A Brief History
Delta, a mission of Delta Community Baptist Church (formerly North Avon Baptist Church), registered as a charitable trust in 1995. We began operation from the church with the vision to support and empower people living in disadvantaged circumstances.
In 2003 the church formed the North Avon Property Trust and purchased the former Shirley Rugby Club beside the church. Renamed Delta Community House, this building became the home of the Delta Community Support Trust.
The Community House withstood the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, allowing us to keep our presence in the community when many other providers were unable to operate or had to move out of the area. Increased demand for community services at Delta reflect the ongoing effects of the earthquakes.
What We Do
Today Delta Trust has three departments: Friendship Link, which provides services to people with intellectual and/or psychological disabilities, the Evergreen Club, which runs a programme for older persons, and Community Development Services that encompass our Empowerment courses, Food Store, budget advice, community meal and café, cultural support groups, community gardening and other initiatives. Some of these ‘other initiatives’ include facilitation of the Richmond Community Action Network (RCan).
Through dedicated staff and volunteers, thousands of people have been supported by and/or involved in Delta over the years, making a significant difference to their experience of community life.
Our Board of Trustees
- Tim Weir (Chairperson)
- Anne Coldron
- Sam Chalmers
- Pat White
- Mary Alan
- Jeph Mathias