Working Together More Fund


The Working Together More Fund exists to support collaboration. We fund New Zealand community organisations to work together in order to make a greater difference for the people and communities they serve.

The Working Together More Fund (WTMF) was established to help groups wanting to work together to achieve greater results for our communities. As the name indicates, working together more can achieve great things to help deliver better quality, more convenient or a greater number of services for our communities.

Representatives of funders Wayne Francis Charitable Trust, J R McKenzie Trust, Todd Foundation and The Tindall Foundation came together in 2009 to discuss how they could best help NGOs to manage through the recession and into the years ahead. The funders commissioned research and consultation into collaboration and found that:

  • Community groups work together a lot already
  • Successful collaboration takes time and is not always easy
  • It is unlikely to work if forced
  • It can add significant value to groups’ effectiveness and efficiency