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 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.

Transitional City Recovery Funding

To encourage and enable community and business to work together, with the property owner’s permission, to activate vacant spaces with temporary projects.

Community Arts Funding

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

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.

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.

Discretionary Response Fund

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

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