Kia ora! Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey into LGBTI/Rainbow Philanthropy (a fancy name for funding) in Aotearoa.
This survey is being conducted by the Rule Foundation and Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust. To read more information about this project, go here: https://rulefoundation.nz/2019/08/25/research-into-funding-for-aotearoas-rainbow-communities/
The survey is open now and responses are being accepted until Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
A note on language
Throughout this survey, we will refer to ‘Rainbow’ to mean communities or identities which exist along the continuums of sexuality, sex characteristics, gender identity and gender expression. Typically the acronym LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) is used in many areas and may be more readily identifyable to some people. We intend this survey to be as widely inclusive as possible, including but not limited to many words that people may choose to use about themselves, such as: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Demisexual, Queer, Transgender, Trans, Transsexual, Gender Diverse, Non Binary, Intersex, Takatāpui, Whakawahine, Tāhine, Vakasalewalewa, Fakaleiti, Tangata Ira Tane, Tóngzhì, Mahu, Palopa, Fa’afafine, Akavaine, Fakafifine, Questioning, Asexual, Agender, Genderqueer, and Genderfluid.
Purpose and outcomes of this survey
The purpose of this survey is to gain an understanding of how much funding is going into Rainbow community organisations and other Rainbow projects in Aotearoa, and where the funding is coming from. It is intended to be a starting point for a conversation about how Rainbow communities can be sustainably funded, and provide an evidence base for those making decisions about funding Rainbow communities. The survey was inspired by similar ones undertaken by the Global Philanthropy Project and The Channel (Australia).
On closure of the survey, the responses will be collated and combined with other publicly available information (e.g. annual returns available on the Charities Services website) to produce a report. The report will be published and available online and in print. All those who participate in the survey will receive a copy of the report via email.
Except where permission is explicitly obtained, no identifying information about people or organisations will be published in the final report.
Who can participate?
We are inviting organisations who has given or received funds for a charitable or public good purpose that specifically targets Rainbow populations to complete the survey. This includes community groups (incorporated and unincorporated), service providers, funders large and small and government agencies.
We are not asking individuals who have received scholarships to complete the survey, or individuals or groups (e.g. a Rainbow network in a workplace) who have made personal donations or fundraised.
If you are unsure about participating for any reason please feel free to contact us.
What are we asking?
We are specifically asking about funds given or received from mid-2015 through to mid-2019, aiming to align four years of Financial years information. (This is explained more in depth later on). There are also some qualitative/narrative questions we ask.
A quick thank you to Philanthropy New Zealand, Global Philanthropy Project, reFrame and The Giving Circle for advising the development of this initiative.