Mentorship to help our local arts, culture and heritage sector thrive

Published on 13 June 2023


Arts, culture and heritage organisations from around the Coromandel are invited to apply for a year-long online training and mentorship programme to build on their fundraising skills.

Our Council and Creative Coromandel will support the members of up to 15 arts, culture and heritage organisations to participate in the programme, which will be run online by capability building platform Funding HQ. It will include some self-directed learning, expert monthly one-on-one coaching, access to the sector's most comprehensive funding database, and additional tailored fundraising support.

Creative Coromandel (He Mana Toi Moehau) are an independent charitable trust, made up of artists and advocates from around the region. They are being supported by our Council to facilitate the programme, and are currently welcoming expressions of interest. 

Fiona Cameron, Chair of Creative Coromandel, says Funding HQ’s expertise will help organisations to achieve their goals, while strengthening our local arts, culture and heritage sector.

Creative Coromandel Funding HQ header

She encourages organisations to put their hands up, as it’s a “unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, gain valuable insights and resources around funding success”.

"You’ll receive personalised guidance from experienced mentors who are passionate about helping the arts, culture, and heritage sector thrive,” says Fiona. “Participants will gain access to a wealth of knowledge and resources to help them achieve their funding goals.”

Ideally several members from within each organisation will take the course, completing 12 modules and participating in regular online sessions. Participants will need to invest around 2-4 hours per week to make the most of the programme.

If your group or organisation are interested, please submit an expression of interest by 5pm Friday 30 June, by emailing Places are strictly limited to 15 groups. Participants will be finalised in early July.

If you have any questions, please contact for more information.


Fundraising Workshops

Funding HQ’s founder, Jenni Giblin, will also be visiting the district to run four half-day in-person workshops.

These will be useful for those wishing to apply, and will be held from 9am to 12pm on the following dates:

  • Thames, Thames-Coromandel District Council – 10 July
  • Coromandel Town, TCDC Coromandel Area Office – 11 July
  • Whitianga, TCDC Whitianga Area Office – 12 July
  • Whangamatā, TCDC Whangamatā Area Office – 13 July 

To register your interest in a workshop, please email

Click here to learn more about Funding HQ.
Visit Creative Coromandel's website.