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GEM Local is a grants calendar database designed specifically to help small New Zealand charitable and community organisations find the right grants for them.

We believe it’s not about how many grants are out there, but which ones are the right ones for your organisation.

This easy-to-use tool provides:

  • An always current customised grants calendar finding JUST the grants relevant to your organisation, according to what you do, where you do it and your legal status
  • Full access to all New Zealand grant and funder records on your personalised grants calendar
  • Ability to track progress of your applications including when funder reports are due
  • Additional email alerts on deadlines
  • Practical tip sheets, videos and writing samples, including monthly emails with tips specifically for GEM Local subscribers
  • Key administration to do’s and guide to setting up your online presence
  • cloud-based software, accessible from anywhere

GEM Local is updated DAILY by a Research Team who work over 80 hours per week to ensure all grants relevant to New Zealand charities are updated regularly, and includes grant opportunities from Council and Governments, Philanthropic Trusts and Foundations, and Corporate and Community Foundations.

Read our FAQ’s

Is GEM Local right for your organisation? Check the requirements and sign up instantly. Also register here if you have a discount Coupon Code.

Register Here

If you have a Council Coupon Access Code as part of your Council’s subscription, register your organisation here.

Register Here

Cost: $480 (ex tax) per year with flexible payment options (paid quarterly, 6 monthly or annually).

We understand the importance of using a product that is the right fit for your organisation, so we offer payment options if you can’t commit to a full year up front.

Please note that GEM Local is designed specifically for New Zealand charities with an annual revenue of less than $1.5 million.

If you are a larger charity (revenue over $1.5M) then GEM Portal is for you.

Check out GEM Portal.

What are users saying?

“Using GEM Local has been a dream. After spending hours trying to collect our own research…only for our data to become out of date within a week – we made the jump and invested in GEM Local. The best part is that the service has found hundreds of grants we had not come across AND the service constantly updates and refreshes itself, so our information is always up to date. Would highly recommend this product – now I can get back to actual work!”

Happy GEM Local user

“GEM Local has been an invaluable tool to Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust. Being a small charity, we don’t have the resources to hire people to find all the information required to apply for grants. We have already received a large amount of funding to date to enable us to reach our goals for 2017 and with just me applying for grants on the weekends! I would highly recommend this service”

Georgina Mason

CEO Bowel Cancer Foundation Trust NZ

“Auckland Council’s bulk subscription to GEMS has been incredibly valuable for our local community groups. Organisations aren’t just successfully securing funds through grants; they’re also learning industry best practices and are setting themselves up for future fundraising success through grant-seeking. We’re very happy with our partnership with Strategic Grants.”

Marion Davies

Grants & Incentives Manager – Auckland Council

“It is going really really well; the grant alerts have been good; it has been particularly useful for tracking our accountability reports and when they are due.”

Kym Maynard,

Waiuku Family Support

“The Strategic Grants GEM Local portal is a fantastic tool to plan your annual grants calendar and ensures a comprehensive list tailor made for your organisation. There are also some great resources to help with grant applications which have been instrumental in them being successful.”

Lincoln Jefferson

Warriors Community Foundation

Please note! GEM Local is not designed for individuals seeking grants for themselves, or for companies. It supports only nonprofit organisations raising less than $1.5 million per year.

For more New Zealand information, click here.

^ NZ$40 for New Zealand-based organisations, billed in NZD.