We know community organisations go through ups and downs. So Hui E! Community Aotearoa regularly checks in to see how it’s going.

Our first sector hauora research was in 2020, a few months after the COVID-19 pandemic started. We knew non-profits were doing more with less and we wanted to get the data to show government and funders that something needed to change.

Our 2020 research, in partnership with Centre for Social Impact, Philanthropy New Zealand, and Volunteering New Zealand, gathered responses from more than 1400 community organisations and painted a clear picture. The sector was struggling, but also finding new and innovative ways to support their communities.

In 2021, we wanted to see how community organisations were going nearly 18 months after the pandemic started – what had changed, was the work getting better or harder? The research, in partnership with Volunteering New Zealand, closed off in August 2021 and the first results are expected to be released in October 2021.