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.
Porirua Fruit & Vege 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: 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