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In 2021, the Working Together More Fund embarks on an exciting new direction, with significant changes to the way we support collaborations. To assist with this transition, we will not be accepting any applications until further notice. We’ve heard from the community sector that collaboration is more important now than ever before (e.g. this report Read More


We recently shared three new case studies as a way of sharing challenges and learnings with each other. Today we have two more from: Youthline Otago together with Otago Youth Wellness Trust – 24-hours cover for vulnerable youth NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres with Complex Care Group – A gentle and considered consultation to Read More

HEAR FROM COLLABORATORS: New case studies proving many motivations drive winning mergers

Community organisations merge for many reasons. Three new case studies focus on 11 independent organisations which have merged into three entities to become Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust, Age Concern Auckland, and the Neonatal Trust New Zealand. These examples represent different non-profit sectors –arts, social services, and health support, and merged for various reasons – Read More

Brokering Better Partnerships: New Online Workshop

Your organisation is warmly invited to join this online workshop ‘Brokering Better Partnerships’. It is made up of three, weekly, 1.5 hours interactive sessions on: 5, 12, 19 August 2020. See the brochure and enrol here. This workshop is gifted by the Working Together More Fund to mark their 10th anniversary. Who is this for? Read More

What the WTMF means by high-quality collaboration

We’ve added some extra detail to the WTMF criteria page. Beneath the core criteria, you’ll find an example of something the WTMF would be open to supporting. Then we’ve provided an example of something less collaborative, but more cooperative – and less likely to receive support. The difference between cooperation, coordination and collaboration is also Read More

2020 Partnership Brokers Training – Subsidies Available

WTMF continues to support NGO attendance at the highly regarded Partnership Brokers Association programme, Partnership Brokers Training. The programme is organised for 3-6 November 2020. If Covid-19 impacts this, arrangements will be made for new dates. For those initiating, working in or supporting partnerships and collaborations, this unique professional development programme provides in-depth development on Read More

Updated Resources for Collaboration

During the past two years, WTMF commissioned an independent review of the outcomes achieved as a result of support for many collaborations. We were heartened by the results – intended and unintended… …the results were extremely encouraging and included high levels of unmet community needs being addressed, increased collaboration with others beyond the funded collaboration, Read More

Wayne Francis Charitable Trust re-joins the Working Together More Fund

In late 2019, the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust (WFCT) re-joined the Working Together More Fund. WFCT is a founding member of the Working Together More Fund and contributed to the collective Fund from its inception in 2009 until the end of 2017 when it withdrew to focus on the WFCT priority region Christchurch. WFCT is Read More

Exciting news from The Tindall Foundation

The Tindall Foundation team has created a new website – and an excellent video to help share all the ways TTF can support New Zealand communities. Check out this brief video for an overview and visit tindall.org.nz to see the new website. We recommend you also visit tindallnextgen.org.nz to find out about the dedicated fund Read More

A Big Welcome: Lindsay Foundation Joins WTMF

The six current members of the Working Together More Fund (WTMF) are delighted the Lindsay Foundation has decided to join the Fund. In announcing the decision Lindsay Foundation Chief Executive, Andrew Higgott, said “The mission statement for the Lindsay Foundation is ‘To support Kiwi Individuals and organisations who aspire to make a positive difference in Read More