Community funding

Funding process

The application process for each fund is different. To find out more information on each of the different funds or schemes click on the links below.

Community Resilience Partnership Fund

This fund is not open for applications. More information will be provided soon.

Transitional City Funding

Apply for funding that supports temporary projects in vacant spaces and rates incentives for property owners.

Community Organisation Loan Scheme

The Community Organisations Loan Scheme is designed to help organisations to develop or improve new or existing facilities and other major projects.

Community Arts Funding

Creative New Zealand local arts funding is administered by the Christchurch City Council.

Small Sports Events Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide funding opportunities to National and South Island sporting events.

Strengthening Communities Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support community focused organisations whose projects strengthen community wellbeing.

Youth Development Fund

Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community.

Community Board Small Funds

Some Community Boards offer grants to assist groups in their local area to undertake small community projects..

Mayor's Welfare Fund

The Mayor's Welfare Fund was established in 1897 as the 'Mayor's Coal and Blanket Fund'. The Fund provides assistance to families and individuals in our community who are in extreme financial distress.

Discretionary Response Fund

To assist community groups where their project funding request falls outside other Council funding criteria and/or closing dates.

Other Funding

A list of other New Zealand funding options.

Business Improvement District Grant Fund

The Business Improvement District grant fund provides seed funding to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) under the Council's BID Policy.