About us

The Generator is an online platform and support programme designed to improve the financial situation of individuals and whānau and to strengthen communities. It backs Kiwis who are eligible for, or who hold a Community Service Card, who have enterprising ideas to increase income or reduce costs for themselves, their whānau or their community.

The Generator provides a programme of wrap-around support, an online platform, and the seed funding necessary to start an enterprising project.

The Generator seeks to build local and national networks of entrepreneurs, business supports, communities and funders using kotahitanga principles of reciprocity, mutual support and working together in unity for something bigger than any of us individually. People are invited to bring their kete of strengths, skills, knowledge, stories, resources and funding to share and exchange for the betterment of all.

Emerge Aotearoa and Vaka Tautua are the delivery partners with trusted networks of people already present in communities across Aotearoa New Zealand. Both organisations, together with the platform provider “Two Tales”: offer a supported journey from start-to-finish and have a reputation for doing the deep work necessary to meet the needs of the hardest to reach.

The National Generator team, Emerge Aotearoa and Vaka Tautua, are immensely grateful to our kaimahi whose dedication and mahi are crucial in facilitating opportunities for New Zealanders facing economic hardship and who dream of financial independence.

Kia ora rawa atu.

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