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Gift Collective News — Feb 2022
Published on February 24, 2022 by Alanna Irving

Kia ora — it's been an exciting time of growth for Gift Collective

We are now proudly hosting 18 Collectives who in total have raised $214,936 for amazing kaupapa across Aotearoa!

Some recent funding highlights:
  • Te Rourou Koha: supporting timebanks in Christchurch - $35,900 from Sumner Bays Union Trust.
  •  ARMSS: supporting families from refugee and migrant backgrounds - $53,330 from Wellington Community Trust.
  • Whakapono Believe: helping artists who have survived drug addiction to share their experiences and lower the stigma through an exhibition - $9,300 from the Lottery Community Grants and $5,000 from Whanganui Community Foundation

Media coverage

Gift Collective has been featured in Local Government Magazine, along with some really cool quotes from funders about how we help them get money to projects.
"Gift Collective allowed us to fund much more quickly than if we had had to wait for formal charitable status." — Wellington Community Trust

"We cannot fund unincorporated groups, so Gift Collective is the missing piece in the puzzle." —Whanganui Community Foundation

One of our awesome Collectives, Happen Films, was covered by RNZ. Their inspiring impact-oriented documentary films "give a glimpse into another way of living, [an] alternative to this destructive, industrial, capitalistic way that has taken over so much of the world."

Check out this case study of Tauiwi Tautoko, a Collective countering racism with listening, through a course that teaches evidence-backed techniques to detox our discourse. You can sign up and do the course yourself!

Our services

We've had a few questions from Collectives about GST. The fundholder behind Gift Collective, The Gift Trust, is not GST registered. Therefore, Collectives under our umbrella do not need to charge GST, even if they sell goods and services through their Collective.

Now offering free Google Workspace emails using your own custom domain, which we can access on behalf of Collectives through Google for Nonprofits. If you'd like free email boxes, and the professional version of all the Google tools like Docs and Drive that come with it, let us know!

If you have any pātai or want to kōrero, reach out any time at [email protected]