Alzheimers Society Manawatu

Manawatu’s Council’s bulk subscription to GEMS was incredibly valuable for us as a small community group (Alzheimers Society Manawatu). Gaining an insight into the wide range of funders, the time it saved and the opportunity to learn about how to be more successful was invaluable. Fundraising became more and more enjoyable as well as raising more funds for our communities. Kate Malone, formerly fundraiser for Alzheimers Society Manawatu now working at Arohanui Hospice

Warriors Community Foundation

The Strategic Grants Portal is a fantastic tool to plan your annual grants calendar and ensures a comprehensive list tailor made for your organisation. There are also some great resources to help with grant applications which have been instrumental in them being successful. - Lincoln Jefferson, CEO

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust

“GEMS is a great tool for local non-profit organisations to attract new funding streams when used correctly. It can be personalised to provide the best value and we know that organisations that use this tool effectively have reported increased funding in the last year.”  Jackie McCullough, Grants Manager

Auckland Council

"Auckland Council’s bulk subscription to GEMS has been incredibly valuable for our local community groups. Organisations aren’t just successfully securing funds through grants; they’re also learning industry best practices and are setting themselves up for future fundraising success through grantseeking. We’re very happy with our partnership with Strategic Grants." Marion Davies, formally Grants & Incentives Manager, Auckland Council     "We absolutely LOVE this access. We have identified many other funders to apply to in the future. The use of this service is amazing." GEM Local subscriber via Auckland Council membership

Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society New Zealand

“I’m a bit obsessed with keeping the calendar up to date ... the figures it can then provide, and the confidence ratings I put against the grant applications in the pending column, will be very useful at Forest and Bird leadership and planning meetings.” Forest and Bird

St John

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

Look Good Feel Better NZ

"We have loved our partnership with you all in taking us to the next level. It is a very special service." Look Good Feel Better NZ

Te Whare Hukahuka

"Prior to subscribing to GEM Portal I would spend hours searching the internet to find funds, let alone funds that were relevant to our organisation. Now this can be easily be done through the filter function in the calendar. The Applications tab gives a quick snap shot of my work load, what I have already completed, what is in progress and what still to be done. The calendar dates help me decide how to prioritise my funding work and allows me to plan how much time I can spend on other things. The Strategic Grants team is friendly and offers expert advice and assistance. They take the time to get a sound understanding of the organisations purpose and drive, and provide tailored support. Because they understand our purpose we feel they have a genuine desire to help us succeed and this is reflected in their commitment to helping us with our application writing and assisting us to secure funding" Te Huia Taylor, Te Whare Hukahuka

Neuro Connection Foundation

About GEM Portal: "It has been a great tool to give us a look at what grants are available." Clare Russell, Marketing Coordinator, Neuro Connection Foundation

Presbyterian Support Southland

On delivery of the grants calendar: "This is impressive, thank you so much. I am truly excited to start getting the full potential out of your suggestions"  Shelley Erskine, Presbyterian Support Southland

Pound Paws Inc

“I just wanted to touch base and let you know, I recently participated in the 'Awesome Newcastle' Grant, which I found via GemLocal and won it! Such a fun and exciting experience.”  Brittany Bloomer, Founder Pound Paws Inc

CLM Community Sport

“This portal will definitely add value to the work we are trying to do with clubs and community organisations.”  Bernadette Tovio, CLM Community Sport