a vibrant,
caring & safe


The Far North Safer Community Council (FNSCC) has been operating in the Far North for over 24 years and started as a pilot initiative with the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) of the Ministry of Justice. The original focus was crime prevention, but it has evolved into a wider and more holistic approach to the social and economic well-being of the community through ‘Collective Impact’.

‘Collective Impact’ is a framework to tackle deeply entrenched and complex social problems. It is an innovative and structured approach to making collaboration work across government, business, philanthropy, non-profit organisations and citizens to achieve significant and lasting social change.


FNSCC has adopted the broader vision of “Building Safer Communities” and has evolved into a hybrid Social Enterprise Service Provider.

Our main focus is to continue to tackle the increasingly complex social problems we face as a society.

Our approach calls for multiple organisations and entities from different sectors to forge an alliance creating a common agenda for shared outcomes and alignment of effort.

Member of Diversity Works NZ
Safe Communities Foundation NZ
Member of Women's Empowerment Principles
Member of Pacific Women's Watch
Sustainable Development Goals
Accredited to the Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards Assessor to deliver The Award programme


A selection of successful projects under the Building Safer Communities umbrella:

Youth Innovations
Focused on developing youth leadership that supports pathways into higher education and work placement.  Build youth capabilities to deliver innovative youth-led programs, projects and activities in the community.
Total Security
A community driven response to reduce crime and victimisation through crime prevention strategies that are implemented by the community in conjunction with Police, local businesses and business associations.
Auto Motivate
A programme designed to remove barriers to obtaining your Driver’s License in a whanau ora model, for safer roads, safer drivers and safer whanau. Increasing access to training and employment opportunities.
Indigo House
Indigo House – Te Wairua o Tika is a community response to tackle sexual violence through education, prevention and intervention with the aim of improving outcomes for victims and survivors. This is achieved through an integrated and coordinated community wide approach.
Volunteer Hub
A hub to provide volunteer training, vetting and opportunities for community members of all ages in crime prevention, community safety and working with youth.
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