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.
Recognising that recovery is a long-term process, this fund provides support for community initiatives that improve community safety, participation, inclusion, and social cohesion for communities affected in any way by terror attacks.
Grant applicants are encouraged for initiatives that proactively:
The committee would like to see groups encouraging participants to bring a plate of food to share at events rather than requesting funding for catered food. This does not mean we wouldn't consider catering for a special event but it is not a high priority on our list of items to fund.
Grants tend to be no more than $1,000 per project, though larger grants can be made for projects that demonstrate they will have a large, positive effect and align with the priorities above.
If your project requires more than $1,000 please email email@example.com or call Lynette on 03 941 6585 before you apply.
Grants cannot be provided towards:
Applications are open to any Christchurch-based group that is an incorporated society, charitable trust or limited liability company registered for charitable purposes.
Informal groups may also apply. Individuals are not able to apply.
Decision meetings are held fortnightly.
Grants are available for upcoming initiatives that require short-term, quick-response funding.
Funds must be spent before 1 July or within six months of receiving your grant, whichever is later.
Grant recipients are required to complete a project report at the completion of the funded project.
This accountability report must be completed before any further applications will be accepted from your group/organisation.
If for any reason your project doesn't go ahead you may need to return the funds.
This fund is provided by the Ministry of Social Development and is jointly managed by the Office of Ethnic Communities and Christchurch City Council.
Further help is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 941 6585.