Hobsonville Community Trust

The Hobsonville Community Trust is focussed on empowering, supporting, serving and connecting the people of Hobsonville Point and the surrounding area.

We recognise that every person, family and community has a range of emotional, physical, social, educational and spiritual needs and that it takes a whole community, working together, and operating in its strengths, to help those needs be met. We use the health & well-being model of Te Whare Tapa Wha to guide our approach as we support and serve our wider community.

We partner with a range of community providers, schools, local businesses, council and residents.

The Trust is a part of the Hobsonville Point Church Family and was founded in 2012 by three churches that chose to unite and work together in order to help meet the needs of new community developing in Hobsonville Point as well as those living in the existing surrounding area. The three churches were Lincoln Road Bible Chapel, Massey Community Church, and The Chapel.

Our staff include

  • Gavin Gunston – HCT Organisation Leader, Community Coordinator, Chaplain, Youth Work Team Leader 
  • Elliot Thorp – 24-7 Youth Worker and Youth Work Facilitator
  • Ben Cameron-Strickland – 24-7 Youth Worker
  • Gordon Summerville – Families Coordinator, Chaplain and Resident Street Initiative Facilitator

Key areas of focus currently include but are not limited to:

  • Connecting families and supporting/providing opportunities that connect the wider community right across the ages including the development of our Hobsonville Point and Scott Point Street Initatives through our partnership with Neighbourhood Support Waitakere.
  • Offering 24-7 YouthWork support to local schools and their students in and around Hobsonville Point.
  • Developing a new ‘Empower’ youth community which will focus on providng a safe place of belonging, character development and leadership empowerment
  • Management of Community Facilities (Headquarters Building and Sunderland Lounge from 1 July 2019)
  • Working closely with a range of stakeholders across Hobsonville, residents and the council to improve the sharing of information, community collaboration and advocacy
  • Chaplaincy, discipleship, and pastoral care
  • Supporting/collaborating with other local youth groups and organisations that work in our area.

If you or your business would like to get involved or financially support the work of the Hobsonville Community Trust, please don’t hesitate to contact our Community Coordinator or Chairperson.