Advisory Services

At Inspiring Communities, we offer tailored consulting services for your field, whether you’re a community member, working in the public sector or an independent. We understand that different groups and organisations require different approaches and so we offer bespoke solutions. We can work with you to enable CLD approaches that create positive outcomes.

What is Community-led development?

It’s a way of working together in place to create and achieve locally owned visions and goals. CLD provides a framework for acting on what matters locally in ways that empower people to work collaboratively with one another, and with other groups, organisations and the public sector to create community action and change. Based on five core principles, CLD has a place-based approach.

  • Shared local visions drive action and change
  • Using existing strengths and assets
  • Many people, groups and sectors working together
  • Building diverse and collaborative local leadership
  • Working adaptively, learning informs planning and action
Place Based Diagram

For Public Sector

Inspiring Communities has worked alongside a variety of central and local agencies, including the Department of Internal Affairs, Sports New Zealand and the Auckland City Council. We use all manner of tools to support effective CLD practice. We run training programmes and workshops and we mentor and work closely with agencies to support CLD approaches within your work. We understand diversity. We can tailor support to meet your needs.

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For Community Organisations

Inspiring Communities works with many diverse community organisations. We have worked in the areas of sport, disaster management, refugee resettlement and youth employment, amongst others. We’ve worked closely with the NZ Red Cross, Mangakino Community-led Development Project, Te Ora Hou Whanganui, Fab Feathy CLD Group and the Todd Foundation. We support organisations through light touch support, facilitation, leadership development, mentoring, workshops and training opportunities.

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