The tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector has faced two years of the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID) with resilience and commitment to the communities of Aotearoa New Zealand. Like the communities we serve, the sector has faced deep challenges – many of which began long before the pandemic arrived. At the same time, COVID has revealed our sector’s strengths, showing ways forward.

Funding remains one of the sector’s biggest challenges. Hui E! Community Aotearoa’s funding white paper sets out six areas where we know practical solutions are possible: COVID has already shown the success of some. We make a set of recommendations to government and other funders.