Community funding

Funding process

The application process for each fund is different. To find out more information on each of the different funds or schemes click on the links below.

Community Match Fund

The aim of the Community Match Fund is to help individuals and groups create neighbourhood and community improvement projects that will engage, enable and support Christchurch residents.

Youth Ideas Fund

The Youth Ideas Fund aims to inspire, support and enable children and young people (up to 18 years old) with great ideas, so they can have an impact on their community while gaining hands on skills and experience.

Community Organisation Loan Scheme

The Community Organisations Loan Scheme is designed to help organisations to develop or improve new or existing facilities and other major projects.

Community Arts Funding

Creative New Zealand local arts funding is administered by the Christchurch City Council.

Discretionary Response Fund

To assist community groups where their project funding request falls outside other Council funding criteria and/or closing dates.

Earthquake Funds

Earthquake Funds provide funding toward projects that contribute to the rebuilding of the social and physical infrastructure of Christchurch following the earthquakes.

Mayor's Welfare Fund

The Mayor's Welfare Fund was established in 1897 as the 'Mayor's Coal and Blanket Fund'. The Fund provides assistance to families and individuals in our community who are in extreme financial distress.

Off the Ground Fund - Riccarton/Wigram

Have you got a small idea that will have a big impact in your local community?

Off the Ground Fund - Spreydon/Heathcote

This fund provides financial assistance to residents of the Spreydon-Heathcote Ward who have a small community idea that can make a big difference.

Other Funding

A list of other New Zealand funding options.

Small Grants Fund

Applications to the Small Grants Fund open 15 March 2016 and close 30 April 2016

Small Sports Events Fund

Christchurch City Council recognise that national and South Island events produce economic benefit to the city therefore established the Small Sports Events Fund.

Strengthening Communities Fund

The Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities Fund's 2016 funding round will open for applications on 15 March 2016 and close on 30 April 2016.

Youth Development Fund

Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community.

Transport Innovation Fund

The Transport Innovation Fund is now closed to applicants.

Community Innovation Fund

The aim of the Community Innovation Fund is to enable not-for-profit groups to explore, set up and/or trial new and innovative projects or ways of working.