Enhancing the well-being of all people in the upper Coromandel Peninsula.

From modest beginnings in February 1995 the Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT), has become an integral and much valued part of life in the upper Coromandel. Although when it was first set up the trust focused on providing services for people with disabilities, its range of offerings has since become much broader.

CILT is now an innovative Charitable Trust working collectively for the community in the disability, housing & education sectors. The current focus is on providing education, training and employment opportunities, and supporting those less advantaged to get involved with, and claim their place in, the community.

What We Do

Disability Services

Meaningful Day Programmes for people with a disability in Coromandel & Whitianga

Artists in the Making

Work Co-op

Affordable Housing

Well-Housed Coromandel
Quality, affordable housing for older people, those with a disability or on low incomes

Community Development
Supporting the community to achieve outcomes identified in the Community Plan

Samuel James Reserve Building
The restoration of an old historic building in Coromandel providing central public restroom amenities and a community room

Graham Dingle Foundation
Coromandel Kiwi Can

Coromandel Kiwi Can

Providing school children aged 5-12yrs with the opportunity to build self confidence & learn valuable life skills

Coromandel Resource Centre

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Volunteer at CILT

CILT is always looking for volunteers!

Volunteer Opportunities

Get in Touch


Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm


Address Tiki House, 45 Tiki Rd, Coromandel

Phone 07 866 8538

Email cilt@cilt.org.nz