Bishop’s Action Foundation is a catalyst working collaboratively to achieve positive change for the common good. We want to respond to social issues at their root cause. In working towards our vision we provide three core functions. A think tank which generates informed dialogue on current issues and co-commissions or inspires relevant research in areas where we need greater knowledge, a backbone organisation that provides project facilitation to enable the evolution and implementation of innovative new projects and collaborations, and a programme and service hub to either deliver or support services that provide a unique response to needs.
The Foundation is the sole shareholder of Catalyst Housing Ltd which we established after a significant research initiative to assess the demand for affordable housing in Taranaki. Our affordable housing model engages with low to moderate income families and offers ownership, shared ownership and rent-to-buy options.