Our Services

We help you strengthen your team and organisation within our social and community sector.


Professional development and networking.

Resources & Support

Support, advice and online tools to strengthen your organisation.


Research and data to inform your work.


Support organisations to work together to achieve greater impact.

Kaitautoko Māori

Tautoko and support Māori providers in the social sector.


Building a voice with social and community sectors to advocate to government.

The Kollective – TK

A co-working space to grow social and community sector collaboration.

Community Insights Lab

Info to be supplied about this lab, link to page inside resources section.

Our Training Calendar

Social Media – the whole story

Everything you need to know about social media in 3 workshops.

Facebook. LinkedIn, Instagram

Book one or all three.

9:00am – 12 noon – starts Friday 12 February 2021

Communication Skills

Helping participants feel more confident communicating at work.

Two sessions to complete.

9:00am – 1:00pm

Friday 26 March 2021

Funding Forum

Meet the funders including TECT, Bay Trust, Acorn Foundation, Lottery Grants plus more sessions to help you with funding your organisation

9:30am – 4:00pm

Thursday 4 March 2021

Insightful Management Reporting


Present your management data in a simple descriptive way to WOW your board


2.00pm – 4.30pm

Monday 15 March,

We offer our skills and support to all people and communities.

SociaLink strengthens organisations from the inside, providing tools to empower our social and community sector.

Our people provide a structure for research, innovation, collaboration, information, networking and advocacy throughout The Western Bay. Social sector organisations can connect, work together, collaborate with appropriate resources designed to aid in the delivery of smarter, more efficient services.

If you’re new to the sector in the western Bay of Plenty, download a copy of our Orientation Pack to help you get to know who’s who much quicker.

A snapshot of the social sector workforce

An overview of findings from the SociaLink MSSP 2019 report on the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty.


Up to 3 FTE Staff

Paid FTEs


Māori Staff

Latest News

Social Sector Commissioning

Social Sector Commissioning As part of the government’s goal of improving how it works with social service providers, it is planning wide community consultation on Social Sector commissioning in the first half of this year. An official update was released in August...

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Does Pay Equity Exist?

In our experience, most Not for Profit (NFP) organisations would agree that they strive to develop remuneration systems that are: Fair and equitable Defensible Transparent (some more than others) Affordable Achieving this in good times is a challenge and when the...

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Funding secrets for social agencies

Not -for-profit agencies around the Western Bay of Plenty can learn the secrets to getting funding at a SociaLink session next week. SociaLink, the Western Bay umbrella group for social service providers and community organisations, is organising a seminar for...

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