Community Projects in New Zealand

Community Transformation Partnerships

Our dream for New Zealand is to see every church actively engaging in the needs of their communities. In order to support churches and organisations who want to address a need within their community, we have established Community Transformation Partnerships.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Community Transformation Partnerships programme allows ADRA to partner with your church/organisation to provide funding and provide supporting in designing a project that helps a specific community need.

Your church/organisation will decide how you want to support your community. This can be done through a pre-designed ‘My Family’ initiative or through an ‘Innovations’ initative. You will then submit a proposal for funding which explains how you want to support your community. ADRA will then provide up to 2/3rds of the total project cost along with other forms of support. More detailed information is available in the CTP Handbook.

There are still funding opportunities available for anyone that wants to make a difference in a New Zealand community. As a Tindall Foundation local donation manager, ADRA can provide support for you to apply for funding. We would encourage you to learn more about what Tindall funding is used for, before submitting a Tindall Funding form.

Come along to one of our free community Champions workshop where we share more about what’s involved and how you can make the most impactful difference in your community. To learn about our next Champion workshop, please contact us. The next best step is to go through our application process, read more below.

Please carefully read through the funding criteria guidelines, once this has been done and a decision has been made, fill in and submit an application. For further support about the application process, please contact the team at ADRA.

Funding Criteria Guidelines
CTP Application

Further supporting documents can be found by clicking on the link below:
CTP Forms

If you’re interested in applying and would like to learn more, we would encourage you to attend one of our free champion workshops. Please contact us, to find where and when the next champion workshop is.

The Innovations Fund allow churches who want to partner with ADRA to design their own application and programme to help a specific community need. A church may identify a project concept that is outside the “My Family” initiatives. These project ideas can be submitted to the innovations Fund.

Before sending in an application, it is best to consider the needs of your community. For more questions about the Innovations Fund and to apply, please contact the friendly team at ADRA today for further advice and support.

‘My Family’ initiatives are programmes that are designed and resourced by ADRA and target specific needs. Learn more about the current ‘My Family’ initiatives available below.

My Money:

Helping people get their money sorted can be good for business and the community – and it is certainly good for families! Reducing financial stress helps people experience better relationships, less sickness (and therefore fewer days off sick) and may help people perform better at work. We also know that teaching financial literacy to parents ensures their children have a better chance of keeping their own finances under control in the future.

Welcome Baby:

The Welcome Baby programme helps vulnerable mothers by providing clothes for the first 12 months of a new baby’s life, as well as a gift pack of food or food vouchers to help new mothers eat well in the first months of motherhood, and providing them with access to parenting information. Welcome Baby is a great way to engage with young families in your community and ideal to learn other community needs that could lead to future community programmes.


Today, approximately 70% of jobs require a current driver’s license. This eliminates a huge number of opportunities for youth and those without a license. Pathways is our way of helping people get theirs and opening up more opportunities to assist them and their families.

Depression & Anxiety Recovery:

The programme provides mental health education in a comprehensive way that deals with the core issues that cause and are associated with depression and anxiety.

Parenting Course: 

There is no more influential role than that of a parent – both good and bad. In the modern world supporting and equipping parents with a ‘toolbox’ of positive approaches will ensure children that grow to make a positive impact on the world.

Be Somebody 2 Someone:

We care about young people and know that placing positive role models in a young person’s life can have a large impact on who they become as adults. In partnership with ‘Know Your Status’ Community Trust, we are offering 7 different 10 week courses designed to equip and empower young people to become positive and resilient adults. Each of the courses has a different focus that can be chosen based on the needs of your community and young people.

For further support, please contact the team at ADRA today.