Grants, Donations and Sponsorship

Please note that MyKind is new, so it must first profit through advertising and membership fees before giving back.
When that profit level has been reached, the good news will be announced on this website and social media.

What’s the difference between grants, donations and sponsorship?

 

GRANTS

Examples:

  • Communication resources (eg, wages for a social media whiz)
  • Office equipment and technology (eg, new chairs or computers)
  • Building/office rent
  • Professional development (individual or organisations)

Fill out the grant application and, if successful, return an accountability form with receipts and outcomes within a set time period.

Eligible individuals and organisations can apply for grants annually (after we receive accountability for the previous year).

MyKind will hold two funding rounds a year:

  • JANUARY 1-31
    Not-for-profit organisations in the disability sector supporting individuals and families
  • JULY 1-31
    Individuals and families

 

When MyKind is in profit mode you’ll CLICK HERE to access the application.

 

DONATIONS

Examples:

  • Disability related research
  • Seed funding for a social enterprise benefiting people with disabilities
  • Retreats for individuals with disabilities, or the whole family with their disabled member
  • Individuals or families seeking medical treatment for a family member with a disability.

MyKind provides a single, once-only cash donation and expects nothing in return other than your consent to publicise your journey and the outcome.

You fill out a donation application, and there is no requirement for accountability (although ‘big ups’ appreciated!).

 

When MyKind is in profit mode you’ll CLICK HERE to access the donation application.

 

SPONSORSHIP

Examples:

  • A fundraising campaign
  • Media advertising
  • Hosting an annual fundraising dinner/event
  • Sports groups travelling to compete (nationally or internationally)
  • Camps for the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities.

MyKind provides money and expects something in return.

Sponsorship is a partnership contract that can be one-off for an event, or fixed term (eg, three years).

It pays to research us first, or phone us to talk about how the relationship can benefit both partners. That may include giving MyKind naming rights to an event/promotion, branding on clothing, equipment and on your website, e-news and your member/supporter database. There are numerous options, but ultimately we need convincing that your target market and supporter base are people we want MyKind to connect with.

It will require meeting with you or your governing body to discuss the terms of the contract.

If successful, you fulfill the requirements of the contract.

Accountability (receipts and outcomes) required.

 

When MyKind is in profit mode you’ll CLICK HERE to access the sponsorship proposal.

 

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Who can apply?

  • New Zealanders with diagnosed disabilities of any kind
  • New Zealand families/whānau with a disabled member
  • Registered New Zealand not-for-profit organisations supporting either of the above
  • Applicants can also be MyKind members or advertisers in the above categories.

 

Applications we don’t consider

  • Late
  • Difficult to read/understand, too wordy or incomplete
  • From outside New Zealand
  • For commercial, political or religious purposes
  • From applicants, or on behalf of recipients, with a history of any type of abuse, bullying, harassment, fraud or deceit
  • When accountability (where required) from a previous application has been late, difficult to understand, incomplete, or where funds were not used for their intended purpose.

 

Who decides what MyKind funds, donates to, and sponsors?

MyKind has a diverse team of advisors with disabilities or working in the disability sector. It is likely to include MyKind staff and members.
No team advisors or the organisations they represent are current applicants for grants, donations or sponsorship.

The advisory team’s decisions are final and not open for discussion.
MyKind aims to support a broad spectrum of projects, individuals and groups, and those working with them – LGBTQ, Māori, Pacific, migrant, refugee and other ethnic communities who are legal residents in New Zealand.

Team advisors target applications with:

  • The most urgent need
  • Largest outcomes for people with disabilities and their families
  • Highest capability to promote public acceptance of diversity and accessibility for people with disabilities.