Nau mai haere mai Budgeting & Family Support
Our Commitment and Promise
Māngere Budgeting Services Trust operating as Budgeting & Family Support is a non-profit charitable trust based in South Auckland and beyond.
We have been helping whānau and individuals achieve better lives for themselves and their tamariki since 1994.
We provide free and confidential help and advice to anyone experiencing financial hardship, difficulties with debt management, and other social issues impacting their well-being.
Our aim is to help people achieve their financial goals and to make positive changes in their lives, through access to our financial advice, support, education and mentoring services.
We take a strengths-based and empowered approach to help clients manage their money, set goals and achieve long-term sustainable change.
We provide a wide range of innovative and quality-focused services. We are committed to being responsive in meeting the needs of our communities.
Our services are free of charge to families and individuals, with a fee for employers and other organisations where applicable.
Financial mentoring is a confidential one-on-one financial well-being service.
Financial mentors bring sound financial knowledge and experience and provide a safe space to enrich and empower people to manage their money, set goals and achieve sustainable change.
We provide free advice, support and advocacy for individuals and families across a range of housing-related matters.
Including but not limited to rent payments, Tenancy Tribunal applications, evictions and tenancy repairs.
Our services provide free education and learning support for all learners.
Our team works together with clients to identify specific learning needs and ensure that everyone has access to the education services and support that they need to thrive.
We offer confidential and non-judgemental counselling and community connections support services that are caring and inclusive.
Our welcoming counsellors work with 1-on-1 with clients to provide tools and support to help manage issues and work on improved mental health and life skills.
Building Financial Capability (BFC) offers a range of products and services to individuals, families, employers and organisations, including peer-led support groups.
Confidential advice and support are available to everyone.
Our Mission and Values
Our vision is to empower and educate communities to financial independence and well-being.
Our mission is to provide the support needed to build financial capability across South Auckland and beyond.
We do this by offering a range of free services and products that help people to improve their well-being.
Supporting those in their immediate needs today with a pathway to independence tomorrow.
- We are responsive and agile
- We know our communities
- We build great relationships
- We are diverse, capable and highly skilled