Financial Grants

The Tindall Foundation

In partnership with the Tindall Foundation, the Diocese of Dunedin invites applications for grants that will support families and social services within the Diocese. Applications relating to the following are welcome:

  • Young children

  • Youth development

  • Literacy, numeracy and budgeting skills

  • Māori

  • Migrants and refugees

  • Rural communities

  • Environment

Grants are available up to a maximum of $7,000.

Contact Pauline Lee paulinel@cdd.org.nz us for more details.


What we do not Fund

We will spend around 50% of our yearly funding budget on Families projects that help us deliver our hopes for Aotearoa New Zealand. However, we are unable to fund the following:

  • Core or public health services, medical care, medical equipment, medical research, clinical health initiatives (within mental or physical health) or disabilities services, hospitals and hospices. This includes initiatives where the 'entry criteria' for service users means that they have a physical, mental health or addiction issue or are living with a disability.

  • Core education in universities, colleges, schools, early childhood centres, including programmes,

  • scholarships, equipment, or other activities that are curriculum-related. Research from outside a community without its direct involvement.

  • Sport, leisure and recreation, high performance sport, sports clubs operational or programme costs, sport equipment, events, trips and competitions.

  • The arts, including drama, art or performing arts, museums and galleries.

  • Overseas organisations, projects outside the geographic borders of Aotearoa New Zealand, overseas travel and expenses, and exchange programmes.

  • Buildings or land. Animal charities.

  • Capital assets or equipment costing over $3,000.

  • Individuals. We are unable to give donations to support individuals including scholarships, international travel to conferences, events or for research.

  • Personal loans.

  • Endowment funds.

  • Religious or political advocacy, including religious advancement, political lobby groups, lobbying or marketing campaigns.

  • Venture capital initiatives.

  • Urgent or retrospective applications.

  • Sponsorships.