About us

Who we are

Connect South was established in 1979, and has evolved continuously since then. Based in Dunedin Community House, Connect South has an ongoing relationship with 137 member organisations and over 500 local community groups.

The Board consists of seven elected members. These are currently:

John Nelson: Chairman/Treasurer
Joan Sinclair: Secretary
Barney Cooper: Member
Craig Ashton: Member
Rachel Elder: DCC appointed Member
Susan Davidson: Member
Nicola McConnell: Member
Wendy Lobb: Member

What we do

Vision:

A strong and vibrant community

Mission:

To support community groups to flourish and achieve their objectives

Objectives:

To be a valued resource for the Dunedin community by:

  • Coordinating resources, information and support that strengthens community groups and communities
  • Communicating with community groups, sharing information and creating networking and training opportunities
  • Promoting the vital role that community groups play and promoting the concerns of these groups and the communities they serve
  • Supporting through guidance, advice and collaboration
  • Providing cost effective services including mentoring, book-keeping, payroll, marketing, IT and insurance
  • Ensuring Connect South is a sustainable, charitable organisation that delivers effectively on its objectives

Annual reports

2015-2016-annual-report-final

Charity status

Dunedin Council of Social Services is a registered charity, number CC35292.