The aim of this monthly meeting is to create networking opportunities, share information and increase collaboration between Kāpiti community organisations. This in turn, can help to facilitate support and a combined response to identified community needs and projects in the area.
Meetings take place on the second Monday of the Month 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The location of these meetings rotates between Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae and Ōtaki and is hosted by different community organisations in the area. Alternating the location provides for more community representation throughout the Kāpiti area and allows different community groups to introduce others to their organisation.
If you would like to be added to this Network group please contact us
This three year project is a collaboration between Volunteer Kāpiti and Kāpiti Impact Trust, supported by the Kāpiti Coast District Council social investment funding. The aim of the project is to support the growth of a stronger and more resilient Kāpiti community sector. Through understanding our sector and working together as a community we can build a thriving community sector that addresses local needs and aspirations.
In the first year, work was undertaken to understand our community sector. This resulted in Snapshot 1.0: a survey of 60 Kāpiti organisations and focus group discussions with 15 organisations. It is our first look at our community’s challenges, strengths, and common ground. Snapshot 1.0 is a tool to ignite discussion and further our development and identity as a community sector. We continue to share the results of Snapshot 1.0 through workshops, newsletters and local forums.
Read our full Snapshot Report:
There are a number of other activities that are part of this collaborative project: this includes training/mentoring for community sector groups, connection and networking across the district, iwi engagement, learning from other community collaboration models and the development of a sector strategic vision and action plan. More information about the Capable Sector Project here*