From modest beginnings in February 1994 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.

Disability Programmes

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

Graeme 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

Community Support Services

Strengthening Families

Incredible Years Parenting Programmes

Whanau Ora Navigator Programme

Supporting Children – Tautoko Tamariki

Moehau Kaumatua Roopu

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

Environmental Initiatives

Coromandel on Track  –  Huarahi Ora


Coromandel Refuse Transfer Station

e-Cycle Centre

Coromandel Community Reuse Centre

Coromandel Resource Centre

Information, advice & support

Heartlands Service Centre

Community Transport Programme

Employment Opportunities

Information and Vacancies