Through our We Can Help With That program we offer a range of grants to eligible community organisations, schools, charities, causes and individuals.
Formerly established in 2019 We Can Help With That is a community fund to provide assistance to a broad cross-section of worthy charitable entities, community groups, causes and individuals throughout the Whangarei District.
Since 1998, our team have continually strived to provide Whangarei a real estate experience like no other. Throughout this time we have also participated in, and actively supported the community, beyond the traditional role of a real estate agency – fostering a spirit of community involvement. We are dedicated to facilitating opportunities for positive change in our communities. It is from this passion, and following on from the creation of our own Charitable Trust, that the concept of the We Can Help With That program emerged.
We are dedicated to seeing our local communities develop by investing in people, places and participation. Through our We Can Help With That program we are committed to supporting increased access to opportunities for the Whangarei community, a thriving environment, cohesive communities and thriving families across generations.
Our vision is to create a community of active people, resilient communities and sustainable environments through supporting projects that focus on:
We Can Help With That is a major independent funder in the Whangarei District distributing grants for charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational purposes. Funding comes from donations made by the Ray White Whangarei and Ray White Tutukaka teams who set aside a percentage of funds from every property sale and lease.
The We Can Help With That program was established in 2019 to support our local community with a vision to create a community of Active People, Resilient Communities and Sustainable Environments through supporting projects that focus on People, Participation and Places.
The development of the the We Can Help With That program comes off the back of the Ray White Allens Education Foundation Charitable Trust established by the team in 2006. This charitable trust supported Northland youth who demonstrated a passion for excellence and were looking to achieve their career goals through further education and training through the creation of a annual scholarships. – While this initiative was a great success, providing over $124,000 worth of scholarships which helped 92 Northlanders get closer to achieving their career goals, we wanted to see our funding used on projects that would benefit even more Northlanders.
Individuals or groups (representing non-profit community groups, charities, cultural, welfare agencies, educational organisations and amateur sporting organisations) throughout the Whangarei District can apply for We Can Help With That funding.
Individuals must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Similarly groups need to be established within the area and demonstrate how funding will benefit the local community.
Read about previous funding recipients on the page below. Further information about recipients can be found on our Facebook page.
> We Can Help With That Recipients
To apply for a grant, you must meet the following criteria.
The We Can Help With That does not support:
There is no limit to how much you can apply for, but most We Can Help With That grants tend to be under $1,000.
Note: it’s unusual for us to meet the full cost of your project.
For further information and detailed steps on the application process, and to download an application form, please visit the page below.
> How to apply for We Can Help With That funding
We open several funding rounds throughout the year. Any application submitted after the closing date will not be considered until the next round of funding is open.
The next two scheduled funding rounds are as follows:
We will run up to four funding rounds per year. You can apply in any round, but can only receive funding once in any financial year.
Decisions will be made by a We Can Help With That Assessment Committee based on the information provided in your application.
For further information on the application and selection process, please visit the page below.
> How to apply for We Can Help With That funding
We share your passion and enthusiasm for people, places and participation and we’re here to help.
If you’re unsure about whether you can apply, give us a call to discuss your project. And even if we can’t fund it, there may be other ways we can help.
Each quarter we publish an online update of our activities. We also hold a bi-annual public meeting to promote the fund and celebrate the work and the achievements of the individuals and groups we support. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for information on these events and for further announcements.
> Ray White Whangarei & Tutukaka Facebook Page