Trust applied to Foundation North for funding under its Catalysts for Change programme in 2013, the organisation’s goal was to end homelessness.

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2,000,000 in 2013 (over 5 years) Community Grant
Focus area: Community Support
Lifewise Trust