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NEW CASE STUDY: Power of collaboration in the face of change

Another excellent collaboration story. Led by Anglican Family Care, the Financial Capability Service Collaboration included a number of budget advisory services in Dunedin who were responding to a major change proposal from the Ministry of Social Development. As with any major change, the circumstances were challenging – yet these providers worked collectively to share learning, Read More

NEW CASE STUDY: Pasifika Safety Project

Read about how other community organisations collaborate to achieve better outcomes – the very purpose of the Working Together More Fund. Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust partnered with Nelson Tasman Pasifika Community Trust and Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Nelson to learn from each other and achieve a shared goal of protecting the children in their communities. Read More

REMINDER: WTMF support available for new development programme

Unique and highly sought-after global programme coming to Auckland for the first time: 13-16 September 2016 Delivered by the Partnership Brokers Association, the intensive 4-day development programme is designed for partnership practitioners. It provides those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively. Trish Hall, programme facilitator, says “as partnerships and collaborations multiply, we need to get better at Read More

WTMF Grants Exceed $2m

The Working Together More Fund is proof of how powerful collaboration can be. Between 2009 and 2015 over $2m worth of grants enabled hundreds of community organisations to collaborate.   17 May Media Release: Working collaboratively key success for community groups The Working Together More Fund has given over $2 million to New Zealand not-for-profit organisations who work Read More

WTMF supports new intensive development programme

The Partnership Brokers Association is offering a unique and highly sought-after global programme for the first time in Auckland: 13-16 September 2016. The intensive development programme runs for four days and is designed for partnership practitioners. It provides those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively. Download a brochure Download the application The WTMF is supporting Read More

We recommend Trello – a powerful and free collaboration tool

Need to get your ducks (and team!) in a row? Trello is a free and simple tool making it easier to work with others (and yourself!)  Take the WTMF for example – an example of collaboration with many moving parts such as ongoing applications, grantee reports – often coming from groups of between 2 and 6 Read More

2016 Funding Round Dates Confirmed

Funding round closing dates for WTMF applications in 2016 are now confirmed: Friday, 1 April 2016 Friday, 1 July 2016 Friday, 21 October 2016 Visit the ‘Criteria & Dates’ page for more information. 

NEW CHECKLISTS: Learn from others about preparing and implementing strong collaborations

Bede Martin, WTMF Project Manager, says “sharing from groups who have successfully partnered with other organisations may help avoid the repetition of damaging pitfalls – while strengthening success factors”. These resources summarise feedback from grantees of the Working Together More Fund. Their front-line experiences help other groups collaborating to be more effective, manage obstacles and Read More


New case studies clearly demonstrate the very purpose of the Working Together More Fund. Bede Martin, Fund Operations Manager, says “the immediate benefits from these collaborations are clear and the long-term outcomes reach far beyond the immediate organisations and into our communities”. Click on the links below to view the case studies where you’ll also Read More

Partnerships Analysis Tool: Take a look at this helpful tool

We’ve discovered a new tool you may find useful. Prepared by Australia’s Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, the Partnerships Analysis Tool will be useful for any community group considering a partnership or looking to strengthen and further develop existing partnerships. Find out more…