Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Nat Wolf
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Started by: tehana
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Started by: Heather
Started by: Hikurangi Enterprises
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Started by: Te Miringa Parkes
hi there other than the wage subsidy is there any other support out there for small businesses I have 2 businesses Renovations and a labour hire…thank youMoana
I’ve installed and provide Free Little Libraries and Free Fruit and Veg units and will be distributing these throughout Mt. Roskill and Owairaka areas. I know there is funding for these community driven initiatives but where? At present, I do this self funded but it does take a toll and funding will be welcome especially with installing these units. No complaints though as I’m servicing a need. What I’m looking for is a gun who knows how to apply for funding on behalf of my “not for profit” and what these funding agencies are looking for to complete a successful application. I’m a doer, just need that gun who’s the fund seeker.
Hi guys! This is going to sound absolutely out there – but here goes something! I am in for advice, not just for funding, but also in regards to how I can best set up a social enterprise. But most importantly, at this stage – I require funding just to get my research and development going. In the heat of Covid-19 (I know terrible timing), I have decided to open a co-working space for artists, social innovators, social entrepreneurs, writers etc for creative development, for artists alike to share knowledge, ideas and skills through workshops, for them to showcase their artwork/work through our exhibit/multi-use spaces. Most importantly, a space for the public to feel comfortable to express themselves safely and freely that isn’t in a bar. I am intending to open this space on the 2nd of September, with a “grand” opening on the 5th with an evening exhibit. I am currently at the stage of research and development and am in need of funding to get the building ready for a co-working space, for me to furnish the place and I guess for me to pay myself while I slowly take myself out of my usual work and also pay others so I can get things done. I currently have a number of mentors helping me out, The Exchange in Christchurch being one of them as they are exactly what I am trying to do, but instead in Wanaka. There is currently such a high demand for co-working artist space in Wanaka that is affordable to artists that are trying to pursue their creativity professionally. My partner and I are one of them, and in the last year or so, we have been lending our dining room table to artists who needed space but we unable to work from home due to their living situation. In Wanaka, due to such high rental prices, a lot of housing situations are shared with a lot of people and shared with people we don’t know too well. So finding creative space within your own home can be a little difficult. My partner and I have just finally found the perfect house to rent out with a room for an office, but we had to sacrifice a lot of money for that spare room to be an office rather than another housemate. We currently share this 8m2 office space with 4 other artists… and let’s just say we are making it work, but it is quite a tight fit. This is the first time I will be establishing anything like this, I have opened a co-op cafe in Melbourne, am currently running a conscious kitchen as well as a reusable cup system with my partner, but nothing as big and collective as I plan this to be. I need help in finding funding, how to apply for funding and also how to structure this as social enterprise. I am currently working on developing a “business” plan as well as implementing a strong social lean canvas in every aspect, but I definitely need help. I have been advised to contact you and am hoping you guys would be able to point me in the right direction. Thank you, Nat
Kia ora, e te whānauI run a consultancy business and we are in the fortunate position to be experiencing growth in these uncertain times. I am looking to improve my ‘business fitness’ and would like to engage a lawyer, accountant and insurance advisor. We are a ‘conscious’ business so people, planet and ethics are important to us and our clients who are often social enterprises. Ideally we would find suppliers who share these values. With this in mind, I would be interested to know if any of the experts can recommend people in these areas? I am based on the Kāpiti Coast but happy to work with people in other areas. Posting in ‘social enterprise’ but also relevant to ‘legal’ and ‘services’ sub-sets. Ngā mihiBee
I want to create a charity side to my business. Step 1 is?
Kia ora! We are looking for a co-working space for a new charity that aspires to collaborate closely with both corporate and philanthropic entities. I really love the B-Hive at Smales Farm but for comparison’s sake need to find others to ensure the Board is happy with this choice. Can people recommend other Co-Working sites in the CBD or on the Shore that provides opportunity to access other corporates, host board meetings/events/TED talks etc and access to community? Ngā mihi
Hey Team, I run a certified social enterprise business (www.charitytea.co.nz) that makes a social, environmental and climate impact. I’m interested in ideas in how to reach decision makers in the corporate space. I’d like to offer wholesale staff room supplies and help business to fulfill their “broader outcomes”. Thanks for your time
Kia Ora….Linda here supervisory manager from Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae and Maori Culture Centre. Our social enterprise has suffered a 100% loss of bookings due to Covid 19. We have made no income since lock down. Making it worse we have had to pay back deposits of bookings going forward and one inbound tour operator still owes us money…We previously had 15 local whanau involved in the mahi on the Marae and in our village. We have managed to to keep on 5 PT with Covid subsidy. This will of course end in 11 weeks. In the meantime we are faced with overheads for power, phone,insurance etc….help please??
What are the key components I need to have prepared to be ‘investment ready’ for a startup social enterprise? I have established a new charitable trust with an initial BOT as the heart of a new social enterprise organisation we want to build. We have worked through ‘lean canvas’ and ‘theory of change’ and developed a draft ‘impact prospectus’ document. We have also been exploring some commercial enterprise opportunities, for startup (not existing) and now going through due diligence type work on one that best supports our kaupapa and ticks most of the other boxes we are looking for around social, economic and environmental impact capabilities.We have also been developing some detailed financial modelling of the commercial opportunity based on a cooperative enterprise model (i.e., FairShares), and are currently re-calibrating our market research analysis on a post-pandemic economy.We would also like to gain some insight into the current view of the investment sector, their perspective on the post-pandemic economy and their levels of confidence – particularly the impact investor sector.
I’m hoping someone can give me some advice? I’m not a business but I started from the ground up a community centre last december 2019 and of course had to close our doors due to Covid 19. Apart from having our Certificate of Incorporation I am still in the process of getting our IRD, Charities number and funding. Is there some advice or financial help that we may be able to apply for to help with ongoing essential costs. We are not a church or council run community centre. Thankyou. Heather Taylor
We are a charitable company supporting sustainable local economic development in Te Tairawhiti. We need some help to do financial modelling for a number of projects that are ramping up. Where is the best place to find this support for social enterprises/charities?Panapa EhauHikurangi Enterprisespanapa@hikurangi.enterprises0272000747
Hi My name is Heidi Wehrle and I am a Lions Volunteer in Cambridge. We presently are doing free meals, we usually run a monthly Trash and Treasure, as well is do youth work etc. Through our ” Lions Shed our mostly superannuitant volunteers have raised 200k each year for last 2 years from donated goods.This money is than overseen by Grants Committee for local people e.g. donated 100k towards complete refurbishment of our public swimming pool as well as sponsor kids to go on Spirit of adventure etc. We are seen by purchasing public as one of the cheapest opportunity shops around.This has now been set on it’s head by Coronavirus. We are not opening even on level 2 as costs of sanitising after each day, policing distancing and keeping us elderly volunteers safe is impossible.I took initative and took home heaters and started selling them through Cambridge Grapevine, response was fabulous and this has led me to think about having a virtual opp shop as well as the physical (when we can safely re-open.) I am seeking to get information on what this would entail and then I would present the plan to the Club.Thank you in AdvanceHeidi Wehrle.
How do I find out if our charity is eligible for the Wage Subsidy?
Prior to Covid19, we relied heavily on one big annual fundraising event. Does anyone have any experience or ideas around how to fundraise on a smaller scale but maybe more regularly? We have a significant financial shortfall to manage. Has anyone done digital events?
are a small organisation focused on running community events supporting women in tech,
due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have not been able to run our in-person events.
At the same time, we are looking for help with building our website. We would
love to get some recommendations on how we can make a successful transition to
digital events so that we can continue supporting our communities, and also who
we can reach out to regarding help with the website build. Thank you so much for your