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How we can help you get funding for your organisation

13 December 2018

Are you sick of scrambling from one funding round to the next? Would you like your organisation to have a reliable income, but are unsure where to start? Our Council have partnered with Exult to bring you a sustainable funding workshop to help community groups and organisations develop a plan.

Sustainable funding workshop banner

“The workshop is packed with practical ideas that can be easily implemented and it is designed to help organisations develop opportunities that are ‘best fit’ for them,” says Laurna White, our Communications and Economic Development Group Manager. "We're providing the venues to bring this opportunity to the Coromandel and subsiding the workshop so you can attend at a discounted rate from $70 to $50."

In this workshop you will discover:

  • The essential first step in creating a sustainable funding plan. Have you laid the right foundations and why is it important that you do.
  • The seven key income streams for community groups. What avenues are right for you and how can you use them effectively.
  • The difference between donations, sponsorship and grants. Are you approaching each one in the right way?
  • How to get more people helping with your fundraising efforts. Why is it the same people doing all of the work?
  • Simple tips and tools for raising more money, more often.

Exult is one of New Zealand’s leading training providers for the community sector. Their mission is to provide training and support that inspires, equips and re-energises community organisations and they pride themselves in providing practical resources in everyday language. Exult believe that people (and organisations) thrive when they are given real support without all the ‘fluff and jargon’ – so that’s what they do.

Megan Thorn Exult Manager

The three hour workshop will be offered in February 2019 across our district with four sessions, in four towns over three days by Megan Thorn, (pictured right) the Waikato/Auckland/Northland Manager for Exult.

Thames - Monday 11 February, 5.30pm – 8.30pm at the TCDC Thames Service Centre, 515 Mackay Street.

Coromandel - Tuesday 12 February, 9.30am – 12.30pm at the TCDC Coromandel Service Centre, 355 Kapanga Road.

Whitianga - Tuesday 12 February, 5.30pm – 8.30pm at the TCDC Whitianga Service Centre, 10 Monk St.

Whangamata - Wednesday 13 February, 9.30am – 12.30pm at the TCDC Whangamata Service Centre, 620 Port Road.

The workshop is being offered at a discounted rate of just $50 per person (Tonic subscribers receive a further 10% discount). Register before 18 December and go into the draw to win a $100 prezzy card just in time for Christmas.

Download a registration form on the top right-hand side of this page and/or email

If you have any questions or for more information check out Exult's website and Facebook page, or call 07 571 8819.