Before applying for funding your organisation must complete a Community Organisation Registration(external link) form.
The application process and reporting requirements are different for each fund.
Providing seed funding to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) under the Council's BID Policy.
Apply for a grant to fund a waste minimisation project in the Canterbury region.
Providing support to custodians of biodiversity through a contestable fund of up to $200,000 per annum.
The Creative Communities Scheme supports local communities in creating and presenting diverse opportunities in arts activities.
The Community Activation Fund will be closed from 1 May 2023 pending a review of the fund's objectives. An update will be provided in October 2023.
Some Community Boards offer grants to assist groups in their local area to undertake small community projects.
This scheme is designed to help organisations develop or improve new or existing facilities and other major projects.
We have some personal computers and a limited number of laptops available free of charge to not-for-profit community groups.
To assist community groups where their project funding request falls outside other Council funding criteria and/or closing dates.
Providing sponsorship for a city-wide calendar of events to enhance Christchurch.
Providing sponsorship for new events taking place in Christchurch.
The Mayor's Welfare Fund provides assistance to families and individuals in our community who are in extreme financial distress.
Supports those seeking to strengthen connections between communities and their places and spaces.
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding opportunities to National and South Island sporting events.
Supports community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing.
To encourage community, school, social enterprise or business projects that help meet our climate change objectives and targets.
Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community.