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
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.
Having struggled for five years to fund our very successful Meeting Challenges Programme, we engaged the services of Funding Connection to help us out. Helen developed a plan, gathered the necessary supporting documentation, helped us through the application process and then with remarkable dedication and perseverance, set to work. The result? A total of $20,000 worth to grants received!Thank you Helen, We were about to give up on our pursuit of funding.
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!!
We set a date, Helen researched potential funders for this project as well as four other projects I had up my sleeve. We spent a day together and submitted four funding applications, two of which were successful! One was for the eyeglass project which was funded by Auckland Airport-12 days of Christmas. This fund valued at $10,000 was given to 12 community groups with a group announced daily till Christmas Eve. They had received 600 entries! Auckland Airport phoned to advise we were successful and that ours was unanimously voted on by the funding panel.
Contracting Funding Connection to assist Healthy Futures with grant applications has not only been highly successful, but has also proved to be extremely cost effective and efficient too. Helen has worked with me to complete grant applications for a variety of items on our ‘wish list’. she has a wealth of knowledge in this area and has helped us with everything from identifying appropriate funders to completing stand out applications that have been successful in four out of five cases. Working with Funding Connection has been an extremely worthwhile investment. The funding Healthy Futures has received since working with Helen is ten times the amount we have paid for the excellent service she provides. Highly recommended! Thank you Helen
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