We are an Incorporated Society working with and helping community organisations here in Whanganui.
Community House Whanganui is a base for community organisations in Whanganui located on the first and second floors of 60 Ridgway Street, Whanganui. Our office is located on the first floor of the Community House Whanganui building, Room 102. The remaining office space is available at reasonable rates for community organisations, both permanent and casual, along with shared facilities for conference, meeting and training purposes.
Our building is disabled accessible (a lift is available and disabled toilet facilities are provided).
Community House is based on the principle of collaboration.
The concept that while not-for-profit organisations are different, we are working towards the same end (a healthy, vibrant, inclusive community), and that this is better achieved by working together, sharing resources, and supporting each other.
Community House Whanganui provides the following services and support to its member groups, as well as to a host of other local and regional not-for-profit groups (educational institutions, sports teams, cultural groups, churches, interest groups etc).
ADMINISTRATION SERVICES: accounts, payroll, help with funding applications etc for not-for-profit organisations.
COM CHAT: we produce and distribute the ComChat newsletter to community organisations.
DATABASE ENQUIRIES: we hold and maintain a database of local and regional community organisations, halls for rent etc.
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: we regularly provide assistance in directing people in emergency situations to appropriate organisations, as well as answer database and other enquiries from the community.
STATIONERY SERVICES: we are also able to provide stationery and services such as photocopying, laminating and binding etc, to community organisations at reasonable rates.
RIDGWAY CONFERENCE ROOM: we have a self-service training and meeting room equipped with projector, OHP, whiteboard etc, with its own kitchen and toilet facilities. It is suitable for small and large groups (seats up to 80 theatre style or 40 at tables) and is available for hire evenings and weekends, as well as between normal business hours.
INTERVIEW/COUNSELLING ROOM: we also have for hire a smaller room ideal for interveiws or counselling.
EFTPOS MACHINE HIRE: we have an eftpos machine available for hire at reasonable rates.