Meeting at a community centre to plan a local project
Wellington's people are the city's greatest asset. We want to build on our strengths and support Wellington to be sustainable and resilient into the future.
This means supporting the neighbourhoods, non-profit groups and community organisations that are vital to the social, cultural and economic well-being of the capital.
These resources aim to help foster the exchange of knowledge, ideas and connections and support participation in our city's communities.
The Council is a major funder of community organisations and projects.
For details on Council grants and other sources of funding, see:
There are over 20 community centres around Wellington city, offering resources, support services and activities to improve the quality of life in our communities.
Community centres, halls and other community venues can host your community events.
Parenting and community rooms
The Wellington Central Citizens Advice Bureau has opened a Whānau/parenting room and three community meeting rooms. The community rooms are available for hire via the Citizens Advice Bureau website.
Wellington libraries also offer community venues, see
The Community Directory is a user maintained list of community-based organisations and groups covering a range of activities, interests and support services:
Wellington has over 30 community gardens on Council and privately-owned land.
These gardens are run by the community, for the community. If you are interested in either joining or starting a garden project, the Council can provide funding and information.
Resources for neighbourhoods
There are lots of ways to make things happen in your neighbourhood. These resources will help you to make or maintain connections in your local community.
Resources for Neighbourhoods
Neighbours Day Aotearoa
Wellington aims to be an accessible city. For information on support and services provided by Council and others, see: