Identified areas of focus for 2020/21:

- Youth engagement and development

- Housing

- Community connection and cohesion

- Responding to local trends and opportunities

These areas of priority are to be reviewed biannually, and are subject to change with the agreement of COLAB.

CURRENT INITIATIVES

HOUSING

  • Establishment of the Te Puke Housing solutions and brokerage service
  • Te Puke / Maketu based housing assessment and strategy
  • Housing related workshops and educative programmes

 
 

COMMUNITY CONNECTION & COHESION

  • Supporting training and development opportunites - Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Community Led Development workshop in collaboration with Inspiring Communities, Te Reo Maori classes (training in partnership ¬†with Toi Ohomai), Women's computer literacy course, food sustainability
  • Supporting community celebrations World Fest, Xmas In The Park, Matatriki

RESPONDING TO LOCAL TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES

Initiatives for 2021

  • Community Wellbeing and Resilience Project
  • Food Security Programme
  • Youth Development Project
  • Community Led Development Programme
  • Local Volunteering Solutions