Welcome to the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector (OCVS) website. We guide and promote government agencies' engagement with community, voluntary and tangata whenua organisations to help create strong and respectful community-government relationships. We also build knowledge about the community and voluntary sector and how it contributes to New Zealand society.» Kia Tūtahi Relationship Accord
Principles and expectations to guide how communities and government can work together for the benefit of society.» Social Finance and Social Enterprise
Innovative funding beyond traditional grants and contracts for social and/or environmental aims with commercial orientation.
» Effective Engagement Practices
Tips for good practice by government agencies in their interaction with community and voluntary organisations.
Volunteers are vital if New Zealand is to maintain and develop sustainable and participatory communities.» Research and Data
Helpful data and information about activities undertaken by community and voluntary organisations.