The Northwest Collective arose from a 2014 project funded by the Ministry of Social Development that aimed to support the development, capacity and impact of local organisations across the city. This initiative involved working with management, boards of trustees and staff both in individual organisations and in partnership across the participating organisations. The organisations also ranged in size, scope, services and activities but were united by their demonstrated ongoing commitment to the communities of the North West.
The key purpose was to support community agencies to improve their collective impact in their work in the North West. It was to meet existing identified organisational needs, identify new areas for development, develop new resources and strengthen existing resources that could be shared across all participating organisations.
Key identified shared priorities for development were:
This work was completed in August 2016 with MSD and we thank the staff who initiated this project across Christchurch.
The Northwest Collective now continues to meet monthly. We are accessing funding to support our meetings and administration of our collective and continue to reap the benefits of working collaboratively across of areas of work in the North West of Christchurch.
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together not far apart