From education and health, to housing and a community garden,
Ko Te Tuara Totara O Fordlands has been growing their services
with the aim of becoming a one-stop shop that caters to the
needs of the Fordlands community.
A $40,000 grant from Rotorua Trust went towards the
organisation’s operating costs and wages, meaning core staff
could focus on developing new services to help reduce the
effects of poverty in the community.
“There are so many issues stemming from poverty andAna Philips, Fordlands Community Centre Manager
many of our children are suffering, so the real driver for
us is creating a safe community our children can thrive in
and making a difference in people’s lives. The support from
Rotorua Trust has allowed us to grow our services so we can
become a one-stop-shop for our families in need.”