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.
The Business Improvement District grant fund provides seed funding to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) under the Council's BID Policy.
Apply for a grant to fund a waste minimisation project in the Canterbury region.
Providing support to custodians of biodiversity through a contestable fund of up to $200,000 per annum.
The Creative Communities Scheme supports local communities in creating and presenting diverse opportunities in arts activities.
This fund provides support for community initiatives that improve community safety, participation, inclusion, and connection between communities affected in any way by the Christchurch terror attacks.
Some Community Boards offer grants to assist groups in their local area to undertake small community projects..
The Community Organisations Loan Scheme is designed to help organisations to develop or improve new or existing facilities and other major projects.
We have some personal computers and a limited number of laptops available free of charge to not-for-profit community groups.
To assist community groups where their project funding request falls outside other Council funding criteria and/or closing dates.
Transform Christchurch’s vacant spaces into vibrant and enlivened places with creative and temporary projects for public good.
To provide sponsorship to develop a citywide calendar of events that enhance Christchurch as a place to live and visit and to strengthen the distinctive lifestyle, qualities and identity of Christchurch.
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.
A list of other New Zealand funding options.
Providing support to projects and events which help create activity and vibrancy in the red zone areas, ahead of longer-term regeneration.
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding opportunities to National and South Island sporting events.
The 2021/2022 Strengthening Communities Fund will open for applications on Monday 8 March and close at midnight Monday 12 April 2021.
To encourage community, school, social enterprise or business projects that help meet our climate change objectives and targets.
Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community.