Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Graeme Dingle Foundation?

The Graeme Dingle Foundation (Graeme Dingle Foundation) was founded in 1995 by Co-founders Sir Graeme Dingle and Jo-anne Wilkinson, Lady Dingle. There is a team of over 20 at the National Support Office, with some 150 staff employed by our Community Partners – and we work with some 700 volunteers every year. Meet some of them here

What does Graeme Dingle Foundation do?

Graeme Dingle Foundation has grown to become a leader in the field of child and youth development, and runs several highly successful programmes throughout the country that are designed to boost the skills, self-confidence, motivation and achievements of Kiwis aged 5–24 years. Learn more here

Who does Graeme Dingle Foundation help?

New Zealand’s most important asset… its youth (and we’re currently reaching over 28,000 young people through our programmes each year!). Learn more here

What are the Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes?

What are these programmes designed to do?

While each programme is aimed at a different age group, they are all designed to teach life skills that boost self-belief and confidence, so our young ones can overcome obstacles, achieve goals and meet challenges head on. Learn more here: Kiwi CanStarsProject KCareer Navigator and MYND

Where does Graeme Dingle Foundation work?

We work with schools, businesses and community organisations right across New Zealand.

Where is the closest Graeme Dingle Foundation programme to my hometown?

Whether you’re in the far north, deep south or somewhere in between, there’s a Graeme Dingle Foundation programme close to you.  Check out our regions here

How is the quality of the programmes proven?

Research forms a huge part of what we do, and it has revealed that our programmes are proven to work by:

  • improving attitudes at school and home
  • improving academic results
  • helping students set and achieve their goals
  • boosting self-confidence
  • reducing truancy rates and at-risk behaviours
  • helping students feel more positive about their future

Learn more here

How is Graeme Dingle Foundation funded?

As a registered charity we rely on the financial assistance of the public, corporates, trusts and foundations through sponsorships, donations and bequests to deliver our life changing work.

How does Graeme Dingle Foundation use donated money?

The money we receive goes directly into running, researching and developing our programmes. Research has revealed that every $1 invested in Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes is expected to result in a long term benefit to NZ of $10.50. Learn more here

How can you help Graeme Dingle Foundation grow great Kiwi kids?

Whether it’s time, energy or money that you have to give, there are many ways to support our work. Every contribution counts and does make a difference! Learn more here

Is it possible to claim a tax credit on my donations?

Yes. Graeme Dingle Foundation is a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. All donations of $5 or more qualify for a tax receipt.