Who we are
We specialise in affecting organisational change through connecting clever and compassionate students with not-for profit organisations completing impactful work in our community.
We select individuals with the passion, talent and drive that will contribute to a dynamic team geared towards solving their client’s challenges.
We exist to serve those organisations who are already serving the community. Our aim is to maximise their potential through socially innovative ideas that spark change
What others say
"Ignite connects the public, private and academic sectors of Dunedin in a win, win, win nexus."
We pair students with social organisations to work on creative projects.
Our projects aim to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of the not for profit sector.
We train and inspire students to appreciate and contribute to not for profit success.
What we do
The Living Wage emerged as a response to growing poverty and inequality that continues to hold back so many Kiwi workers, their families and our economy. The Living Wage concept is very simple, yet such a powerful alternative – it’s the hourly wage a worker needs to pay for the necessities of life and participate as an active citizen in the community.
Otago Neighbourhood Support
Otago Neighbourhood Support (ONS) is a nationwide community-led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient and connected communities. Connecting over 200 thousand households across the country, ONS operates at a grass root level, connecting neighbourhoods and those within them.
ReBicycle is a charitable community organisation which ‘upcycles’ donated second-hand bikes into safe, practical commuter bikes to gift or loan to people who need them, starting with newly settled refugees in the Wellington region but also including any people experiencing financial difficulty.