Neighbourhood Trust was formed in 1999 as the community arm of the St Albans Baptist Church to serve the Mairehau, St Albans, and Shirley communities in Christchurch.
Our collaborative programmes, classes, and initiatives help to strengthen and create connections, provide support, and build on strengths.
Whether it is parents needing after school child care; elderly residents seeking companionship; or newcomers and migrants wanting to build new connections or improve their English – our dedicated staff and volunteers work to facilitate and build a sense of community. Ultimately, we want to give people hope for the future.
Neighbourhood Trust was actively involved in the community following the February 2011 earthquakes. We worked with the Papanui/Innes Community Board to distribute information around the St Albans, Mairehau, Shirley and Richmond areas, and hosted the Towards Recovery series. The series was held to bring community groups together to share their earthquake stories and priorities for the recovery such as home heating; transport; access to services and information; and sharing community spaces.
We also keep the Mairehau and St Albans community well informed through our quarterly publication: Neighbourhood News.
We have a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers who ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Neighbourhood Trust and its community programmes, activities, and events.
Neighbourhood Trust is governed by a Board of volunteers who meet monthly to provide strategic direction and oversee the running of the organisation. Currently, our Board members are:
Thank you to our funders for supporting Neighbourhood Trust to positively impact Mairehau and St Albans communities.
Neighbourhood Trust partners with other like-minded organisations to offer programmes, classes and events that create connections, support local people, and build on community strengths.
The North West Collective is a group of nine Christchurch community organisations that provide services and programmes to their communities. We are committed to working together to strengthen our communities and aim to be both caring and professional as we partner with our communities.