Skip to main content
Voting in the 2022 local elections is closing this Saturday 8 October at 12 noon.
More Drop off your vote before it is too late. Learn moreVoting in the 2022 local elections is closing this Saturday 8 October at 12 noon.

Te Whakamana i ngā hapori

Empowering communities

Our role in communities

The Community Empowerment Unit’s role is to broker, deliver, improve and fund community initiatives.

We provide funding, facilitate local networks, and connect people with resources and each other.

As well as working with the community, we work with all 21 local boards across Auckland to help them plan and deliver activities based on the needs and priorities of their communities.

We work with community groups to deliver projects, including:

  • supporting young people and rangatahi to be the best they can be
  • keeping communities safe and graffiti-free
  • working with communities to build engaging public spaces
  • responding to Māori aspirations
  • reducing homelessness.

Get involved

To connect with the Community Empowerment Unit, email communityempowerment@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Keeping Auckland safe and thriving

The Safety Collective Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland is a regional network of organisations formed to reduce preventable injury and death.

To find out how we will use evidence, partnerships and collaboration to reduce harm in our communities visit the Safety Collective website.

​Some of our past projects

Huapai - The Good Fruit, SH16 mural project

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

Riverside – putting community at the centre

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

Huapai – community-led placemaking

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

Manukau – keeping Auckland beautiful

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

New Lynn – safety through community empowerment

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

​Parnell – empowering Auckland's first suburb

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

​Sandringham has a new playground

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

 Related topics

 

 

Community safety and supporthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-problem/Pages/community-safety-support.aspxCommunity safety and supportLearn about how to keep safe in our community and what to do if you need support. Read about the organisations that can help you.aspxCommunity and housing
Community noticeboardshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants-community-support-housing/community-notice-boardsCommunity noticeboardsFind out how you can book one of our community noticeboards, at no cost, to advertise local services or events.aspxCommunity noticeboards
Grantshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants-community-support-housing/grantsGrantsFind regional, local and quick response grants. aspx
Graffiti vandalismhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants-community-support-housing/graffiti-vandalismGraffiti vandalismFind out how you can help minimise, prevent and remove the graffiti vandalism (tagging) and the programmes we offer to help with this community problem.aspxCommunity and housing
Community group supporthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants-community-support-housing/Pages/community-group-support.aspxCommunity group supportTypes of support we provide to community groups.aspxCommunity support
Housing supply and special housing areashttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/grants-community-support-housing/Pages/housing-supply-special-housing-areas.aspxHousing supply and special housing areasView information on Special Housing Areas in Auckland.aspxSpecial housing areas