Fraser Park Sportsville

Long-term sports park development set to become hub for community well being – Fraser Park Sportsville, Lower Hutt

Part of creating a thriving community is building a healthy community and a key component of this is easy access to sports facilities. This resonated with Giblin Group, who took it to heart to help Hutt City Council (HCC) to reach their vision for Fraser Park Sportsville (FPS).

The vision is for a facility which will not only serve established clubs but it will achieve much broader objectives in a community that will help to be a catalyst for positive community outcomes.

Giblin Group was bought in by HCC to create a Revenue Generation Strategy that would map out the entire seven year and three stage project, and beyond, to maximise opportunities and ensure that funders are involved in the project well beyond opening day.

The Revenue Generation Strategy created by Giblin Group outlines cost effective community engagement strategies, tailored to the Hutt City community. It identifies that winning the hearts and minds of the broader community is essential to successfully funding the project.

The strategy emphasises that a coordinated approach to trust funding provides a solid base to secure revenue from multiple trusts. This is achieved through establishing key relationships, understanding the needs of trusts, and being able to show the value the trust funding will provide to the community at a variety of levels.

This strategy provided a framework for capturing revenue from a diverse range of sources through a targeted, collaborative and sustainable approach.

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 Revenue Generation 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