Our partners

We're working with a range of organisations to prototype reusable and scalable tools, templates and guidance for social investment.

Many of the organisations we’re working with are driving exciting innovations in how services are delivered; our approach is to support these innovations, trialling and testing new ways for government, NGOs and other stakeholders to work together on the most pressing social issues.

Methodist Mission Southern

Methodist Mission Southern(external link) is a registered Charitable Organisation which reports to and participates in the work of Methodist Mission Aotearoa. MMA is the standing committee on social services of the Methodist Church of NZ, which in turn supports and funds the Methodist Church Public Questions Network.

Mission staff take responsibility for their work and their contribution to Change That Works by:

  • Exceeding the client’s, the Mission’s and the funders’ targets
  • Focussing on the client’s experience of success
  • Supporting each other with good ideas, critical listening, positive attitudes and respect
  • Taking responsibility for their work
  • Setting higher standards each year.

Their services:

They’re also providing youth transitional housing.

Presbyterian Support Northern

Presbyterian Support Northern(external link) are a charitable social services provider that’s brought practical, compassionate support to New Zealanders and their communities for more than 130 years. 

With close to 900 staff in 25 service centres, they work with communities right across the upper North Island, from Turangi to Whangarei.

They partner with Presbyterian parishes, schools and other groups to find ways to enhance the lives of individuals and whole communities, regardless of age, race, or belief.

Their services:

Te Tihi

Te Tihi(external link) is an Alliance of nine Iwi, Hapū, and Māori organisations who work collectively to deliver whānau-centred services based on the Te Ara Whānau Ora process.

Te Tihi utilises the Collective Impact approach based on the belief that no single intervention or entity can solve the increasingly complex problems that we as a people face.

The approach calls for multiple entities from different sectors to abandon their own agenda in favour of a common agenda, shared measurement and alignment of effort.

Family Help Trust

Family Help Trust(external link) operates child abuse-prevention services for high-risk families in Christchurch, New Zealand.  They confront the causes of family dysfunction and provide client families with the skills they need to improve their lives, and those of their children. Their early intervention services are intensive, long-term, family based and child focused.

 Their services:

Wise Group

The Wise Group(external link) is a family of community organisations sharing a common purpose: to create fresh possibilities and services for the wellbeing of people, organisations and communities.

Their work spans health & wellbeing services, education, training, workforce development, research, information services, software development, employment and business support services.

Their family:

The Southern Initiative

The Southern Initiative(external link) is a major place-based regeneration programme established in the Auckland Plan(external link). It covers the local board areas of Mangere-Te Atahuhu, Otara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura.

TSI is attracting a high level of interest and investment from central government, community, business and philanthropy groups. TSI has become Auckland's go-to community and social innovation centre, developing a practice that empowers the community to thrive.

Almost 20 per cent of Auckland's population lives in the area covered by TSI. The population is youthful, primarily Pasifika and Māori, and abundant in assets, talent, creativity and opportunity. It also faces complex social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges.

The Southern Initiative aims to create, foster and support innovative social change by:

  • identifying local change makers
  • brokering relationships
  • procuring assets and services strategically
  • encouraging social enterprise
  • building community and individual capability
  • creating and supporting networks
  • supporting and amplifying community-driven initiatives.

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