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.

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I’ve been thinking …..

About Building Connections – a blog from Inspiring Communities’ Megan Courtney During the summer break we headed back up to Auckland and took the opportunity to drive around some of our much loved stomping ground out West. In the 5 years we’ve been gone, new roads, malls and houses have all appeared, with new communities… Read more »

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