Good Cents is a unique approach to enable people to achieve financial stability. Developed over 8 years, this peer-led process has achieved solid results and now consists of a number of complementary strands that help people get back in control of their finances.
Good Cents is based at Wesley House in Cannons Creek.
The complementary strands include:
Good Cents financial well-being course
The ‘sick of being broke course’. The 8-week course is for people in financial stress who want to make change. You’ll come together to learn new solutions and create a more hopeful future.
When: Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00pm
How often: Once a term
Porirua Wealth Pool
Let’s save money together! Join the Porirua Wealth Pool, a savings pool to help you save money instead of spending it. As a member you can borrow money at no interest from other members – and lend money to them.
Hauora Kai Co-op
Get cheap, fresh and healthy kai in your neighbourhood every week. You pay just $12 for a great selection of produce. The co-op is one of 12 packing hubs in the Wellington Region Fruit and Vegetable Co-op. Find out how to join the co-op.
When: Every Tuesday
What can you offer to your community? And what do you need help with? The Porirua Timebank is a way to get things done by spending time, not money. You can make connections while helping yourself and others. Find out more.
Good Cents case study
Our Good Cents financial well-being programme is the first Aotearoa case study to be published by Human Learning Systems: Public Service for the Real World.
Good Cents: helping to build financial wellbeing in Porirua
Several of our community-led initiatives featured in a video produced in 2019 by the Commission for Financial Capability.
It looks at what’s happening at Wesley House in Cannons Creek to help build financial wellbeing in Porirua.
Good Cents – Making Change
“I’ve learned how to still have a bit of money at the end of the week. It’s not a lot but I’m doing it.”
Check out our video, Making Change, which looks at the impact that doing the 8-week Good Cents course has on people’s lives.
Good Cents Community Hui May 2018
In May 2018 we hosted a hui to look at what the Good Cents programme has achieved and where it should go next. You can check out the highlights in this YouTube video