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FIND US: Nelson office contact information

The Department of Internal Affairs: Community Operations 
Level Five, Civic House 
Trafalgar Street 

  • Office visits by appointment – please call us to arrange a time
  • Freephone: 0800 824 824 
  • Email: LowerNorth&
  • Post: PO Box 4033, CHRISTCHURCH 8140

Is there an office in Nelson?

There is a Community Operations team based in Nelson, with community advisors who work with rural, marae and urban communities in Tasman, Golden Bay, Nelson and Marlborough. 

The Nelson team works closely with with the Community Operations' teams in Greymouth and Christchurch.

Are there any local grants for community organisations in Nelson?

The Nelson Community Operations team support the Lottery West Coast / Nelson / Marlborough  Community Committee and two COGS committees serving local communities and neighbourhoods:

  • Nelson Bays COGS Committee
  • Marlborough COGS Committee

The Nelson team also supports the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund. This Fund is administered by the Community Operations team based in Christchurch and is only available to not-for-profit organisations providing earthquake relief activities and services to people in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts.