Manawatu Horowhenua Community Awards, April 12, 2019

Manawatu & Horowhenua Community Grant Awards, April 12, 2019 

Proudly sponsored by Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council Logo

United Way NZ invite our supporters to celebrate the Manawatu & Horowhenua Community Grant Awards.  

We look forward to recognising the Community groups who are helping to make a real difference for people in the Manawatu and Horowhenua regions. Join us to find out who these amazing people are and to celebrate great work that they do.

United Way New Zealand would like to thank Palmerston North City Council for kindly providing the venue and refreshments for the celebration. Our special guest will be Deputy Mayor Tangi Utikere.

WHEN: April 12, 2019 at 2pm - 4pm
WHERE: The Gallery - Venues and Events Palmerston North
354 Main St, Palmerston North 4110
CONTACT: Heather Rankin ·

Please RSVP via this link


Nationwide Vigils for Christchurch

Vigils are being held this week to remember those who lost their lives in the mosque attacks last Friday and to support Muslim communities across the country.

Christchurch – Thursday 21 March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm at Cathedral Square.
Dunedin – Thursday 21 March in the Octagon.
Auckland – Friday 22 March from 6pm – 7pm at Aotea Square.
Nelson Race Unity Day – Sunday 24 March in Victory Square.

United Way NZ is a fundraiser for a network of small to medium sized charities who focus on community support activities. These charities are usually local organisation that are not part of nationwide networks and are usually run by volunteers and a very small paid administration function.

Following the events of Friday 15th March 2019 many of these organisations will be offering additional support services. This support will be beyond what they had budgeted to provide this year. Many of these organisations will be limited in their ability to fund raise to cover the cost of this additional support.

United Way NZ recognises that these community charities will be providing ongoing post trauma support and will need additional resources and we have set up a Fund raising page for the network of charities we provide funding to.

Click here for further information about how to donate. 

Christchurch Grant awards March 28th

2019 United Way NZ Christchurch Community Grant Allocation Celebration.

We look forward to recognising the community groups who are helping to make a real difference in the Canterbury region.

If you have been involved with charitable work in the Canterbury Region, or involved with raising money for the United Way Canterbury community fund, we invite you to join us to celebrate the great work that our charities do for families in the community.

March 28, 2019 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Cavell Leitch, Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall, Christchurch
United Way NZ would like to thank Cavell Leitch for kindly providing the venue and refreshments for the celebration

If you would like to attend this function please RSVP here

Support needed for Christchurch


Fifty people have been killed and many people injured after a gunman stormed two Christchurch mosques in the worst terror attack on New Zealand soil.

We would like to extend our love, compassion and thoughts to all of the victims, all of their friends and all of their loved ones.

United Way New Zealand works closely with charities and community groups in Christchurch. These community groups, will help the families and communities directly affected by the fatal shootings with post traumatic support. 

If you would like to Unite with the people of Christchurch please donate here and you are welcome to leave a message for the victims and families who have been affected by this tragedy. 

Teresa Moore
Chief Executive Officer
United Way New Zealand

Otago Grant awards March 21st

United Way New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic, and the Dunedin City Council
2019 United Way NZ Otago Community Grant Allocation Celebration.

We look forward to recognising the community groups who are helping to make a real difference in the Otago region.

If you have been involved with charitable work in the Otago, or involved with raising money for the United Way Otago community fund, we invite you to join us to celebrate the great work that our charities do in the Otago region.

March 21, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
The Hub - Otago Polytechnic
105 Forth St
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand

Light refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP please click here

The speeches will finish at 6:15 and light refreshments will be provided. 

We then invite participants to attend the vigil for the Christchurch Victims at Forsythe Barr Stadium organised for 7pm.

Thank you to Kohler NZ staff for being so kind

Shoebox Campaign a success with Kohler NZ

United Way NZ would like to thank the staff of Kohler NZ who put together boxes of presents, for children who would otherwise be going without this Christmas. Some of the presents included these special Englefield Yellow Ducks, especially for the younger children to have fun with. Thank you for Living United and caring for children in our community Kohler NZ.

United Way NZ is working with Budgeting & Family Support Services in Mangere, Otara & Tuakau, to distribute the presents to Children of families experiencing hardship this year in South Auckland.

185 Grant Applications received by United Way NZ

The United Way grants round for the 2018/2019 year have now closed. We have received 185 applications from throughout New Zealand. This gives us an indication of the good work being done in our communities and the need for funding by these groups. If you can help to donate to our regional funds you will contribute to giving back to your community helping those in need this Christmas. 

These grants go towards helping those who are helping communities all over Aotearoa New Zealand!  

Click here to donate to your community groups through the United Way Collective fund!  


Thank you to UniCrew Volunteers

Thank you to UniCrew Volunteers who have done a fantastic job reading to our children at the Carisbrook School Reading Oasis programme, in Dunedin this year. 

The Reading Oasis programmes runs twice a week during term times and University of Otago student volunteers have been going to Caversham to share their love of reading with children.

Celebrating a 20 years of partnership with The Tindall Foundation!

United Way is proud to be celebrating a 20 year partnership with The Tindall Foundation! Their ongoing support has enabled us to assist local organisations and initiatives in Canterbury, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otago, Southland, and Whanganui!

Click here to read more!

Good Business Practices

Community Investment builds Good Business practices

The United Way NZ provides professional expertise to develop your Good Business Practices. This expertise has been developed from supporting community projects for the last 44 years in New Zealand. 

United Way NZ assists in establishing strategic relationships to link values common to business and community.

We help businesses and community to bring their own strengths and resources to the relationship, ensuring both parties and the wider community benefit.

United Way's community investment consultancy is for businesses wanting a deeper, more strategic engagement with their communities. It opens the door for accessing opportunities to enhance: strategic planning, professional development, staff retention, teambuilding, communications, cause related marketing and customer engagement, while also increasing competitive advantage.

United Way's impact consultants provide the resources that businesses need to turn good ideas into profitable solutions with a positive social impact.