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Nau mai haere mai Budgeting & Family Support

Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Kia Orana, Fakalofa lahi atu, Halo olgeta, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula, Aloha, Kam na mauri, lava, Kaselehlia, Yokwe, Hafadai and Warm Pacific Greetings.

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.

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Our Services

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.

Upcoming Courses

26 May

MoneyMates Programme

26 May 2023, TBC

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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.

Our Values

  • Empowerment
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Trust
  • Collaboration

Our Uniqueness

  • We are responsive and agile
  • We know our communities
  • We build great relationships
  • We are diverse, capable and highly skilled
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Our Kaimahi

How we've helped

“I would like to thank you for helping me sort out my financial circumstances. I just wanted you to know WINZ paid for my heart medication which was non recoverable and also got assistance for petrol. Thank you for helping me on Monday I am so thankful.” – Bianca
“I am overwhelmed with ALL the wonderful goodies in my parcel. Please get an ENORMOUS THANK YOU to whoever the contributors are. My pantry is full and so will my tummy be for many weeks to come.” – Glenda
“I am feeling so very proud of [our clients] achievement. They came to us with a deficit of $92.25, arrears of $907.46, Debt of $1659.65. A year after we helped them, they came to me they've come back with Zero debt, a surplus of $62.80 with Winter Energy Payment or $21.88 without WEP, and savings of $1003.00.” – Financial Mentor
“I had a very happy client call in to tell me she has been given $7000 from her Kiwisaver to buy a car for her family after our appointment. She has 2 medically dependent children needing specialist appointments so this is a great relief!” - Financial Mentor
“Please pass my thanks to the team out the back who manage the food parcels. The whanau were over the moon and very grateful at the generous parcel they received.” – Te Puea
“Building Financial Capability course was great, clear and understandable. Excellent facilitation. Looking forward to next session.” - Hiketea