Te Ringa Manaaki means 'Caring Hands' and is the charitable funding arm of NorthAble.
Te Ringa Manaaki was created with the purpose to provide support for people living with a disability in Northland.
Contributing to the wellbeing of our tangata whaikaha and their whānau by providing funding for projects, activities and assistive equipment that are not eligible to be funded through other means.
Funding can be used for activities such as further study, mentoring programmes, purchasing accessibility items for the home or community or assistance to access the community for a range of activities.
Not only can our support funds be used for further study, mentor programs and accessibility items; but we also help fund community projects and activities.
One of our recent fund recipients was Liam Martyn Astbury (pictured on the left). Liam used the funds to host a gallery showcase of his artwork at Megan Dickinson gallery. The night was a roaring success with many local artists coming out in support.
If you have similar ideas or endeavors you need funding for, contact us for more info or apply below.
Complete Application on-line and submit to Te Ringa Manaaki Charitable Trust Sub-Committee for review.
Application considered by Te Ringa Manaaki Sub-Committee who will send their recommendation on to NorthAble Matapuna Hauora Board of Trustees for approval.
Applicant will be notified of the Board of Trustees decision by phone and/or email.
Funds are allocated as appropriate.
Te Ringa Manaaki Sub-Committee to follow-up successful applicants as appropriate and report back to the Board.
2Enable school is a volunteer afterschool care program that needed a helping hand
Our latest Te Ringa Manaaki Grant recipient out the money to good use purchasing learning supplies for their after school care team.
Now they can really give their students the support the need to really excel in their schooling.
The Goodall Group needed a new wheel ramp to help their clients access their services
The Goodall group have been helping the disabled with their services for many years now but found their current wheelchair ramp was falling apart and becoming dangerous.
Te Ringa Manaaki helped the Goodall Group build a new ramp and widen a few areas inside the office to make the workspace more accessible for workers and clients.