Sector Issues

Funding model for community organisations is broken

From Pou Kaiārahi (General Manager) Rochelle Stewart-Allen Budget 2021 was big on wellbeing for the people that need it most. As an advocate for community organisations that support those people, I’m pleased to see this commitment. But there’s much work to be done. Non-profits and community organisations, including iwi rūnanga…...

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Small organisations hit hardest by COVID-19, survey shows

Small community organisations have been hit hard by COVID-19 and need more support from government and other funders, says sector peak body Hui E! Community Aotearoa. A survey of 1400 tangata whenua, community and voluntary organisations in May-June 2020 found that many faced slashed funding at the same time as…...

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More non-profits to get skilled help with grant applications

We’re excited to announce that, after a successful pilot, we’re now partnering with KPMG New Zealand on Hui E!’s Grant Writing Support Programme – Hoa Pūtea Moni. “As the pandemic took hold last year, Hui E! wanted to find a way to help the community organisations we represent. We know…...

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Update 4: Recovery and Long-term Sustainability for the Community Sector

by Rochelle Stewart-Allen Community leaders met again for a fourth time to explore building recovery and long-term sustainability for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read about our last korero on 10 February 2021 here Read about our korero on 5 February 2021 here Read…...

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Hui E! Summer Series | He Raupapatanga o Te Raumati

Hui E! Community Aotearoa held a series of four topical webinars designed specifically for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in March 2021. 1. TIER 3 AND 4 CHARITY REPORTING – IS IT WORKING? Each year registered charities prepare their performance report as the year ends. Five years ago,…...

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Update 3: Recovery and Long-term Sustainability for the Community Sector

by Rochelle Stewart-Allen This week, community leaders met again to continue exploring how to build recovery and long-term sustainability for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read about our last korero on 5 February 2021 here Read about our korero on 10 August 2020 here…...

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Update 2: Recovery and Long-term Sustainability for the Community Sector

by Rochelle Stewart-Allen The mahi continues to explore how to build recovery and long-term sustainability for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. This follows on from Hui E!’s work with Volunteering New Zealand, Philanthropy New Zealand and the Centre for Social Impact on the ‘Time to…...

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Our General Manager reflects on the 2019-2020 year

By Rochelle Stewart-Allen, Pou Kaiārahi (General Manager) So much has changed for Hui E! Community Aotearoa over the past year, but we remain  focussed and committed in our role as a peak body for the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector. People’s Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs We started…...

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Our Co-Chairs reflect on the 2019-2020 year

By Pania Coote (Co-Chair Tangata Whenua) and Sandy Thompson (Co-Chair Tangata Tiriti) It has certainly been a challenging year for Hui E! Community Aotearoa as we adapted and adjusted through a global pandemic, transitioned our leadership at both board and management level, and worked hard to build the ongoing sustainability…...

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