EMBRACING, EQUIPPING and EMPOWERING our COMMUNITY

FREE:  FINANCIAL MENTORING  //  MONEY COURSES  //  COMMUNITY GATHERINGS

Compassion Trust is a charitable trust serving families and individuals living in the Christchurch Eastern suburbs—New Brighton, Parklands, Aranui as well as the Philipstown, Linwood and Woolston areas and we offer one on one mentoring to support those who are experiencing financial difficulty.

We provide financial mentoring (budgeting), goal setting, debt management, assist with advocacy, KiwiSaver hardship, insolvency, run money management courses as well meeting community needs in practical ways through community gatherings.

FINANCIAL MENTORING

We’ll help you with a financial plan, goal setting, strengths, debt, insolvency or advocacy

CAP MONEY COURSE

Learn how to budget, reduce debt, save and manage your money on this short effective course

COMMUNITY CARE

We hold various regular gatherings serving those in need in our community

WHAT’S ON – FREE COURSES

CAP MONEY COURSE 

Course Runs for 3 Evenings
Next Course – Tuesday 17th Sept, 1st & 8th October 7-9pm
Held at 150 Ferry Rd, Christchurch

Do you want to learn some life changing tools to enable you to save for a house, car, and holiday or reduce debt? The course deals with the stress money causes and looks at the traits needed to succeed in your life with your finances.

For more information contact us at: office@compassiontrust.org.nz
or call us on 379 2329.

 

Learning Financial Independence

MONEY MATES  COURSE

Course Runs over 4 Fridays
10am – 11.30am (including morning tea)
Next Course – 18th, 25th October, 1st, 8th November
Held at 111 Seaview Road, New Brighton

Whether you are single, have a partner or have 5 children, 3 cats and a dog – If you want to learn how to successfully come up with and stick to a budget as well as get on top of any debt, come and join one of our Money Mates short courses. They’re fun, free and aimed at teaching you practical steps to take charge of your finances and plan for the future.

For more information or to register contact us on 379 2329 or office@compassiontrust.org.nz

FREE FINANCIAL MENTORING

Our teams are here to offer FREE mentoring with managing your money – financial mentoring, debt management and goal setting, as well as assist with advocacy, KiwiSaver hardships or insolvency.

We provide one-on-one mentoring and training to address financial issues and debt, and bring clarity and understanding of a weekly financial plan.

Managing money is a challenging task, especially for those on limited or insufficient incomes – and they are the ones it matters to the most. That’s when a bit of know-how and training makes all the difference, which is where we come in.

By journeying through with our clients, we can address the issues of hardship holistically, helping to break the hardship and poverty cycle and empower our following generations.

SERVING COMMUNITY

Serving the local communities by reaching out to meet immediate practical needs is another passion of ours. City ‘street kitchens’, BBQs and community events offering food and friendship are a regular way we do this.

We are not a food bank, but seek to assist and empower those facing difficulties that leave them short of food. We work with them to ensure that this is not an on-going issue.

“Thank you for your encouragement and support and generosity over the last few months.  Your advice has resulted in huge positive changes in our lives.”

– Budgeting Client

“So glad to hear the advisor has been in the same situation and good to talk over issues, be listened to, talked out loud with sensible advise. Very kind and knowledgeable.”

– Budgeting Client

“”When I rang I didn’t really know why, but I got a whole lot of extra energy just from speaking with your staff.  I am very grateful for your time and support.  I’m feeling incredibly anxious and tired, but I know we can do this, and it must be going to get better.”.”

– Budgeting Client

MAKING A DIFFERENCE…

Year upon year our team work one-on-one with approximately 300 clients in our local community.

Over this last financial year:
  • 363 of our clients have received ongoing assistance. Our statistics show that clients who work with us long term have a greater chance of becoming debt free.
  • The average debt of our client is approximately $16,163.70
  • Total Loan debt owed to Finance Companies is $1,065,113.60
  • Total client debt in our local area this last year has been $5,867,422.40

Through our assistance our clients have been able to stabilize and improve their financial positions, many reducing their debt or even becoming debt free. It is vital for us to build strong relationships and be there with them for the long term.

CLIENTS

$ AVERAGE DEBT

$ LOAN DEBT

$ TOTAL CLIENT DEBT

HELP US make a difference…

A community organization like ours needs good infrastructure, resources and staff to be effective – and that comes at a cost. Would you like to consider partnering with us by becoming “A Friend of Compassion Trust”?

We welcome all financial donations whether it is weekly, fortnightly or monthly, or you may wish to support the Trust by choosing a specific food item to add to our food parcels.

Find out more about how you can help