Providing support to projects and events which help create activity and vibrancy in the red zone areas, ahead of longer-term regeneration. This includes the Ōtakaro Avon River Corridor, the Port Hills, Brooklands and Southshore.
The fund aims to:
The fund covers new projects in the red zones and will generally not fund the same project multiple times or fund existing projects. However the fund may consider new aspects of ongoing projects.
Funds may be requested for operational costs and for materials needed to successfully deliver the project or event. Purchase of equipment and/or assets will not be funded.
This fund is open to individuals, community organisations and social enterprise.
Individuals applying for over $5,000 must be connected to a legally constituted entity.
Transitional projects can range from one-off events to medium-term projects of up to five years.
Applications can be made at any time throughout the year until funds are fully allocated via our online application form. (external link)
Processing time will depend on the amount applied for:
If successful, funds allocated must be spent within twelve months.
If you receive a grant from the Christchurch City Council you are required to provide reporting. This is a condition of the Community grants terms and conditions [PDF, 30 KB] that you agreed to before receiving a grant.
You are required to spend the grant as per the resolution on the funding agreement. Any variation to this, not previously agreed to by the Christchurch City Council, will mean you will have to return the money.
The same applies if you have finished your project and have not spent all of the grants, you will be required to return the unspent money.
Future funding can be withheld if reporting requirements are not met.
School students from throughout Christchurch joining forces to help green the red-zone. Read more on Newsline(external link).
|Name of Group||Project||Amount Received||Date Granted|
|Eco-Action Nursery Trust||Eco-Action Nursery and Revegetation Project||$20,000||5/08/2020|
|Avon Otakaro Forest Park Inc||Completing Brooker Avenue||$12,410||7/10/2020|
|Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust||Memorial Garden||$4,096||7/10/2020|
|Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust||East x East Games||$10,000||4/11/2020|
|Dallington Residents Association||Glenarm Gardens||$2,200||2/12/2020|
|Greening the Rubble Trust||Three Tree Platforms||$19,663||2/12/2020|
|Richmond Community Garden Trust||Garden of Curiosities||$19,600||2/12/2020|
|Canine Neuro Park Trust||Canine Neuro Park||$5,700||3/02/2021|
|Avebury House Community Trust||Heritage and Arts Trail (Year 2 of 2)||$17,000||N/A|
|Avon Otakaro Forest Park Inc||Ecological Restoration (Year 2 of 2)||$16,250||N/A|
|Avon-Otakaro Incorporated||Child Led Projects and 'Meet in the Middle' Event (Year 2 of 2)||$27,500||N/A|
|Food Resilience Network||Food Resilience Inititatives (Year 2 of 2)||$16,250||N/A|
|Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust||Transformative Land Use in the Otakaro Avon River Corridor (Year 2 of 2)||$2,500||N/A|
|Richmond Community Garden Trust||Matariki in the Zone (Year 2 of 2)||$2,500||N/A|
|Riverlution Tiny House Village||Tiny House Initiatives (Year 2 of 2)||$6,500||N/A|
|Watch this Space Trust||Crossings and Container Mural||$8,309||7/04/2021|
|The Barkery Christchurch Limited||The Barkery||$10,542||9/06/2021|
|Avon Otakaro Incorporated||Children and young people engagement and facilitation - Whitau School Fun Zone Red Zone Project||$19,500||7/07/2021|
|Eco-Action Nursery Trust||Eco-Action Nursery School Program||$61,400||28/07/2021|
|Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery Board of Trustees||Climate Action Campus||$19,908||14/09/2021|
|Richmond Community Garden Trust||Riverlution Community Hub||$18,896||14/10/2021|
|Red Zone Drone Racing Incorporated||2022 Drone Racing New Zealand Open||$1,140||14/10/2021|
|Avon-Otakaro Incorporated||Children and young people Engagement and Facilitation at Adventure Ave||$5,254||14/10/2021|
|Avon Otakaro Forest Park Inc||Developing Brooker Ave||$13,635||14/10/2021|