Strengthening Community Together


SCT is connecting people who need help, with people who can provide hope through bringing volunteers and communities together. We are striving to be a resource for authentic service in and to the surrounding community, by working to strengthen the lives of individuals and families through education, counselling and support services. Shore Community Trust is working in connection to Shore Community Church.

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24-7 Youthwork is a national organisation that facilitates partnerships between schools and churches to jointly fund part-time youth-workers in schools. SCT currently has two youth workers in Albany Junior High School who work alongside students to enhance personal well-being and promote heathy decision-making and life skills.

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Rhythm & Groove

Rhythm & Groove is a music and movement programme for under 5s and their parents or guardians.

It held at the Albany Community Hub Te Pokapū ā-Hapori o Ōkahukura. 575A Albany Highway, Albany.

Every Wednesday during school terms from 9:30am – 11:00am. It’s free, but if you can donate a gold coin we would appreciate it, if not that’s ok we still want you to come.

Mauela is the leader along with her team. If you would like to know more about the programme please get in touch with her at


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Relief Fund

Our Relief Fund is for anyone with a financial need. Often we know of people who are doing it tough. Maybe someone you know has lost a job, their family is in crisis, they have a family member in hospital or they’ve had an emergency come up. Whatever the reason we want to help!

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CAP Money

With nearly half of all Kiwis living without a budget, the CAP Money course is a fantastic tool that equips people with essential money management skills. At its core, the CAP Money course helps people put money in its rightful place in their lives—it gives a budget, a framework to live within, and sound principles that will help them wisely manage their money.

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Get Involved

The reality is that not everyone has the flexibility to give financially to the work of the trust. But perhaps you have the flexibility to give of your time. We would love for you to consider how you might serve with us as we serve the community. Please contact us for more information about how you can get involved.