Strategic Grants worked as an external evaluator. We assisted Dave Henderson of Trust Democracy, and Sue Barker of Sue Barker Charities Law, in their independent consultation with charitable groups in New Zealand, Modernising the Charities Act 2005.

The purpose of the consultation was to provide community input to the review of the Charities Act 2005

Over 550 responses were received. The survey was distributed via email to charities across the country, and during community workshops.

You can also read a summary of key findings on our blog

Strategic Grants is pleased to have provided this work as part of our mission to build the capacity of nonprofit organisations across New Zealand.

How can we help?

Evaluation services

We help organisations collect and make sense of data through monitoring and evaluation, data collection tool design and data analysis.

Find out more about our evaluation services and our team of evaluation specialists here.

Community Organisations seeking grant funding

Access a customised and always up to date calendar of grants relevant to your projects, in our GEMS (Grants Expertise Management Systems).

Build your knowledge with our grants training resources and get support with our capacity building services.


We can help ensure your applications and acquittals are asking for the right information.


Learn how our services can help you access more grants and build the capacity of community groups in your area to seek other grants.

Full details of Modernising the Charities Act 2005 are available at Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs