2020 Acorn Foundation funding round opens on 4 May!

24 Feb 2020

POSTPONED: Join us for a drink and learn more about your community

[This function has been postponed due to the current Covid19 threat]

We have another fabulous line up of speakers at our annual Acorn Supporters & Friends Function coming up on Thursday 26 March, kicking off with drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm. 

Speakers include:

• Bay Conservation Alliance: Supporting eight conservation based organisations in the Bay of Plenty, BCA has developed a nature education programme being run at Otanewainuku Forest and Aongatete Forest.  Michelle Elborn and Brian Ireland will talk more about this programme and its impact .

• Baywide Community Law started its first free housing advocacy clinic in Sept 2017, assisting vulnerable people and families with extreme housing issues.   Sincere passion and commitment shine through when lawyer Shard Loibl talks of the clients he is working with daily to assist them through the current housing crisis;

• Tautoko Mai Sexual Harm Support recently appointed Julie Sach to the position of Societal Change and Quality Assurance Leader.  Julie has been working hard to drive change in the community by building greater awareness of the issues of sexual and family violence;

• Books A Plenty’s Chris Baskett will provide a synopsis of the NZ Book Awards Fiction Short List for 2020; and

• Award winning singer/songwriter Louie Campbell, also winner of the 2019 Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award, will be providing the evening’s entertainment.

Once again being held on the fabulous TK Deck/Kafe at The Kollective, we welcome you (and friends) to join us for our largest annual event.  Please do ensure you RSVP here to assist with catering and management of numbers, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 


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