Capital Raising

Giblin Group uses its proven methodology to successfully secure capital for your major social, economic, environmental and cultural infrastructure projects.


Giblin Group uses its proven methodology to successfully secure capital for your major social, economic, environmental and cultural infrastructure projects.

We have developed a methodology that ensures the success of funding capital projects. We know it works, as it has been tried and proven. The methodology is used in a fit-for-purpose way for each project and can include a range of services from full project management of the entire fundraising project to undertaking individual pieces of work to support approaches for funding.


Your project may be totally new for your region, but there’s a good chance Giblin Group has worked on something similar somewhere else in New Zealand. We use our capital raising and broader experience to your advantage and approach your project strategically, putting a comprehensive plan together to secure capital funds.

We know how central and local government works. We understand the relationship between the two – which is critical to securing Government funding for you.

Our community engagement approach ensures your project is kept on task through proven pre-engagement and engagement strategies. A road map is created with you that takes you through the entirety of the process, pointing out essential places to stop to ensure that everyone is on board.

Giblin Group Process For Securing Funds

Giblin Group | How we work

We ensure all participants are clear about their role within the plan and strong management practices ensure that essential tasks and timeframes are identified and managed. We forge strong relationships with stakeholders and funders through good communication.

Giblin Group can assist you with the following capital raising areas:

  • Project scoping
  • Better business cases
  • Feasibility studies (funding and community benefit-focused)
  • Social impact reports
  • Funding strategies
  • Provincial Growth Fund applications
  • Lottery grant applications 
  • Sponsorship collateral
  • Government relations and funding applications
  • Gaming, community and private trust applications
  • Community engagement and communications strategies
  • Governance workshops
  • Community group workshops

Since 2011 I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project. With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8m from central government and Lottery sources. The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement. I can certainly recommend their services.

Greg Anderson, Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Giblin Group supported Blue Oyster with developing a robust Funding Strategy that took into account the specific needs of our organisation and activity. Jenni and Jess offered substantial advice and support in, not only establishing this strategy but giving us helpful tools for implementation and always prioritised sustainability throughout. Their enthusiasm for our space and activity was truly felt and appreciated – our relationship with them will be nourished and valued well into the future.

Grace Ryder, Gallery Director, Blue Oyster Gallery

“As our thinking evolved, Giblin Group showed a steady commitment to deepen their understanding of our needs. We always looked forward to our coaching sessions which were stimulating and inspiring. Jess and Jenni became valued colleagues that supported and provoked thinking with rigour and generosity. They’re now not only valuable advocates for BATS but part of our whānau.”

Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council