Giblin Group uses its proven methodology to successfully secure capital for your major social infrastructure projects.

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

Our community engagement specialists ensure 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.



We ensure all participants are clear about their role within the plan; that key tasks and timeframes are identified and managed; and that strong relationships with stakeholders and funders are forged through good communication at all stages of the project.

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
  • Revenue generation 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


Getting the right message across, at the right time, through the right channels is essential to the success of your project. Through our thorough engagement process, we begin strategic communications for your project with insight and clarity.

Giblin Group are strategic specialists, offering high-level strategy, planning, guidance and advice for you. We offer integrated communication planning, media planning and management. We work with you how you want, for example we are happy to work with your communications team to roll out the plan.

Our work often involves, but is not limited to project-based communication strategies that usually have an aspect of social marketing to encourage behaviour change.

Jenni Giblin, Lawrence Yule, Bill Dalton, Rex Graham | Giblin group | relationship brokering


Having worked within central government and local government across the country, Giblin Group is uniquely placed to help bring the right people together at the right time. This skill provides unique insight and influence into your project. Relationship brokering is around bringing groups together to develop trust, understanding needs and offering solutions that increase loyalty. The parties are brought together for a reason that often relates to an underlying synergy.

Relationship brokering centres on:

  • developing collaborative partnerships
  • developing connections between government departments, local councils, iwi, and business
  • sharing specialist knowledge
  • co-ordinating activities

This collaborative approach builds strong and sustainable communities. Done well, it opens doors to investment into local communities and builds genuine partnerships between interested groups.

Capital raising for building vibrant communities | Giblin Group


Sponsorship can be one of the most powerful tools in building an organisation’s brand and the perception of them. Giblin Group has vast experience in developing sponsorship programmes and leveraging plans that work.

The challenge for many businesses is how to leverage sponsorship deals to strengthen their brand, or brand image. Giblin Group looks at ways to create engaging experiences that help to build advocacy with the target audience. Establishing plans with clearly defined objectives, goals and measurement is essential to deliver a return on investment.

There is much more to sponsorship than your name and logo up on a screen, this alone will not create any significant change with your target audience. Through leverage you can create unique supporting activities to make your sponsorship stand out and deliver genuine benefits to your business.

Sponsorship can easily link into other areas of your business, whether that’s HR or communications, or operations. Every dollar you spend on sponsorship needs to be carefully planned and executed as you would any other business decision.

Sponsorship-leveraging opportunities are often one-off. However, there is sometimes a theme that runs through them from generating sharable content to giving VIPs an exclusive experience. It’s our job to discover these points and to make the most of them. We think beyond the storytelling experience to resonate with your clients, ultimately creating a connected user experience.

“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 Chief Executive

“Giblin Group’s work on the Better Business Case process contributed to the development of a compelling piece of work. This project has created a considerable step change framework for the future of our City.”

Gary Poole - Tauranga City Council Chief Executive

“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