Community Projects

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.

If you’re already involved in a CTP project and are wanting resources and support from ADRA, please click the button below:

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Understanding CTP

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

An ‘Innovations’ initiative allows you to create a community project, for example you could have a project where you provide dinner to vulnerable members of your community once a week. 

A ‘My Family’ initiative is a pre-designed programme for you to run in your community. Each option is listed below: 


  • Toolbox parenting group: A course designed to help parents in your community be the best parents they can be.
  • Pasifika Parenting: Catered specifically to pasifika communities, a course about parenting.
  • Welcome Baby: A clothing library to provide baby clothes and other newborn essentials to new mums in need of support.
  • My Money: A family budgeting course that helps people learn good financial skills.
  • Pathways: A Community Driving programme that helps people get their drivers license. 
  • Depression and Anxiety Recovery Programme: a programme designed to help people who are struggling with depression and/or anxiety. 
  • Invictus: A Youth Mentoring programme designed to help youth grow into resilient adults,

Before deciding on a project, consider the real needs of your community and the strengths and capacity of your church volunteers who will be helping to run the project.

Our funding works through a partnership model. ADRA, the local conference and the local church will make an equal financial investment, with ADRA being the administrator and providing the main support for initiative implementation. For example, if your project costs $9,000, the local church, ADRA, and the local conference will provide $3,000 each. ADRA and the local conference portion will be provided once your application is approved.

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.

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.

Available Projects

We have a range of ready-made projects you can apply for. 

Are you ready to give your health and happiness a boost?

The Live More Project brings together scientifically-proven strategies from Neuroscience, Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine into a fun, experiential and life-enhancing program helping people improve their health, happiness and wellbeing around the world.

How does it work?

More than 15 years in the making, the Live More Project is changing lives around the world. Participate with a group (in person or online) and journey together, which is an important aspect of the program’s success.

Once a week you will watch a short presentation that outlines your activities for the week and the science behind them. You can connect to the program, and to your fellow group members, on any web-enabled digital device.

Throughout the week, perform daily challenges which you log in your digital journal and share with your group. This enables you to learn from each other as you share and discuss your challenges.

Before and after the ten week program, you will complete the 7 Dimensions of Wellness questionnaire, which maps your wellness indicators through the programme. On completion, you will be able to objectively qualify any improvements in health and happiness.

What’s in the programme?

  • Your Limbo Is Listening

  • Motion Creates Emotion

  • Blue & Green Should Often Be Seen

  • Together Feels Better

  • Feelings Follow Your Focus

  • Food Feeds Your Mood

  • Rest To Feel Your Best

  • Stress Less

  • Giving Is Living

  • What Does It Take To Flourish?

Below are the available options you can offer your community through a Sorted CTP programme:

CTP in Action

Our amazing community champions are making a real difference in the lives of others. Check out some of the stories from our projects below:

Still have questions?

We’re here to help! You can get in contact with ADRA by calling 0800 499 911, or emailing [email protected] at any time.

Apply Now

Before applying, we would encourage you to thoroughly think through your communities needs and your churches volunteer and resource capacity to ensure you are best meeting the needs of others. We have a handbook and other resources available for you to view to help guide you through the application process. 

When you’re ready, download the application form, fill it in and send it through to our programme manager, Sally Lavea: [email protected]

After submitting your details, an ADRA team rep will be in touch with you about your next steps. Thanks for applying!

Champion Resources

We have a range of resources available to help you as a Champion in your community! If there is anything you need specifically, please feel free to fill in our contact form below.

Application Resources

In 2021 we hosted our first Champions Conference in partnership with NZPUC. We have a range of resources and videos from the conference we have available to share. View and download by clicking the button below.

Monthly Zoom Meetings

Each month our Champions network meets over Zoom to share, encourage one another and learn how to best serve their communities. Contact [email protected] for the invite link and check out the videos available below.

Further Support

For any further questions or support, please fill in the contact form below and an ADRA team member will be in touch with you.

Funding Partners

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing partners and funders. A big thank you to the following organisations: