Funding Connection
Connecting schools, sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations with funding opportunities

Testimonials

What Clients are saying about

Funding Connection


We are so happy with our new garden and we can't thank Helen enough for all the help she gave us to raise funds to make our garden.  We lost our "guardians" our two big Norfolk Pines in a storm, they were our school emblem and our entrance to our school. We knew that we had to move on into the future and we have now got a new "Whale logo" and a new garden, things are looking good here at Te Puru School. Thank you again Helen, we felt really supported throughout the process.  Kind wishes Jayne Bolsover Deputy Principal, Te Puru School
We are so happy with our new garden and we can’t thank Helen from Funding Connection enough for all the help she gave us to raise funds to make our garden.

We lost our “guardians” our two big Norfolk Pines in a storm, they were our school emblem and our entrance to our school.  We knew that we had to move on into the future and we have now got a new “Whale logo” and a new garden, things are looking good here at Te Puru School. 

Thank you again Helen, we felt really supported throughout the process. Kind wishes 
— Jayne Bolsover, Deputy Principal, Te Puru School

Naenae Primary school has had the pleasure of working with Helen Whitcombe from Funding Connection for almost 3 years. During this time Helen has provided us with excellent support in the area of grant applications and fundraising. Helen’s work has been a major factor in gaining grants for a range of resources for our students.

Helen takes the stress and pressure off the school when making applications, by managing the processes from start to finish. She gathers all the necessary information relevant and completes the application. Helen is a tireless worker and has demonstrated great sensitivity to our needs. She is empathic and committed to ensuring a positive outcome. This allows the school to get on with our number one priority, the students and their learning.

Thank you Helen and Funding Connection for your great efforts and success in gaining our school grants.
— Murray Bootten, Principal, Naenae Primary School
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Kapa Haka uniform

Trike for children with reduced mobility to participate alongside their peers.

Trike for children with reduced mobility to participate alongside their peers.


I joined a charitable organisation after having retired from a long career and was totally new to seeking funding. Helen was invaluable in supporting and educating me through what I believed was a daunting process. Helen’s patience amazed me given the number of questions I posed to her on a daily basis. She is a consummate professional with a positive attitude and never once wavered despite my concerns of successful outcomes. I am happy to recommend Helen for being my mentor, guide and confidant throughout what was a successful process
— Community Organisation Manager

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your fantastic work helping us put together the grant for the $10,000 Teacher Aide salary.

We were successful which is absolutely amazing! We are extremely excited about this news and its positive impact on our school and budget.

When they rang me to tell me the news, they said that they don’t normally give funding for salaries but were obviously impressed with our application, so I am very grateful to you.

Many thanks and well done!!
— Jennifer Ioannou, Principal St Anthony's School Seatoun
 
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Using Helen from Funding Connection was our best decision when trying to organise funding for our new playground. Helen not only had several sources of funding for us to use, but she also had all the skills and knowledge to tailor our application to give us the best chance of success.

Helen made the whole process quite seamless and her calm demeanor meant she wasn’t fazed by the multiple questions we kept throwing at her. We will definitely use Funding Connection the next time we are in need of a grant.
— Cameron Thayer, Board of Trustees Birchville School, Upper Hutt

For someone of my age and limited computer skills the funding application process was absolutely daunting. Then I discovered Helen at Funding Connection!
With Helen’s help, every step of the way, and her patience, I was able to get through the process, learning a lot along the way.

The fact that we were successful for the full amount of $31,034 was wonderful. Thank you Helen.

“I am overcome with gratitude to you for getting this through. I have to keep reading it to make sure it is real!
Thank you
— Peggy Frew, Secretary, Ohakune Carrot Park Committee
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Over the past 3 years Helen and I have built an excellent working and friendly relationship. Our small rural school had a mammoth financial goal to upgrade and refurbish the school / community swimming pool. With Helen’s guidance, knowledge and support we’ve reached our goal and work is expected to start in the next month or so ready for Summer 2019-2020.

Together, we compiled five funding applications, all of which were successful to the total amount of $85,003.
— Denise Hoete Tawera Bilingual School

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