What we can do for

Community / Ko Te Iwi Whānui

We’re here to build strong New Zealand communities, providing the support to help them respond so that, together, we can develop strong, resilient New Zealand families.

How can we help?

How to find services

Family and Community Services website

Family and Community Services help families to help themselves. They can connect you to a range of services that help build strong, resilient families and healthy, confident children.

The Family Services Directory

You can search for contact details of over 6,000 family and community services using their Family Services Directory.

Community Links are places where people can get help for a range of needs by a variety of social services and agencies. These services could range from simple financial assistance through to advocacy, support, education and counselling services.

Heartland Services website

Heartland Service Centres provide access to government services and information in rural communities. They provide an opportunity to meet face to face with government agency representatives.

Support for service providers

Family and Community Services work with community organisations, supporting and coordinating services to ensure all New Zealand families and communities have access to high quality help, no matter where they live.

Work and Income website

Work and Income partner with community organisations on projects that benefit the community and the environment. They also work with job seekers to ensure they have the skills needed by local employers.

Local Services Mapping helps communities identify and measure what is important to the wellbeing of families.

Ministry of Youth Development

Ministry of Youth Development provides policies, programmes and services relating to young people.

Funding

Contract Mapping gives you easy access to information about social services that the government funds in your community.

Work and Income want to work with you to help people improve their lives and their families through participation in their community. 

Community-Based Social Services - We work with community organisations, supporting and coordinating services to ensure all New Zealand families and communities have access to high quality help, no matter where they live.

Integrated Contracts simplifes the contracting process for service providers.

Ministry of Youth Development provides policies, programmes and services relating to young people.

Results Based Accountability (RBA) provides a framework for organisations wanting to make a positive change for communities, whānau and clients.

Approvals assess and approve Ministry of Social Development service providers.