Council is proud to support local projects with the Innovation and Sustainability Fund. Check out the great projects we have funded so far.

Biodiversity

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Little River Trap Library 2017 Little River Wairewa Community Trust(external link) Widen community conservation efforts and provide information about pest control. The Library provides traps free of charge for three months with mentorship on use. Funding sought for traps, time and modest marketing. $10,000

Building

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Power Pavillion 2018 Field Limited(external link)  A citizen-generated and large-scale public work of transitional architecture that offers significant presence and amenity to the central city. $50,000
Ōtakaro Orchard 2018 Food Resilience Network(external link) Funding sought to support building an architect-designed green building at the Ōtakaro Orchard. Funding to support installation of a green roof, solar array, water catchment and building dashboard. $60,000
2018 Exemplar Homes Tour Homestar assessment costs 2017 SUPERHOME Movement(external link) Public tour of sustainable homes in Christchurch with Homestar rating.  Funds sought to partly cover the NZGBC cost gaining a Homestar Rating for 10 homes to provide community more understanding of Homestar and more certainty of housing quality.  $9,400

Community

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Edible Community Garden Empower Church  2019 Community Focus Trust(external link) An edible community garden on the grounds of Empower Church, located in St Albans (140 Springfield Road). $2,280
Community Pantry and Fridge at the Riccarton West Community Garden 2019 Oak Development Trust(external link) Funding to support the completion of a community pantry and fridge in Riccarton West. $5,000
Braveheart Christchurch  2019 Braveheart Christchurch Charitable Trust(external link) The filming and online publication of 18 case studies of inspiring Christchurch people or projects to showcase local heros and brave actions taken to help others.  $36,000
Memorial Edible Gardens of Mt Pleasant 2019 Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents' Association Inc(external link) Creation of a new community garden and gathering space beside the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre. $3,333
Fit out and activation of GtR mobile workshop 2019 Greening the Rubble(external link)(external link)  Funding sought for fit out and purchase tools for a Mobile Workshop for community use.   $8,095
Cultivate Christchurch  2018 Cultivate Christchurch(external link) Urban farm to support youth development. Funding to support wages, fertiliser and irrigation.  $50,000
The Addington Farm  2018 The Addington Farm(external link) Community farm to supply fresh vegetables, employment opportunities, education and community engagement. Funding to support the Spin Farm, small scale farming in backyards.  $30,000
Mobile workshop 2018 Greening the Rubble(external link) Mobile tool workshop for community use. Funding sought for construction materials and set-up. $22,165
Sustainability Coordintor 2018 Sustainable Eastern Bays(external link)(external link) Funding sought for staff time (sustainability coordinator) to deliver a range of community projects (e.g. food forest, predator free, native planting, waste education, time banking). $25,000
Implementation manager role 2018 (external link)Christchurch Enviro Hub(external link) Establish and run a new Christchurch Enviro Hub. Funding sought to support implementation manager position. $20,000

 

Fit out and activation of GtR mobile workshop 

Education

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Limitless Programs 2019  2019 Limitless Charitable Trust(external link) A conference and series of hui to equip young people with greater self-awareness and confidence in the areas of strengths, values, goal setting, passions and career pathway. $10,000
Germinate Collective Workbook  2019 host organisation - Food Resilience Network Support for the completion and publication of Christchurch-specific practical workbooks for school, community and home gardeners on growing and eating healthy organic food. Funding will support 20 free workbooks for low decile schools and Council libraries. $9,825
Conservation Week 2019 with Squawk Squad 2019 Squawk Squad(external link)(external link) Innovative, digital, environmental education outreach into NZ schools during Conservation Week. Funding will support 110 classrooms and approx 2,800 school children. $20,000
Pop Lab 2018 Fab City Aotearoa Trust(external link) A design installation and temporary fabrication lab in the Arts Centre over summer 2018/19 that will act as a showroom for locally produced, digitally exportable goods $10,000
Squawk Squad education packs  2018 Squawk Squad(external link)(external link) To deliver Conservation Week educational packs to 80 Christchurch school classrooms to support environmental education and practical actions. $8,000
Impact Summit 2018 2018 University of Canterbury(external link) Christchurch's flagship innovation and impact event targeted at 17-25 year-olds (though all ages welcome). $10,000
Future Living Skills - Christchurch 2018 Christchurch Community Gardens Association(external link) & Sustainable Living Education Trust(external link) Funding sought to re-launch and updated community-led education programme to enable community groups throughout Christchurch to run 'Future Living Skills' courses. $8,250
Limitless programs 2018 2018 Limitless(external link) Mentoring events to help youth understand their passions, values, skills and strengths and to channel this toward real world problems, goals and meaningful careers. $10,000
Future of Learning 2018 Think Beyond(external link)(external link) Workshops and event for adults and youth to explore disruptive technology. $10,000

Energy and climate

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
The Christchurch Climate Challenge Conference 2019 Climate Challenge NZ Christchurch Conference(external link) A June 2019 Christchurch conference led by a national youth-for-youth organisation to empower young people to be leaders and to take action on climate change.  $3,250
LiteClub Christchurch 2019 Project Litefoot Trust(external link)(external link) Supporting a further ten local sports clubs to improve their resource efficiency and carbon footprint.  $9,303
LiteClub Christchurch 2018 Project Litefoot Trust(external link) Supporting ten local sports clubs to improve their resource efficiency and carbon footprint. $7,640

Land and water

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Electrothermal Weed Management Trial 2019 Avon-Otakaro Incorporated(external link)(external link)  Following on from the training workshops held in February 2019, funding will support 12 months of field trials targeting different weeds in different locations to test efficacy of the technology in different scenarios.  $25,010
Electrothermal Weed Management Workshops 2018 Avon-Otakaro Incorporated(external link) To deliver workshops around electrothermal weed management, a technology that could support a reduction in use of chemical herbicides. $5,000
Te Tuna Tāone - Urban Eel 2018 Working Waters Trust(external link) Delivery of a school student education programme aiming to improve habitat for eels. $22,000
Next generation influence - Innovation 2018 Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research(external link) Workshop expenses and artists’ fees to encourage local stewardship of land and water. $3,000
Converting Didymo fibres into marketable products 2(external link)018 Biome(external link)(external link) Harvesting invasive Didymo fibres and processing into useful eco-friendly products. $10,000

 

Electrothermal Weed Management Workshops

2018

Avon-Otakaro Incorporated(external link)

To deliver workshops around electrothermal weed management, a technology that could support a reduction in use of chemical herbicides.

$5,000

Te Tuna Tāone - Urban Eel

2018

Working Waters Trust(external link)

Delivery of a school student education programme aiming to improve habitat for eels.

$22,000

Transport

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Demystifying Electric Vehicles 2018 Yoogo Share(external link) Free public events in Lyttelton and Papanui to demystify electric vehicles. $6,000
Realising the Future of Public Transport 2018 Ohmio Automotion Ltd.(external link) Funding supplied to establish autonomous vehicle technology (the vehicle and navigation systems) in Christchurch, pass through the necessary legal processes to enable deployment in NZ, and create opportunities for the Christchurch public to engage with the driverless vehicles. $50,000
Cycling Action Network 2018 NZ Bike Expo(external link)  Two-day bike expo for all types or riders. Funding to support community groups and sports clubs to have a presence at the expo at no cost. $10,000
Greater Christchurch Partnership 2018 Greater Christchurch Partnership commuting program Delivery of the Great Christchurch Travel Demand Management programme (encouraging walking, cycling, busing and shared travel) for key organisations in the central city. $20,000

Waste

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Project Sea Change 2018 Genevieve Robinson An app to help the community monitor the location, amount and type of plastic litter in the environment. Aims to increase understanding about plastic; mobilise community responses and support up-the-pipe solutions to plastic use. $12,000
City Harvest Food Rescue 2018 City Harvest(external link) Support sought for this food rescue service that safely recovers quality surplus food and redistributes it through agencies to in-need individuals, whanau and children.  $30,000
Soft Plastics Recycling Service 2018 Kilmarnock Enterprises(external link) Support for the collection and recycling of soft plastics from supermarkets and retail outlets throughout Christchurch. Collection vehicle
Lyttelton Library of Tools & Things 2017 Project Lyttelton(external link) Set up a library of tools for community use and a platform for workshops, supporting less waste and resourcefulness. $7,588

Other

Project Year Applicant Description Funding
Talk Town Game 2018 Talk Town Limited App for deaf and hard of hearing children to develop skills to advocate for themselves, understand their communication needs and interact with others $8,389
In Correspondence - Mapping Christchurch (In Correspondence: Christchurch) 2018 Emma Johnson Layering social and environmental story over designed maps to be displayed at a series of events that also connect the audience with channels to volunteer in the community. $5,000
University of Waikato 2018 Visualising Addington Heritage Funding sought to develop a mobile app in which multimedia Addington heritage information is made available. $10,000
Future City Activator Hackathon 2018 Ministry of Awesome(external link) An idea generation and mentoring hackathon plus promoting CHCH as an innovative city. $18,950