Started by: moanasmith
in: COVID-19 Funding & Support
Started by: Scotty
Started by: Scarlet Mokaraka
Started by: rpk224
Started by: Brady Polkinghorne
Started by: Tekauri
Started by: herasmith
Started by: Nat Wolf
Started by: Bee Stevenson
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Started by: Gillyb
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
Hi there, I am shortly launching an apprenticeship model business to get more young people into sales and customer focused roles. In short, they’ll be assessed, placed and then go onto a 12 month training programme (online and ‘peer to peer’ support). This will be a ‘for profit’ business however we want to help coach/mentor/train those who may really need it as well. We have thought about the various ways it could happen and have looked at overseas models (including the KOTO principal – ‘know one teach one’). Looking for some help/guidance/idea swapping on how we could best structure this and who would be the groups it could impact most. Thanks, Scotty
How can I access a revolving credit scenario or similar for my community based organisation when I have poor credit. Also my financial management skills are poor , what organisation could I entrust to manage this side if things for me whilst I slowly build the skills over time to be able to do this myself?
Kia ora I would like some social enterprise advice please. I have also just set up an health and wellbeing business and could do with a mentor too. All advise appreciated. Nga mihiDiane Koti
Really wanting to know how to start my social enterprise, I have an idea for a virtual assistant company that will encourage technology upgrades in the region while promoting more flexible employment opportunities to grow skills and capacity in the labour market.
Who, can I talk to about establishing a Maori website on the Internet, where all 6.5 billion human beings can subscribe to and behave as a single family or Whanau?One where, people can serve one another or all of the requests we have in common from climate change through to fixing a hole in the road.!DA
As the Director of The Kindness Insitute, a non-profit organisation, the core function of my role is to locate and secure suitable funding for the various programme and organisational requirements. We have a robust system to identify relevant funders and have a solid diversification of funding opportunities (social enterprise, owned fundraisers etc) and currently generate enough revenue to operate successfully but not optimally or to generate growth opportunities, which is our ultimate mission, to empower all young people in Aotearoa with the skills they need to live a happy and fulfilled life. More info on our organisation and kaupapa below. My question is: what are the best ways of securing multi-year funding, ongoing corporate sponsorships and growth funding to allow us to not only serve and support our current rangatahi but push this out to a much wider reach. Our programme is evidence-based and scientifically proven to provide positive outcomes, so we have a platform that is effective, now we seek help to push this out to communities who need it. In short, based in Auckland, we are a not-for-profit, kaupapa Māori organisation that helps improve mental health among marginalised rangatahi, and those closest to them, through mindfulness, meditation and yoga, creative arts and cultural connection. Designed to encourage self-care, build resilience and leadership skills, our programmes are guided by Te Whare Tapa Whā.
Kia oraI am wanting to know if there are funding applications to allow me to offer my services to struggling families without them having to pay or pay full price so i can be paid or partner with a service that does this. I know alot of people do not get treatment due to financial strain and if I could partner with someone to finance my clinic to support whanau and communities.
Kia ora, requiring advice, we are recently set up company, with a social focus. An example is that we have a rental home which we place single parent in, water, ground maintenace and wifi are paid for by the company and wrap services around by tapping into other services that can support the whanau to increase income, wellbeing to staircase them to achieve their personal goals. We fund this personally but I would like to talk to someone on an application that I’m wanting to submit to awhi Wahine that find having a criminal record a blockage to finding employment.
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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
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.
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