Community and voluntary organisations are vital for people’s well-being and provide critical services including helping people feel connected with their communities. A thriving community and voluntary sector can be an engine for social learning and innovation, which are both vital for community resilience. The sector also helps make the idea of community self-government, of democracy, real.
Given long-standing questions about the support the voluntary and community sector receives from the Government, Trust Democracy collaborated with Hui E! Community Aotearoa, ComVoices, Sue Barker Charities Law and the Todd Foundation to organise a webinar so that representatives from all the main political parties would have an opportunity to hear from sector people as well as outline their party policies.