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How do we become a Community-led Development Programme partner?

The Community-led Development Programme is currently being extended to include two new communities.

The regions that will be open for requests for partnership are:

  • Otago/Southland
  • Wellington
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Waikato
  • Northland
  • Auckland

Communities and hapū interested in expressing their interest as programme partners should contact the local office or email with an expression of interest.  

To be considered, your community or hapū will already have or be developing a shared vision and way of working that involves all the community or hapū and a genuine commitment to the community-led development principles.

We plan to have up to eighteen communities and hapū as Community-Led Development Programme partners at any one time. Programme partners will be selected based on programme capacity and the interest in these partnership opportunities.


What are the important dates for the Community-Led Development Programme?

The important dates for the Community-led Development Programme (CLDP) for 2018/19 are listed below.  


CLDP Deliverable

6 March 2019

Expression of Interest - What is needed for an Expression of Interest is outlined here.  To make an Expression of Interest please contact the regional office closest to you or email The regional offices are listed here

17 April 2019

Close off date for Request for Partnership for the 2018/19 partnership phase. The details about what a Request for Partnership are outlined here.

15 May 2019

Assessment of Request for Partnership completed

6 June 2019

Crown Panel meeting

22 June 2019

Communities notified and partnership discussions commenced with those communities.  What this means is outlined here.