Promoting community-led development (CLD) in Aotearoa.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

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Our vision is an Aotearoa where all communities are at the centre of creating and implementing change to improve their own hauora (wellbeing).

We are building a platform for successful CLD in Aotearoa at both community and system level. Meet our board, our team and our supporters.

Connection and collaboration is foundational to everything we do.

We help make things easier for communities to work in locally-led ways – together. We believe that communities know best about what works for them and what they need to create and implement change to improve their own hauora.

We share local wisdom and practice-based evidence to inform public policy and systems change.

We focus our mahi around our four hekenga (pathways); capability building, evolving knowledge, influencing change, and ensuring sustainability.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi: With your basket and my basket, we will sustain the people.


In 2023, we have supported 1623 people with coaching, mentoring, training and events.


In 2023, we presented and co-hosted at 59 events across Aotearoa.


In 2023, we hosted and attended 191 CLD influencing, collaboration, strategic relationships and joint meetings.

Community-led development principles underpin everything that we do.

Ka arahina ngā tikanga whakawhanake ā-hapori i ō tātou mahi katoa.

Inspiring Communities acknowledges Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the foundational document upon which Aotearoa New Zealand was established. Hapū Māori did not cede sovereignty when they signed Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Inspiring Communities recognises and affirms tino rangatiratanga of whānau, hapū and iwi Māori over their lands, resources, and taonga.