The Enliven Places Projects Fund encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to contribute to Christchurch’s regeneration with productive, positive and creative temporary projects that enliven vacant places.
The fund supports diverse, innovative and amenity-enriching projects that can create buzz, improve well-being and offer a much needed point-of-difference to build on Christchurch's reputation as a vibrant and innovative city.
Projects will be considered that are well-planned, have partnerships already in place to deliver them within four months, and that will temporarily activate vacant space for primarily public benefit.
The Enliven Places Projects Fund is currently closed
Due to COVID-19 our regular timeline for the fund has changed and we are not accepting applications at this time. Check back for updates on when the fund will reopen.
You are welcome to touch base at EnlivenFunds@ccc.govt.nz if you would still like to chat about a future project.
The fund is available for projects in the central city and suburban centres and is open to all.
- Book a pre-application meeting prior to submitting an application by contacting EnlivenFunds@ccc.govt.nz.
- Download and review the following:
- Send your completed application form, budget, supporting documents and bank deposit slip to EnlivenFunds@ccc.govt.nz.
Decisions on grants of more than $15,000 require a decision from elected members while applications under $15,000 are reviewed by a panel made of Council staff and a community representative.
Grants are an unconditional gift and therefore not subject to GST. Successful applicants will be awarded grants exclusive of GST.
Community-led projects supported by the fund
A Summer Night’s Dream
Assembly of Matariki
The Foragers Whare
New Brighton Outdoor Art Festival
Zinefest Christchurch Workshop Series
The Kowhai Collective
Our Bright Town by New Brighton Project
Temporary hāngi pits
Little Andromeda 2019
Free Theatre Mask and Puppet Workshops
Enliven Brighton & RECREATE
Grandparents Show Development
Paint N’ Pen
New Regent Street Summer of Music
The Grove of Intention
Plain Sight - Augmented Street Art App
Richmond Community Garden Sculpture
Up and Away
Art Science Tent
Arts Centre Mākete and Pop up Art Exhibition
Kahikatea Community Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Take Flight - Butterfly House
Watch This Space Street Art Mural
Curated poetry wall
Adobe brick-making workshops
Risograph workshop series and exhibition
The Sit In - Song Writing In Situ
Resourceful Ōtautahi Outdoor Craft Workshop
Unsealed #3 Pollution Awareness Mural
In Situ Photo Project
CoCA's public performance series
Kākano Café & Cookery School
Linwood Community Cafe and Garden
People Building Better Cities
Juday Millar Public Artwork - SCAPE Public Art