Lots of organisations are underfunded. There is always a raffle ticket or chocolate bar to buy to support a school or sporting group trying to raise funds. Not for profit organisations that help society’s most vulnerable people are always looking for funding.
Through Christchurch City Libraries you can access givUS, Generosity NZ platform that offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Find assistance for nearly everything including:
- Operational costs
- Building redevelopment
- Sports uniforms, and trips
- Arts and cultural programmes
- Support services for communities
- Environmental preservation.
So if you belong to a community group, voluntary organisation, sports club or even need to raise money for your local school, and don’t want to sell raffle tickets, chocolate or pies. Go to givUS via the Christchurch City Libraries website, sign up and start searching for that funding.
For some time now Funding Information Services with their three databases: FundView, Breakout and Corporate Citizen have been providing individuals, groups and businesses with funding contacts and data. This has not changed, but after a rebrand their names have.
Funding Information Services is now Generosity NZ and all three databases we get from them have undergone a name change as well.
- Breakout is now givME for individual funding
- Fund View is now givUS for group funding
- Corporate Citizen is now givER for corporate giving
You can use these eResources to seek funding using your library card number and password/PIN from home or in libraries. If you are in need of support Generosity NZ as a registered charity can help connect givers and grant seekers.
Corporate Citizens provides a searchable directory of New Zealand “for profit” businesses committed to building relationships with “non profit” organisations. You can search to find businesses by:
- the kind of relationship you want (eg sponsorship);
- a particular brand;
- business activity;
- the area you work in.
Community organisations can receive support such as donations, sponsorship or volunteers from the business while the business gains by reaching out into the community. This way both sides win!
PS: While you are here don’t forget about FundView and Breakout which are also resources to be explored concerning scholarships, sponsorship and awards for individuals and community groups!
Access these and many other fantastic electronic resources from home with your library card number and <PIN, or at our open community libraries through the Source.