Karori Community Centre

Community Organisation

Karori Community Centre
7 Beauchamp Street
Karori
Wellington 6012
159 days ago

Karori Event Centre - We've got it open!!

Heather Baldwin from Karori Community Centre

KARORI EVENT CENTRE - WE’VE GOT IT OPEN!
It’s an exciting day for the Karori Community Hall Trust with Wellington City Council agreeing to fund the completion of the Karori Event Centre. It is hoped to be open early next year.

This is the result of many months of negotiation between WCC, … View more
KARORI EVENT CENTRE - WE’VE GOT IT OPEN!
It’s an exciting day for the Karori Community Hall Trust with Wellington City Council agreeing to fund the completion of the Karori Event Centre. It is hoped to be open early next year.

This is the result of many months of negotiation between WCC, the Trust, Karori Community Centre and Footnote NZ Dance. This has, of course, required compromises to be made by all.
The proposal includes:
a. The Karori Event Centre Fitout completed and the hall opened to the public (by the beginning of 2021);
b. The Trust gifting the building to the Council for community purposes (in consideration for which the Council will fund the fitout and ongoing operational costs);
c. Securing Footnote as a not-for-profit anchor tenant of the hall, who would use space between 9 am - 5.30 pm weekdays (off peak time for community use) for 32 weeks a year; and
d. The hall remains available for community use at peak times (evenings and weekends) plus a further 20 full weeks of the year.
e. The Trust will continue to be interested in the building, and their future role will include supporting the building and its operation with fundraising and providing community input with regards to its future use for example.

This is the culmination of over 15 years of campaigning by Karori residents for a replacement community hall. In 2007 WCC leased land to the newly established Karori Community Hall Trust. Fundraising started
in 2011 (although stalled by the Christchurch earthquake).

By 2017 the Trust had raised $2.8M. This was made up of $800,000 from the community, $600,000 from local philanthropic organisations,
$500,000 from Lotteries, and a $610,000 advance from WCC for the future sale of the St John’s site (a previous community asset) and a $310,000 grant. This meant there were enough funds to complete the base build although a number of grants were due to expire. The Trust decided to go ahead and a secure, weather tight building shell was
completed in January 2018, under budget.
 
The Trust then continued fundraising to complete the Fitout. Phase One of the fitout started in October 2019 and included the kitchen, back and front of house toilets and meeting room, with a budget of $170,000. Work was interrupted by the Covid19 Lockdown but is only one week away from being finished and will also be under budget.

Until the remaining Phase Two Fitout is accomplished (which includes flooring, suspended ceilings, lighting, electrics, ventilation, acoustic linings and insulation) the hall is not able to be used by the
public.

While the Trust were still receiving donations and grants, the final sum for Phase Two is needed as an entirety. Fundraising sums have become smaller and many funders have already made considerable donations. At the rate it would take some years to raise the $1.2m required.
The Trust is also incurring $30,000 per year in costs (insurance and maintenance).

The Trust submitted a request for support to the 2019 WCC Annual plan and councillors agreed to work with the Trust to find a solution to getting the building completed. Towards the end of last year Footnote was identified as an interested party and this proposal was developed to enable the building to be finished.
‘The Trust is immensely pleased with this outcome,’ says Trust Chair, Lee Wilson. ‘The hard work by the trustees and advisors, community support and partnering with Council and Footnote will see
an amazing Event Centre in Karori, bringing more resilience and vitality to the Western Suburbs.’

331 days ago

TREASURER NEEDED - help make Karori a great place to live

Heather Baldwin from Karori Community Centre

Karori Community Centre needs someone with accounting skills to join our lively Board as a volunteer treasurer (5 hrs/month). Staff & volunteers manage the day to day financial processes so the role involves overseeing finances, producing monthly & end of year statements &reports … View moreKarori Community Centre needs someone with accounting skills to join our lively Board as a volunteer treasurer (5 hrs/month). Staff & volunteers manage the day to day financial processes so the role involves overseeing finances, producing monthly & end of year statements &reports &advising on the financial position.

If you have some spare time to put into supporting our community – we'd love to hear from you. This would suit an accountant with enthusiasm, knowledge of Xero an advantage. Please contact chair@karoricommunitycentre.org.nz (Heather) with a few sentences introducing yourself and any questions. A brief role description is available.

581 days ago

Do you have skills in Governance/finance/HR/Constitution Review? Karori Community Centre needs you now!!

Heather Baldwin from Karori Community Centre

Do you have skills in …
Governance/Finance/HR/Constitution Review?

Karori Community Centre needs your help.



We need great volunteers to join our management committee (Board) and/or to help out with events, administration and one-off activities. If you have some spare time to put into … View more
Do you have skills in …
Governance/Finance/HR/Constitution Review?

Karori Community Centre needs your help.



We need great volunteers to join our management committee (Board) and/or to help out with events, administration and one-off activities. If you have some spare time to put into supporting our community – we'd love to hear from you.
We are looking for people with:
• Finance or accounting skills, who can oversee the Centre’s finances, assist with end of year financial reports and provide monthly advice to the Management Committee. We have a great team of staff and volunteers who manage the day to day financial processes
• HR or organisation development skills, who can review our staff contracts and develop our performance appraisal system
• Constitution reviewing and updating documentation skills
• Enthusiasm and who wants to contribute to their community
Your commitment would be for a few hours a month, a burst of help every now and again or for one-off projects.
With the new Karori Event Centre almost complete – we need even more volunteers to help. Be a part of this exciting journey!
Please contact chair@karoricommunitycentre.org.nz (Heather) with a few sentences introducing yourself, your skills or tasks you could help us with.

806 days ago

KARORI YOUTH AWARDS 2018 - nominations open NOW

Heather Baldwin from Karori Community Centre

Nominate a deserving Karori young person or anyone who supports Karori young people today.

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862 days ago

FANTASTIC PART TIME JOB MAKING KARORI A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

Heather Baldwin from Karori Community Centre

COME AND WORK WITH US!


We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative leader who shares Karori Community Centre’s vision to make Karori a great place to live. This new position requires someone with experience to manage a small team of part-time staff, and who is not afraid to roll up their … View more
COME AND WORK WITH US!


We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative leader who shares Karori Community Centre’s vision to make Karori a great place to live. This new position requires someone with experience to manage a small team of part-time staff, and who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to make things happen. Reporting to the Chair and Management Committee of KCC, the manager will oversee the day to day operations as well as develop the services KCC offers.

The successful applicant will have
• Sound leadership, financial and business experience
• Track record of developing business ideally in a room hire/event environment
• Great communication and networking skills

Experience in community development is an advantage.

This new role is for a fixed term of 18 months starting as soon as possible. It is for 25 hours per week, hours will be flexible as agreed (usually Monday to Friday between 9 am – 6 pm but include occasional evening or weekend work as required). A competitive rate of pay is offered.

For further information or job description please email Heather Baldwin on chair@karoricommunitycentre.org.nz

Applications close at 5 pm on 4 June 2018.

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