Standing with
in desperate need


Our Biggest Project Yet

For over 100 years, Auckland City Mission has been at the forefront of shaping lives for the better. Today, we’re preparing for the most exciting mission in our history – “HomeGround”. To be completed in 2021, it’s unlike anything else seen before in New Zealand; a purpose-built, safe space to stand against homelessness, hunger and poor health.


Offering pragmatic, hands-on services and support to help those who need it most, the 21st century Auckland City Mission will offer a powerful new way of solving age-old problems. We’re completely transforming our current site into a purpose-built housing and social services facility-expanding our services, and helping those who really need it most.


While our new home will be the hub of Auckland City Mission, it will also house 80 apartments to provide safe, permanent shelter. It’s a place where we can continue to support, share and connect with those who need it most. A place where low-cost medical treatment is offered (including visits to the dentist). And a place where our new commercial kitchen will prepare wholesome meals in our community centre and teach basic cooking skills.


The Auckland City Mission development is a New Zealand first – but we’re using an internationally proven model of care to strengthen individuals, families and our community – especially for homeless and other vulnerable people. This includes a healthcare centre, state of the art detox facilities, and a powerful, pragmatic activity program, covering everything from art and carving workshops, to conference and social enterprise opportunities.

“A community can flourish only when its most vulnerable are treated with compassion and dignity, and when effective methods and resources are applied to restore their mental and physical wellbeing. This is the purpose of Project HomeGround. We trust all Aucklanders will help us realise this vision.”
– Chris Farrelly, Auckland City Missioner.

Every donation is priceless

The total project cost is $110 million. As at 15th December 2020, we have raised a magnificent $107.2 million towards our goal.


Million raised

As at 15th December 2020, we have raised $107.2 million towards our capital campaign target of $110 million. 

Thanks to all our generous donors

The Mission HomeGround project has inspired generosity from organisations and people like you to donate $51.9 million.

Central Government continues to recognise the essential service role the Mission plays in our great city and recently announced a further contribution of $17 million via the Covid Recovery Fund.  This takes the government contribution to a total of $53.8 million.

   The Late Adrian K Burr & Estate of PW Tatham | Andrew & Jenny Smith | Anonymous | Athena Trust | Auckland Anglican Diocese | Auckland Council | Awhero Nui Trust | Boyd Clarke Foundation | Chisholm Whitney Charitable Trust | Christine & Richard Didsbury | Forsyth Barr | Foundation North | Glenn & Sonja Hawkins | Gus Fisher Charitable Trust | Heart of the City | Heartland Bank | Heatley Family Trust | Hugh Green Foundation | Hugo Charitable Trust | J.A. Russell Ltd | John & Leonie Hynds | Life Church | Lottery Grants Board | Lyn & Corry Stevens | Numan Family | Precinct Properties NZ Ltd | Public Trust | R & A Laugesen Charitable Trust | Redwood Family Trust | Robert Philip Smellie | Rochelle McLaren Family Trust | Sir Woolf Fisher Charitable Trust | SKYCITY Auckland Community Trust | Stevenson Village Trust Board | Ted Manson Foundation | Thanksgiving Foundation Trust | The Bhatnagar & Wolfgram Family | The Grace Memorial Trust | The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust & Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis | Tony & Frances Carter | Willis Bond & Co. | Wyborn Family | Wynnis Armour

   All Saints Ponsonby | Anonymous | Auckland Rotary | Barry Paterson | Beverley White | Brett Kendall and Rosemary Carter | Brian Frecker | Bruce & Diane Gray | Carolyn A. Reid | Carrie Hobson | Cecilia Tarrant | Celia Caughey | Claire Szabo & Rowan Johnson | Dame Helen Winkelmann & Martin Wiseman | Dame Jenny Gibbs | David & Annette Stiassny | David and Catherine Belcher | David Shand | Derek Nolan QC | Diocesan School For Girls | Ema Aitken & David Galler | Forsyth Barr | Fred Stone | Garth and Sue Williams | Generate Investment Management Ltd. | Geoff Lamb | Geoffrey & Edwina Laurence | Grant Hope & Bridget Leonard | Investment Services Group | Jack & Lynn Porus | Janet Whiteside | JM Thompson Trust | Joan Mary Reynolds Charitable Trust | John & Barbara Hagen | John & Lynn Pearce | John & Margaret Tapper | John & Marie Taylor | John and Jo Gow | John Mcintosh | Jude St Collective Art Exhibition | Karol S Hadlow | Kate Lane | Kelliher Charitable Trust | Kent & Gaye Gardner | Lewis Grant | Lloyd Kavanagh | Louisa & Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation | Margot Leigh | Marika Eastwick-Field & Ian Brookie | Matt & Kate Kersey | Matthew Abel | Monteith Family | Neil & Sue Shroff | Patrick & Dawn Gibson | Paul & Ruth Ungemuth | Peter Huljich | Peter Kiely ONZM | Philippa Smith Lambert & Chris Lambert | Raynor & Chrissy Asher | Richard Ebbett | Riverside Trust | Roger & Julie France | Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland | Russell Hay | Sarah Keene | Selwyn Village | Sir Chris & Lady Dayle Mace | Sir David & Lady Gail Williams | Sir George Elliot Charitable Trust | St Aidan’s Church | St Aidans Remuera | St Paul’s Church | Stella & Paget Milsom | Stevens Lawson Architects | Stevenson Foundation | The Hinton Foundation | The Hodder Family | The Hon John Priestley, CNZM, QC | The Lion Foundation | The Rampart Charitable Fund | Tycab New Zealand | Victor & Elizabeth Young | Viv Beck | Walker & Hall Trust | White Associates

Check out this video of thanks as we look forward to the future of HomeGround.


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Neil Finn’s gift to the Mission

As we mark our centenary, we received a special gift from one of Aotearoa’s favourite sons. Musician Neil Finn has donated a song to HomeGround – the Mission’s most ambitious project ever.

“I have always been aware of how important the City Mission is in our community representing and supporting every day the homeless people of Auckland,” says Neil. 

All proceeds of the song go towards HomeGround.

Building Respect

The Mission works with people and organisations everyday to help them build self-respect. Hux (pictured left) recently participated in The Heart of the City – Street Guardians programme. This partnership with the Mission and inner city businesses has resulted in the recent employment of two formerly homeless clients as labourers on the HomeGround project.