About Us

Welcome to Christchurch Budget Service TRUST (CBST)
(Providing free services to the people of Canterbury for 55 years.)

Our vision is communities where everyone is financially literate and has the ability to independently manage their own financial future and lives with pride for themselves and their families

CBS’s specialist professional Financial Mentors / Budget Advisers work with individual and families / whānau and communities to enable them to establish and stick to realistic financial plans including workable budgets and effective debt management strategies that make sense in the context of their life goals and aspirations and culture and faith.

CBST is a genuinely independent agency that accepts people from all faiths and cultures. CBST is not part of, or aligned to any religious or political organisation.

Christchurch Budget Service advocates strongly when clients are unable to make themselves heard, or effectively make their case when individuals, private businesses, public institutions and community organisations are not following proper processes and or are acting unlawfully.