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Applying for We Can Help With That Funding

How to apply

Step 1

Download and print off a copy of the Ray White We Can Help With That application form below.
> We Can Help With That Application Form

Step 2

Write a personal statement explaining why you are applying for We Can Help With That funding, This statement should be a 500 – 800 word document outlining the details of the project you are requesting funding for, how it aligns with our values, our vision and who in the community it will benefit. It should also demonstrate that you have thoroughly researched the initiative and know the steps needed to achieve your project’s outcome/goals. Finally, explain the difference receiving a grant would mean to you as an individual or group.

Additionally we encourage and recommend that all applicants support their application with a visual submission such as photos or short videos further explaining your project and it’s community benefits.

Step 3

Complete the cost projections and show you have researched all the expenses and options pertaining to your project. How much the project will cost, how you plan to pay for it and the amount of funding you would like. You will also be required to upload quotes where applicable.

Step 4

Attach all supporting documentation (as outlined in the application form) to your signed and completed application form.

Any visual submissions you would like to include with your application can be emailed to us at:

Step 5

Deliver your application, including all supporting documentation, by the relevant closing date to:
Ray White We Can Help With That
Ray White Whangarei. Goode Leith Realty Ltd.
131 Port Road, Whangarei, New Zealand 0110

Or send your completed application form, scanned copies of all supporting documentation (as one electronic PDF), and any additional visual submissions you would like to include with your application via email to:

When can you apply

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:

  • Funding Round 21: Opens 1 June 2024 – 31 August 2024
  • Funding Round 22: Opens 1 September 2024 – 30 November 2024

How much can I apply for?

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.

How often can I apply, and how are decisions made?

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.

If you have already received funding from us for a project, you must complete a report on that project before making another application, unless the project is still in progress.

Your application will go to an assessment committee for consideration based on our vision and core values. You can expect a response from the committee within four weeks of the funding round’s advertised closing date. Short-listed applicants may also be invited to attend an interview.

Approval of funding is entirely at the discretion of the We Can Help With That Assessment Committee.

Great care is taken to ensure funds granted are well used and for the authorised purpose.

How we work

When you work with us, you can expect us to:

  • carry out our purpose according to our values
  • understand the needs and priorities of our region
  • understand what our granting is achieving
  • work with you and other organisations so we can maximise our impact.

Acknowledging your grant

We’d like everyone in our region to know about your project and our part in it. We are happy to help you do this where we can.

Using our logo

You may want to acknowledge our support by including our logo. These are available below in range of formats to suit your purposes.

> Ray White Logo – web (jpeg)
> Ray White Logo – print (jpeg)
> Ray White – print (PDF)

Displaying our banner

You may want to display one of our banners or marquees – contact us to request one of these for use at your event.

Getting the word out

If you’d like some support with publicising your event or project, we’ll do our best to help. We love to receive photos or links to videos about your project, and can often feature your project on our news pages or social media channels.


Refunds will be required from any grant recipient who fails to complete their project or, for behavior not deemed acceptable of a Ray White We Can Help With That funding recipient – at the discretion of the Ray White We Can Help With That Assessment Committee.

Reporting on a grant

We ask all We Can Help With That grant recipients report back to us on how their funding was used.
If successful in applying, please read your confirmation letter carefully to check if there any specific conditions for reporting back to us.

More information

Each quarter we publish an online update of our activities. We also hold an 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

Contact us

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.

We can be contacted via phone on 09 430 3300 weekdays, or email us:

To return to the main We Can Help With That page of our website, follow the link below.
> We Can Help With That