We love supporting our local community groups. We aim to enhance collaboration and cooperation between individuals and groups by arranging regular networking meetings and events. Our support of community groups also extends to providing advice and support for funding applications, business plans and community led proposals. Ensuring key community stakeholders are informed about areas of interest, including funding opportunities and Auckland Council processes, is also a core part of how we help community groups.
Takapuna North Community Trust facilitates two network forums: Takapuna North Community Network Meeting and Takapuna North Environmental Network Meeting. Both network meetings take place quarterly at the Mary Thomas Centre in Takapuna. All are welcome to attend. Attendees must RSVP to attend both network meetings by emailing email@example.com.
The Community Network Meeting allows for community groups and representatives to promote their own activities; to connect with other local groups and individuals and to network in order to build relationships and connections in the area. The meeting usually takes place on a Tuesday, 12 – 1.30pm and takes the form of a speaker presentation, followed by a round robin of introductions and then a light lunch and a chance to network. Dates of these meetings can be found on our calendar.
The Environmental Network Meeting is more informal with attendees discussing and sharing issues and ideas around environmental protection and pest free programmes. For dates of the next meeting, please see the calendar.
Support for Existing Community Groups and Associations
Takapuna North Community Trust supports community groups by providing advice and support as requested and needed. The Trust also acts as an umbrella organisation to apply for funding for events and programmes.
Previous community group projects that have been supported by the Trust include the writing of a business plan for the renovation of the old barracks heritage building at Kennedy Park; support for the placement of missing memorials to WWI soldiers along with a walking trail around the various memorial streets; support for the development of a Welcome to Sunnynook information pack for new migrants and work with Sunnynook Community Association and Lyford Bush volunteers to run a Conservation for Migrants series of workshops in Mandarin.
If you’re part of a community group who might need our help, don’t hesitate to get in touch.