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, 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

Bolton Clarke

“I have worked with Strategic Grants for close to three years to create a successful Trust and Foundation program. The team have a great aptitude for understanding the needs of our organisation. This made Strategic Grants stand out from similar agencies I have previous engaged with. They pay close attention to all the needs of our organisation and ensure only quality application and critiques are put forward. Every team member is personally driven to make a positive difference in the fundraising space and their attitude reflects our organisational values of integrity, success and respect. Strategic Grants’ versatile way of working and experience in non-for-profit only added to the benefits they brought to our organisation. I would not hesitate to recommend the Strategic Grants team to any of my networks.”  Alex Cross, Bolton Clarke

Auckland Council

“I can see how the webinar (30 minute best practice that is part of GEM Local package) could support the practice of a number of our local groups and community organisations. The delivery, content and examples were very informative, easy to understand and on target for the audience.”  Auckland Council

Previous GEMS user

“GEMS is wonderful, and so are the great Strategic Grants Team who always make you feel like nothing is too much trouble.”  Robbie Franco, previous GEM Portal user