Community Research

Our work is supported by robust research

Every year, the Catalytic Foundation conducts robust research in communities throughout Aotearoa to identify what our communities need to thrive. 

Our research looks at:

  • What charities need, based on the needs they are seeing in their community
  • How people are using community services
  • How the Catalytic Foundation and our supporters can help

In 2023, we collected 208 responses from 199 individual community organisations. The results were eye-opening, with a massive 98% of charities saying they are seeing an increase in demand for their services. This is a big jump on previous years and shows the community-level impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

The results from this annual survey provide vital guidance for the Catalytic Foundation's work.
View the results of the Catalytic Foundation's 2023 survey here.