Over the last ten years over 151 community charities have been supported by United Way in the Whanganui & Manawatu/Horewhenua regions. 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 local charities making a social difference.

United Way would like to thank The Tindall Foundation and regular individual donors for contributing to the United Way community funding in the Whanganui & Manawatu/Horewhenua regions. 

This collective fund makes a real difference to local charities, doing vital community work for maximum social impact.

This year United Way NZ has contributed to the following Manawatu/Horowhenua & Whanganui community groups:


  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Palmerston North
  • English Language Partners Horowhenua Kapiti Inc.
  • Horowhenua Family Support Service
  • Horowhenua Kids Teens and Family Trust
  • Housing Advice Centre
  • Just Zilch
  • Legacy Centre
  • Levin Budgeting Service
  • LUCK Trust
  • Manawatu Rural Support Service Inc
  • Manchester House Social Services Society Inc
  • MentorEd Charitable Trust
  • Palmerston North Neighbourhood Support
  • Palmerston North Women's Refuge
  • Parentline Manawatu Inc.
  • Skills4Living
  • Te Roopu Oranga o Highbury Trust


  • Age Concern Wanganui
  • Birthright Wanganui
  • English Language Partners Wanganui
  • Life to the Max Trust
  • Te Ora Hou Whanganui
  • Victim Support  Whanganui
  • Wai Ora Christian Community Trust
  • Wanganui District Employment Training Trust
  • YMCA Central

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

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