Identified as a Key Local Project the Christchurch City Council kindly bestowed monies from their project funds for the Rowley Resource Centre Incorporated Society to purchase our own building. So we are now a privileged community group with the responsibility of owning our own premises in the heart of the Rowley/Hoon Hay community.
We provide a range of services from supporting families through the use of a Community Advisor to assist with resourcing and supporting, through to the free use of phone, computers & internet access, photocopier and scanner.
We are a Centre where you can just come in relax, read the paper, have a chat and grab yourself a cup of tea or coffee and meet others. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who support us in a variety of ways, from the beautiful work in the garden or in the kitchen through to the Volunteer Tutors.
We have a range of courses available and provide cheap vegetables through the Vege Co-op that is a volunteer community initiative established throughout Christchurch.

The Rowley Resource Centre is an Incorporated Society governed by a Board who employ four permanent part-time staff members - a Manager, Communication Support Advisor, Community Focus Advisor and a Financial Administrator.

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The aims of the centre are to:

  • To provide community education, learning programmes and educational resources focused on community participation.
  • Identify and initiate responses to community needs, local issues and local community development initiatives
  • Provide a welcoming safe, secure and accessible venue with appropriately trained support people.
  • Continually develop ways of promoting and enhancing a sense of community
  • To work towards the health, happiness, self-reliance, self-confidence, dignity and independence of those in the local community foster and promote acceptance of all culture in the community.

The Rowley Resource Centre operates because of funding from a number of different community organizations. All funding has to be applied for, and the operation of the centre and activities offered are dependent on this funding.

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