Community-led development helps build strong, self-sustaining, local communities.

Inspiring Communities has been active since 2008 linking-up and supporting people and groups keen to tap into the capacities of communities to make a positive difference in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


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What is Community Led Development?

“Working together to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals.”

  • All sectors working together
  • Growing local leadership and ownership of change
  • Addressing opportunities & issues in new ways
  • Shared resources and learning

How Inspiring Communities helps

We support Community-led Development throughout New Zealand.

  • Share stories of communities making a difference
  • Link people and places for mutual support
  • Host training events to deepen and spread expertise
  • Harvest learning and grow the knowledge base  through research and analysis