The Baptist Churches of New Zealand acts as a Local Donation Funding Manager for The Tindall Foundation (“TTF”), a philanthropic family foundation working throughout New Zealand to support families, community and the environment.  We distribute donations on behalf of TTF to projects and initiatives that support TTF’s Family/Whānau focus, criteria, current priorities and exclusions.

The philosophy of the foundation is to provide assistance to heal problems rather than manage them – that is to give “a hand up not a hand out”.  The trustees have a preference for projects that assist groups and communities to meet their own needs by better using their own resources in sustainable ways.  Particular emphasis is placed on innovation, partnerships, links to other organisations and the community, and sustainabilty when TTF funding ceases.

Please read the notes below before completing the application form and providing the supporting documentation.  Your application must be completed in full or it will be returned to you without consideraton.  Applications will not be accepted from any organisation that has failed to meet the requirements or conditions for Tindall Foundation grants.

Who can apply?

As a faith-based Local Donation Funding Manager, we can only accept applications from:

    • Baptist churches belonging to the network of churches known as the Baptist Union of New Zealand.
    • Trusts and NGO’s which have a formal affiliation with a Baptist Church or with the Baptist Union of New Zealand (Trust deed demonstrates accountability to church).
    • Community social service organisations.

The Tindall Foundation funding criteria

The Tindall Foundation outlines the funding criteria for their whānau fund on their website. Please ensure you read through the what we fund and what we don’t sections carefully before making your application.

NOTE: because we are a LDM (local donation manager), if you are associated with a Baptist church you must apply through us. Please do not apply directly through the foundation website. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Application guidelines

    • We can only accept applications for projects that fit the criteria set by Tindall (see above).
    • There are normally two rounds per calendar year. Applications for funding are open in December (closes end of February) and April (closes end of June).
    • A maximum of $15,000.00 can be requested.
    • Organisations may apply for funding for the same or similar project for three years (grants are for one year, with the option to reapply each year). Please be aware that the amount granted reduces for each year of application.
    • The same organisation cannot receive funding twice within a 12 month period (in other words applications cannot be made in round 1 and round 2 for the same project).
    • A church and their associated trust(s) may not place applications in the same round. We recommend a joint decision is made between the church and its trust as to which of their projects will fit the Tindall criteria and is most needed in the community and has critical need of funding.
    • After an organisation has received grants (for any project) for three years within a five-year period, we ask that you wait a two-year standdown period before making any further applications. This supports the foundations commitment toward organisations finding sustainable funding sources. 24/7 Youthwork and CAP Centres will only be eligible for a maximum of three grants.

How to apply

Download The Tindall Foundation Grant Application Form – this is a 4-page MS Word .docx file with form fields to complete. Handwritten applications will not be considered.

Please complete and submit your application form electronically to: [email protected]
All supporting documentation needs to be attached to the email as well.

Completed application forms and all documentation must be received by Baptist Churches of New Zealand by the end of February (Round 1) or June (Round 2) for that round. If your application is received after the end of the month, your application will be processed in the next round.

Contact us

If you have any questions please email or call the Baptist National Support Centre:

Ph 09 526 0331 [email protected]

Click here to go back to our main Funding page.

 

 

Is there GST on the grant we received?

Payment is by direct credit to a bank account in the name of the organisation applying for the funding. Please provide a deposit slip with the application. The Tindall Foundation is not registered for GST. Donations never include GST and beneficiaries of a donation do not need to account for a donation from the Tindall Foundation in their returns to the IRD.

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