LINK Upper Clutha is the central government-supported, locally-driven community development scheme that is working to connect our community as it grows. For further information please visit their website HERE.
The United Nations defines community development as “A process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental, and cultural) often evolves from this grassroots action.
New Zealand is investing in regions that are ready to energise their efforts. The Alpine Community Development Trust won a three-year grant from the Department of Internal Affairs to fund a Community Development Scheme for the Upper Clutha. We are one of twelve regions awarded the grant in the 2016-2018 cycle, which will fund coordination and execution of a community development plan.