Report shows scale of funding gap for social service providers

2 September 2019 - SSPA has today released an independent study into the gap between what the social service sector is funded to deliver and what it in fact delivers.  The study by MartinJenkins found the government is underfunding social service providers delivering services that are essential to the wellbeing of New Zealand children, families, whānau and communities by an estimated $630 million a year.  SSPA is calling on the government to take serious steps in Budget 2020 to close the funding gap, and to commit to working with social service providers and the philanthropic sector on the longer term issues that are identified, to achieve an effective and sustainable funding model that ensures the wellbeing of all New Zealanders. 

Read the full report here.