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General information

    Community-led development

    Background information about Community-led development:

    Sustainability in Community Organisations

    This Literature Review summarises a sample of peer reviewed New Zealand and international research literature. It was completed in February 2011 to provide information about the elements of sustainability in community organisation and how sustainability can be best supported by communities and government. The findings of the literature review will be used by the Department to inform its work with communities.

    Community Access to Digital Technologies

    This Literature Review summarises a sample of peer reviewed New Zealand and international research literature. The review was completed in February 2011 and summarises what is known about the factors contributing to community access to, and use of, digital technologies. The findings of the literature review will be used by the Department to inform future policy work and the monitoring of digital funding to communities. * This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe website.

Community Matters magazine


The Department of Internal Affairs publishes a quarterly periodical, Community Matters, with features about the Department's community funding work and the community groups it supports:

Other Publications


A Framework for Developing Sustainable Communities - Discussion Paper (204k)*
This framework on building strong, sustainable communities has been developed in discussion with officials of the Department of Internal Affairs (Community Development Group Policy Team), Ministry of Social Development (Community Policy Unit), Child Youth and Family, and the Community Employment Group. It is based on the experiences of New Zealand communities and community workers, as well as published research. It has been the subject of consultation and comment from a range of government agencies.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

A Framework for Developing Sustainable Communities - Powerpoint Summary (275k)*
Powerpoint summary of the contents of discussion paper above.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Community Development Resource Kit
The Community Development Resource Kit is a comprehensive tool kit for community workers and other people working alongside community organisations. It covers the processes and information needed to set up and run community projects and groups. This infomation was updated on 17 October 2006 and is now permanently located on the CommunityNet Aotearoa website at: http://www.community.net.nz/resources/community-resource-kit/contents-of-the-community-resource-kit/

Community Based Youth Development Fund - Evaluation Report 2002 (304k)*
In 1998 the Department of Intenal Affairs established seven youth projects funded by the Community Based Youth Development Fund (CBYDF). The CBYDF was developed as part of New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention Startegy. This Evaluation of Youth Development Projects was released in April 2002.
*This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.

Community Internship Programme - Evaluation Report 2002 (99k)*
The Community Internship Programme provides grants for the placement of experienced people from the public, private or community sectors, on six-month internships with host community organisations. This report is the result of an evaluation survey of the twenty internships funded in the 2001 year. There are five additional appendices. To access appendices click on the links below:
  • Appendix 1 (182k): A description of the host organisations, interns, home organisations and internship projects.
  • Appendix 2 (16k): Interviews guides for interns and host and home organisations.
  • Appendix 3 (25k): Community Internship Programme questionnaire.
  • Appendix 4 (40k): Social Audit - Independent verifier’s report.
  • Appendix 5 (20k): How respondents heard about the Community Internship Programme.
    *This document is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.