We are an umbrella organisation for local community networks. Our membership includes not-for-profit and voluntary social service organisations all over the country.

We’re committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and are guided by our membership.

Our goal

Our goal is to empower and strengthen the community sector by supporting community networks across Aotearoa.

What we do

Community Networks Aotearoa:

  • Provides advice and support to members
  • Connects community networks nationally
  • Uses our collective voice to advocate for policy change and raise awareness of issues affecting the community sector

Why we’re here

The community sector is an essential part of a healthy thriving society. From housing and health to emergency support and everything in-between, the community sector plays a critical role in individual family, whānau and community wellbeing.

By supporting community networks across the country, we’re helping to strengthen the community sector. We support community networks by providing:

  • Regular briefings on key events and the community sector
  • Personalised organisational advice and support
  • A platform for a collective voice on matters affecting the community sector
  • Opportunities to connect with other community networks across Aotearoa

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