E whakatūturu nei kia noho manawaroa ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa, ā, kia noho ki ngā hapori manaaki, tautoko anō hoki Ensuring New Zealanders are resilient and live in inclusive and supportive communities

We recognise the diversity of the people, whānau, families and communities we serve, and we are committed to improving their wellbeing. We support communities to be inclusive, supportive and free from violence. We want people who have experienced harm or do not feel safe to know that help is available and to understand where they can get it.

Ngā tau matua The key numbers

In 2020/21 we provided $258.5 million in funding to community groups and non-government organisations to provide services to people, whānau, families, community and iwi. This investment recognises that some community services are more appropriately delivered in the community than directly by central government. Total funding we provided was $131.7 million (96 percent) higher than in 2019/20.

We held approximately 2,000 contracts with organisations, and we estimate that about 102,000 New Zealanders received help as a result of these contracts.

Three units within MSD support Ministers to advocate for population groups in Aotearoa.

The Office for Disability Issues Te Tari Mō Ngā Take Hauā works on behalf of the 24 percent of people in New Zealand who have a disability, and is the focal point in government on disability issues

The Office for Seniors Te Tari Kaumātua promotes the interests of New Zealanders aged 65 and over, and provides information to seniors and to the Government about the issues and concerns of older people

The Ministry of Youth Development Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi encourages and supports young people between 12 and 24 years of age to develop and use knowledge, skills and experiences to participate confidently in their communities.