Hoa Pūtea Moni: SriLankaNZ

With Hui E!’s help SriLankaNZ accessed $4830 and were able to support a greater number of migrant workers and international students who had newly arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand and were without jobs.

Hoa Pūtea Moni | Grant Writing Support is a support programme for small charities and community organisations that need help to write grant applications. Hui E! pairs them with skilled volunteers who set them up for success in fundraising. Find out more on the Hoa Pūtea Moni | Grant Writing Support page.

SriLankaNZ is a free distributed Sri Lankan Community Newspaper that aims to reach a Sri Lankan population of over 18,000 all over Aotearoa New Zealand.

Over the first national lockdown in 2020 they quickly pivoted to addressing the immediate needs of their community using their own limited resources.

“We had never applied for funding before and had no idea how to write an application. We are primarily a newspaper, but because of that we had contact with the community and people started getting in touch with us. When we approached Hui E! for help they matched us with a grant writer within two days.

“We continued to work with a Hui E! grant writer, they helped us look at future funding for the newspaper because we’ve seen a huge decline in advertising revenue. Without their support it would be hard to know what we’re eligible for and how to apply. We have never had to do budget statements or applications before!”