Kia ora! We provide a service across all of Aotearoa

Our point of difference

We only work with you if we believe we can add value to your organisation and help you achieve your mission.

The Strategic Grants team is not just a group of consultants. We are a team of professionals, all of whom have a heart for the charitable sector and the multitude of causes that our charity partners exist to support. As such, all of our services are customised to ensure that a relevant and strategic approach is applied to your grant-seeking activity.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable nonprofit organisations to establish sustainable, cost-effective grant-seeking strategies to deliver projects that fulfil their organisational missions

Our Vision

Our vision is to build the capacity of nonprofit organisations to apply strategic thinking to their service delivery and fundraising programs.

Our Values

Ethics – We pride ourselves on our professional, open, honest, high-quality service and communication.

Knowledge – Effective grants strategies are based on the most up-to-date knowledge of funders and our clients’ needs.

Passion – We are passionate about helping to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector to become sustainable.

Teamwork and Collaboration – Our team works together to ensure clients receive the best outcomes and feel that they are in partnership with us.

Read about our Fees and Ethical Practice here.

“It has been a great experience having you involved to help keep our grants programme refreshed and relevant to St John.” St John New Zealand

Meet the team

Jo Garner

Jo Garner



Ruth Button

Grants Strategist


Alissa Bermingham

Client Relations and Training Coordinator


Andrew Callaghan

Data & Evaluation Strategist

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

GEMS Manager


Craig Hunter

State Manager and Grants Strategist

Bianca Williams

Bianca Williams

Grants Strategist

Alicia Edwards

Grants Strategist


Emma Cucchi

Research Analyst

James Greenslade-Yeats

Research Analyst

Elisha Nelson

Research Analyst

Josh Thompson

Research Analyst

Luci Bielby

Research Analyst

Lucy Garner

Research Analyst


Chief Whip


Assistant Whip