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Community Investment Strategy
The Ministry of Social Development invests over $300 million in community-based social services each year.
The Community Investment Strategy was launched in June 2015 and helps ensure that these services are targeted at the right people and the right communities, based on evidence of what works.
Community Investment Update
Community Investment Update is the Ministry of Social Development’s bi-monthly newsletter for Ministry-funded providers. It contains funding and contracting news and stories from across the Ministry and from our community partners throughout New Zealand.
Funding and contracting
Community Investment funds over 600 organisations to provide services that support families and strengthen communities.
MSD Approvals (previously CYF Approvals) ensures MSD providers are capable of delivering high quality services for people who access them. MSD Approvals reviews all MSD providers against a set of Standards for Approval.