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 18th September 2020, we have raised a magnificent $105.7 million towards our goal.


Million raised

As at 18th September 2020, we have raised $105.7 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.


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

   | The Lion Foundation | Matthew Abel | Anonymous | Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland | Celia Caughey | Anonymous | Geoffrey & Edwina Laurence | Sir Chris & Lady Dayle Mace | Bruce & Diane Gray | Peter Huljich | Richard Ebbett | Riverside Trust | Sir George Elliot Charitable Trust | Stevens Lawson Architects | The Hinton Foundation | Walker & Hall Trust | Anonymous | Barry Paterson and The Donny Charitable Trust Board | Brett Kendall and Rosemary Carter | Carolyn A. Reid | Cecilia Tarrant | Dame Helen Winkelmann & Martin Wiseman | Derek Nolan QC | Grant Hope & Bridget Leonard | Jack & Lynn Porus | John & Jo Gow | Louisa & Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation | Marika Eastwick-Field & Ian Brookie | Peter Wilson & Gerda McGechan | Sir David & Lady Gail Williams | The Rampart Charitable Fund | Tycab New Zealand | Victor & Elizabeth Young | Anonymous | Anonymous | Diocesan School For Girls | Geoff Lamb | John C Hagen | Stevenson Foundation | JM Thompson Trust | Generate Investment Management Ltd. | Anonymous | Kelliher Charitable Trust | Fred Stone | Anonymous | Anonymous | Anonymous | Auckland Rotary | Brian Frecker | David Shand | Ema Aitken & David Galler | Joan Mary Reynolds Charitable Trust | John & Lynn Pearce | John & Marie Taylor | K S Hadlow | Kate Lane | Kent & Gaye Gardner | Lewis Grant | Lloyd Kavanagh | Margot Leigh | Matt & Kate Kersey | Monteith Family | Paul & Ruth Ungemuth | Peter Kiely ONZM | Philippa Smith Lambert & Chris Lambert | Raynor & Chrissy Asher | Roger & Julie France | Russell Hay | Sarah Keene | Sir Eion & Lady Jan Edgar Charitable Trust | St Aidan\\\'s Church | Viv Beck | White Associates | Anonymous | St Johns Parish of Royal Oaks | Selwyn Village | St Paul\\\'s Church | Beverley White | All Saints Ponsonby | Anonymous | Anonymous | Anonymous | Carrie Hobson | Claire Szabo & Rowan Johnson | Dame Jenny Gibbs | David & Annette Stiassny | David and Catherine Belcher | Janet Whiteside | John & Margaret Tapper | John Mcintosh | Neil & Sue Shroff | Patrick & Dawn Gibson | Anonymous | Anonymous | St Aidans Remuera | Stella & Paget Milsom | The Hodder Family | The Hon John Priestley CNZM QC | Jane Hart & Bishop Jim White | | Chapel of the Good Shepherd Selwyn Heights | All Saints Howick Anglican Parish | St Francis Church Tairua & Pauanui | Sir Roger & Lady Dianne Hall | Anonymous | Holy Cross Anglican Church | Ian Beaumont | N J Marslin | Rudolphe Family | St Philip\\\'s Anglican Church | Bernard McHugh | Elizabeth Jamieson | Jonathan & Mandy Masters | NE & NM Smith | Ray Brown | Robin Bowkett | St Aidan\\\'s Anglican Church | St Andrew\\\'s Epsom Church | June Lorraine Devereux | St Mark\\\'s Remuera | Gary Swift | Peter & Maryanne Mahoney | St Martin\\\'s at St Chad\\\'s Anglican Church | St Michael & All Angels Church | St Johns Cooperating Parish, Bucklands Beach | St Oswalds Anglican Church | Anonymous | Elizabeth Niven | Anne Hargreaves | Bruce Keeley & Diane Miller-Keeley | Chree Barker | Chris & Heather Moore | Gerard van Bohemen and Barbara Hunt | Graeme MacCormick | Anonymous | Irene & David Grove | Jim Manning | John & Janet King | Kenneth & Mary Whaley | Mary Brown | Professor Jeffrey Hunter & Hazel Hunter | R.V. Port | Robert & Marilyn Elvin | Russell Baird | The Northern Club | Graeme & Jane Birkhead

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


Mandy Mee
HomeGround Capital Campaign Manager
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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.