Inspiring Communities is an organisation that catalyses locally-led change. Because this achieves sustainable, effective outcomes.

We are a team of specialists in community-led development. We use our experience and expertise to mentor, broker, train and connect communities to become even better places to live, work and invest in.

Inspiring Communities is a backbone organisation: we operate across many sectors at multiple levels. We are the reference point for community-led development in New Zealand, building on international and local practice-based evidence to grow and share expertise.

Events

Communities and Policy workshop

Created with government officials in mind, this interactive workshop will apply a community-led development approach to the public policy process.

Upcoming 2018 workshops – save the dates!

Here’s a list of our upcoming workshops. Save the dates!

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News

10 year anniversary blog series: part one

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So it’s time to reflect and celebrate! Here’s part one of a three part blog series on what we’ve learnt and what we’re thinking about going forward.

Tamariki at Mataura Primary

Mataura: a community transformed

Ten years ago, Mataura wasn’t seen as a very desirable place to live. But the last decade has seen the town go through a complete transformation.

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Latest Stories

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From the blog

10 year anniversary blog series: part one

Inspiring Communities is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. So it’s time to reflect and celebrate! Here’s part one of a three part blog series on what we’ve learnt and what we’re thinking about going forward.

Kids in park, Waitangirua, 2015

Growing a movement for child well-being

Lisa Woods, our Child Rich Communities (CRC) Lead, talks about the CRC Project and what needs to be done to secure better child well-being in Aotearoa.

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