Our Research

  • We believe in order to make a difference, we need to have an understanding of the needs, issues and strengths in our communities.

    To help inform our grant making practice, from time to time we commission research. Here we share those findings with you.

    Connecting to Strengthen Community Sector Governance

    In March 2019 CSI and Rātā Foundation convened a hui with non-for-profit leaders in capacity building and funders to explore opportunities for growing community sector governance capability. This report summarising the knowledge and ideas shared at the hui, including conditions for success and priority opportunities and actions.

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    A Snapshot of the Social Services Sector in Rātā Foundation's Funding Regions

    Rātā Foundation commissioned research to gain an understanding of the current issues and future needs of the Social Services sector.

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    Rātā Foundation Arts and Heritage Sector Scan

    This report has been prepared for the Rātā Foundation by EeMun Chen and Mark Tamura from MartinJenkins (Martin, Jenkins & Associates Limited). Input and peer review has also been provided by Angela Davies and Karyn McLeod from Rātā Foundation.

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    Rātā Foundation Sport and Recreation Sector Research Report

    July 2014. This research involved undertaking an environmental scan, which focused on identification of emerging issues.

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    Rātā Foundation Environment Sector Scan

    The Rātā Foundation is working through a programme of evidence informed priority setting to focus its funding strategically in the face of increasing demand. It has commissioned this report to provide background and technical expertise for the development of funding priorities for community organisations working for the environment.

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