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Shining a light on child poverty

A new Child Poverty Action Group is looking for people interested in taking action to help lift Western Bay of Plenty children out of poverty.The new Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG WBOP) is part of the national group whose vision is an Aotearoa where all children...

Council Long Term Plans

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Long Term Plan (LTP) Feedback due by 4pm 22 March 2021  see https://www.participate.boprc.govt.nz/ltp/submission-form Four main areas are being consulted on:...

Addressing the digital divide

Do you now of whānau that do not have a device and internet access? From a SociaLink led Covid lockdown survey, one of the community challenges identified was the lack of access to reliable devices and internet services for whānau. For those unable to access the use...

Funding Forum 2021

If you attended the Funding Forum on Thursday 4th March, then here are the slides and additional information. Please dont forget to fill out the evaluation survey here. You could be the lucky winner, if you are the 1st, 20th or 40th respondent. Bay Trust - Sam Cummins...

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...

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...

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...

What do auditors do to liven up the party?

They don’t turn up! By Ken Collings (Chartered Accountant and ex-auditor) There are heaps of jokes about auditors but when you want to get one it’s not so funny. First, they are hard to find and second, the fees can be pretty expensive, so why do we want an audit at...

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