The purpose of this fund is to assist community groups with emergency or unforeseen situations. Applications will support community-focused projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area.
Please check the availability of funds and the eligibility of your project before filling out an application form.
All organisations applying for funding must also complete a Community Organisation Registration(external link) form. Organisations only need to complete one registration form for the year, no matter how many grant applications they intend to make.
For assistance email firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this fund is to assist community groups with emergency or unforeseen situations.
Applications will support community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area.
This fund operates differently at a metropolitan and local level.
Applications to local funds are open from 1 July each year.
Metropolitan applications can be submitted from July but will not be considered until September.
Once the annual allocation of funds is exhausted the fund is closed.
The funding period is for 12 months after the date of submission.
Community Boards can grant funds to any group or person for any purpose except for those listed below.
Applications are being accepted for this fund, however, the next meeting is not until late September 2023, with funds being distributed shortly thereafter.
Continue with the application to the Metropolitan Discretionary Response fund only if funding is not required until late September 2023.
The Local Discretionary Response Fund will not cover:
The Metropolitan Discretionary Response Fund will not cover:
This fund will usually not cover:
Future funding can be withheld if accountability requirements are not met.