The Te Atatū Peninsula Community Trust was established in 2006 and continues a legacy of serving the community that dates back to the mid-1960’s.
We seek to provide direction and resources to serve its local community by seeking to meet the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and educational needs of people within that community.
Because we cannot do this on our own, we are pleased to be able to partner with a variety of providers so that together we can better serve our increasingly diverse community. For a full list of those groups and an introduction to what they do, please check out the ‘Community’ link above. As well as providing a place for many of these groups to meet, we are also exploring other ways in which we might encourage and support them as they serve the community with their own unique contribution.
The physical focal point for this work is a ‘community centre’ located on the corner of Waipani and Beach Roads. The facility is owned by The Chapel (formally known as the Te Atatu Bible Chapel) and they have entrusted the management of this facility to the the Trust so that it can be best managed and developed for the benefit of the wider community.
While some of the cost of operating the Trust is met through hire fees, the majority of the costs are met by contributions from The Chapel and a growing number of other external funders. In recent times this has included:
- Auckland Communities Foundation Grassroots Giving
- Auckland Council Environment Initiatives Fund
- COGS Waitakere (Community Organisation Grant Scheme)
- Dragon Community Trust
- Foundation North
- New Zealand Lottery Grants Board – Auckland Community
- Sir John Logan Campbell
- The Chapel – Te Atatu
- The Trusts Community Foundation
- Z Good in the Hood – Z Te Atatu
The Trust employs a Trust Operations Manager, Rochelle Doyle, to lead the trust’s operations and coordinate with the various community partners in the provision of many family focused activities. Children and their caregivers are a very big focus for the Trust. In additional to the weekly programs there are at least four larger community get together events run each year and these are well supported and appreciated by all who participate. Many other activities that the Trust supports are run by teams of volunteers. Indeed a strong contingent of volunteers is the sign of a healthy community. The Chapel are the source of many of these willing workers.