Over the last ten years over 151 community charities have been supported by United Way in the Manawatu-Whanganui-Horewhenua region. This collective impact has mobilised over 9,101 volunteers within the community. 

United Way New Zealand are currently inviting submissions for fund management opportunities, corporate/business sponsorship, payroll giving and donations to support charities making a social difference, for the 2019 Grant awards and for resources required for Manawatu-Whanganui-Horewhenua community groups. 

United Way would like to thank The Tindall Foundation and regular individual donors for contributing to the United Way Community Funding in the Manawatu-Whanganui-Horewhenua regions. 

This collective fund makes a real difference to the Charities, doing necessary community work for optimal social impact.

In the past couple of years United Way NZ has contributed to the following Manawatu & Whanganui Community groups:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (Palmerston North)
  • English Language Partners Horowhenua Kapiti Inc.
  • Fielding Community Patrol (Inc)
  • Financial Freedom Trust
  • Horowhenua Kids Teens and Family Trust
  • Horowhenua SuperGrans Inc.
  • Housing Advice Centre (Palmerston North) Inc.
  • Legacy Centre
  • Levin Community Patrol
  • Literacy Feilding Inc.
  • Manawatu Multicultural Council Inc. 
  • Manawatu Rural Support Service Inc. 
  • Manawatu Toy Library Association Inc.
  • Palmerston North City Neighbourhood Support
  • Palmerston North Methodist Social Services Trust
  • Palmerston North Street Van
  • Parentline Manawatu Inc.
  • The Free Store Charity Trust - Just Zilch
  • Victim Support (Manawatu)
  • Volunteer Resource Centre Manawatu & Districts
  • Youthline Palmerston North (Central North Island)


  • Converge Trust
  • English Language Partners Wanganui
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust New Zealand
  • Shine City Whanganui
  • Victim Support (Whanganui)

Thank you to all of these charities who do so much for people in our communities

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