Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced the Government is seeking feedback on its proposed approach to "investing for social wellbeing," and a policy for the protection and use of personal information. From May to August 2018, the Social Investment Agency (SIA) will be talking with non-government organisations (NGOs), government agencies and people who use social sector services at public hui around the country. The SIA is talking to people and organisations around New Zealand to find out what they think about:
1.The Government's proposed approach to investing for social wellbeing
2.The protection and use of personal information in the social sector Find out more >>
If you have a great idea that supports waste minimisation or reduces waste going to landfill in Auckland then we would love to hear from you! Funding criteria, application guidelines and information about previously approved grants can be found here on the Auckland Council website. Applications must be made online via SmartyGrants, and a link through to the application portal is accessible via the WMIF webpage. The April round is accepting applications requesting grants of between $250 and $5,000. A further funding round accepting applications requesting grants of up to $50,000 will be open in September 2018. >>
A new helpline has been launched to support people affected by 'sexual harm' and sexual violence.
Safe to talk - He pai ki te korero launched nationwide on 16 April 2018. The helpline provides 24/7 access to free and confidential information and support by phone, text, email or online chat. People can get advice and support from trained specialists and be connected to support services in their community. More >>
Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit's 'Taking Stock' report released
New Zealand needs to build a minimum of 2000 social houses a year to fix the situation that has left Kiwi families living in unsanitary, unsafe and unhealthy housing, The Salvation Army says.
Seeing Kiwi kids in such conditions has caused the Army to ask: how many social houses are needed to fix this? Read the report >>>
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glimp is a FREE comparison website for utilities, such as broadband, power and gas. We are on a mission of saving Kiwis time and money. In Jan 2016 we launched our first product - broadband comparison. And now we have launched power and gas, as well as credit card, comparison >>>
Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or of actual levels of risk. The reason for this is that it is our perception of safety, or lack of it, that will significantly influence our sense of wellbeing, whether we feel comfortable to move about freely, the view we hold of other community members, and the levels of participation in community life by ourselves and our families. The research work included three different elements: an overview of existing literature and reports, focus groups, and a survey – the latter two focussing on West Auckland. Considered together, a number of themes emerge. This report is the result of a partnership between Community Waitakere and Unitec and the work has been funded through the Lotteries Community Sector Research Fund. Read the report >>