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Last reviewed: Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund

The following is a list of projects funded to date from the Fund

Grants made/funds committed from Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund as at 31 October 2013.

RecipientPurpose of FundingDate of Council MeetingAmount
Christchurch City CouncilTo meet the cost of the interment site at Avonhead Park Cemetery for the Unfound Victims of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake09/06/2011$170,000.00
Hagley Golf Club IncTo underwrite up to $40,000 for operating costs09/06/2011$40,000.00
The Tramway Historical SocietyFor: a) a grant of $49,700 towards the costs of construction of a tram storage facility for the city trams at Ferrymead Heritage Park, i.e. towards the building of the TotalSpan shelters, and23/06/2011$49,700.00
b) the underwriting of any shortfall of up to $39,760 in the balance owed to TotalSpan when due, to be paid back to the Fund once the necessary funds have been raised
Christchurch City CouncilTo fund an International Speakers Series of Events for Christchurch Professionals to be held as part of the Council's preparation of the Central City Recovery Plan under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Act. (note a donation of $300,000 was specifically tagged for this purpose)23/06/2011$300,000.00
Christchurch City Council$200,000 Rugby World Cup Fan Zone and events village in Hagley Park28/07/2011$1,500,000.00
$200,000 Scarborough to Sumner Beach restoration - the restoration of the coastal strip of parks starting at Scarborough Beach and extending along the coast to Sumner Surf Club
$400,000 Playground Safety Surface renewals - replacing surfaces damaged with liquefaction
$100,000 Mature Tree Replacements - replanting of trees at Hagley Park and South New Brighton Domain where a significant number of mature trees have been damaged by the earthquake and have had to be removed.
$400,000 Eastern Suburbs park repairs
$200,000 Port Hills restoration including rock fencing and planting
(note a donation of $1,500,000 from Auckland Council was specifically tagged for these projects as above)
Mayor's Welfare Charitable TrustTo transfer $370,366.17 of individual wellbeing donations to the Mayor's Welfare Charitable Trust28/07/2011$370,366.17
Hallswell HallTo provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to the Hall27/10/2011$50,000.00
Sumner Urban Design TeamContribution to expenses incurred and projected in undertaking work on the Sumner Suburb Masterplan27/10/2011$13,350.00
Heathcote Cricket ClubTo provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to Heathcote Cricket Club24/11/2011$95,000.00
Council of Social Services in ChristchurchTo contribute to expenses for hiring a container to store furniture for community groups24/11/2011$1,130.00
Athletics CanterburyTo contribute towards the establishment of a new athletics facility at Rawhiti Domain08/12/2011$45,000.00
The Court TheatreTo help towards the costs of the temporary theatre at Addington02/02/2012$100,000.00
The Loons (Lyttelton Workingmen's Club)To help towards the costs of rebuilding the Theatre02/02/2012$250,000.00
Gordon Scout GroupTo cover the shortfall between the insurance payout and the cost of repairing the Scout Hut02/02/2012$3,500.00
Canterbury Charity HospitalTo help with the costs of renovating a newly acquired building that has been set up to provide earthquake counselling05/04/2012$200,000.00
Music Centre of ChristchurchCosts incurred in planning a replacement Music Centre02/02/2012$70,000.00
CPIT Creative Industries FacultyContribution towards the costs of the "Artbox' project02/02/2012$80,000.00
CHART Christchurch Music Industry TrustContribution towards the cost of replacement rehearsal space for musicians02/02/2012$80,000.00
Governors Bay Volunteer Fire BrigadeCosts of replacement furniture for community meetings02/02/2012$6,000.00
St Michael and All Angels Parish TrustTo contribute to the costs of restoration and improvement of the 19th century church organ from St Michael and All Angels Church.05/04/2012$50,000.00
North Avon Christchurch BMX ClubTo help towards the costs of buying a second-hand trailer for secure storage of race equipment, which cannot be stored in earthquake-damaged buildings.05/04/2012$3,500.00
Riccarton Leagues ClubTo provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to the Club05/04/2012$4,500.00
Papanui HandiscopeTo contribute towards the costs of alternative space and storage of equipment, following earthquake damage to former premises.05/04/2012$1,000.00
Waimairi Tennis Club IncTo contribute towards the cost of a Geo Tech Report on the tennis courts.05/04/2012$5,000.00
Mayor's Welfare Charitable TrustTo transfer $150,000 to the Mayor's Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund as per donor request05/04/2012$150,000.00
Earthquake MemorialTransfer towards Earthquake Memorial Project05/04/2012$1,000,000.00
Whitewings Charitable TrustReplace hot water cylinder and repair damage to system.09/08/2012$9,007.96
Contemporary Circus TrustContribute towards facility renovation and redevelopment costs to support programme delivery for children09/08/2012$9,909.50
Ferrymead Heritage ParkRepair costs for damaged underground services09/08/2012$14,245.00
Chistchurch Worship CentreTowards cost of storage container, sheds, fencing and re-covering chairs22/11/2012$11,300.00
Parafed CanterburyTowards the costs of moving damaged offices and storing gym equipment22/11/2012$10,000.00
Sydenham Park ComplexTowards the Pavillion rebuilding costs22/11/2012$17,025.00
Barrington Tennis ClubTowards the cost of repairing damaged tennis courts22/11/2012$15,000.00
Mt Pleasant OscarContribution towards the cost of a new storage shed22/11/2012$5,100.00
TS CornwellTowards rebuilding costs for their head quarters / meeting facility22/11/2012$20,000.00
Habitat for HumanityTowards rebuild project costs12/11/2012$60,000.00
Shirley Community TrustTransfer as per donor request22/11/2012$6,000.00
Sumner Surf Life Saving ClubTowards the rebuild of their Surf Life Saving Club07/12/2012$100,000.00
Kahikatea Adventure TrainingTowards the rebuild of the Rope Course07/12/2012$40,000.00
Avonside House TrustTowards the purchase of a portable office unit07/12/2012$18,389.00

Detailed Engineer Evaluation Fund

Establish a Fund to assist community organisations undertake detailed engineering evaluations
Isaac Theatre RoyalContribution towards the rebuilding of the community performance/function space within the theatre28/02/2013$300,000.00
Community Volunteer Worksite Training FundEstablish a Fund to assist community volunteer worksite safety training28/02/2013$20,000.00
University of Canterbury – Quake CentreContribution towards the Quake Centre04/04/2013$150,000.00
Insurance Advocacy Service Towards insurance advocacy service24/04/2013$200,000.00
The Repertory Theatre Society IncTowards rent, storage and venue costs16/05/2013$39,815.00
Port Hills AthleticsTowards the purchase of a portable gazebo for competition & training days04/10/2013$8,665.00
Cycling New Zealand Canterbury IncTowards the purchase of storage containers 04/10/2013$9,600.00
Redcliffs Tennis ClubTowards the cost of repairs for damaged courts04/10/2013$23,000.00
Education Child Care Inc.Contribution towards the rebuild of damaged facility04/10/2013$20,000.00
Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents AssociationContribution towards the rebuild of the Centre10/04/2014$200,000.00
St John Christchurch Area CommitteeContribution towards the repairs and enhancements of the St John New Brighton hall    11/09/2014     $100,000.00
Original Scripts Theatre Contribution towards rent and Storage    11/09/2014         $9,653.00
Banks Peninsula War Memorial Contribution towards repairing the War Memorial    11/09/2014     $195,794.00
AvivaTo assist with the development and construction fit out for the Alliance led Wellbeing Service in Eastgate Shopping Centre    15/12/2014     $500,000.00
Residential Advisory ServiceTo assist with the residential advisory service    15/12/2014     $100,000.00
Linwood Rugby League Football Club (Inc)Towards the cost of purchasing a storage container    15/12/2014     $3,000.00
 Total Allocations to date 



Purpose of the Fund

The Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund provides funding toward projects that contribute to the rebuilding of the social and physical infrastructure of Christchurch following the earthquakes.

As at 5 November 2014, $7.98 million had been received for the Fund. The Council has allocated $7.05 million, and so $928,814.00 remains in the Fund.

The Fund focuses on projects such as repairing or rebuilding damaged community buildings or structures.
However, projects that contribute to this outcome, such as getting specialist advice on the repair or rebuilding of an earthquake damaged community building or structure, may also be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

The Fund is open to individuals, groups, community organisations and businesses.

Requests for funding must arise as a consequence of the 4 September 2010, 22 February and 13 June 2011 earthquakes and associated aftershocks and must be for works or activities which fall within the purpose of the Fund as stated above.

Applicants should continue their efforts to seek other sources of funding, as applying to the Fund does not mean an automatic acceptance. Please note that it is not the intention of the Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund to assist private individuals with the funding of repairs to private property.

Decision Process

Any proposal to apply for funds held by the Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund will be subject to the approval of the Council, on the Mayor’s recommendation, in a formal public meeting. Applicants will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Public Disclosure

Information submitted by applicants may be presented in public decision making meetings of the Council. If you wish your information to remain confidential, please advise at the time of your application.

How to apply

New applications to the fund will be acknowledged and applicant contact details recorded. These applications will be accepted for review but will not be considered until all current applications have been finalised.

1. Download an application form.

2. Complete the form, making sure to answer all questions.

3. Attach supporting documents where possible.

4. Submit your completed application by either:

(a) Email to: , or

(b) By post addressed to:

The Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund
Mayor’s Office
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73016
Christchurch 8154

Fund distinct from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust

The Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund is distinct from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust which is promoted by central government, the Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Building Fund which operates under its own trust deed, and the Mayor’s Welfare Fund which also has its own trust deed. It is also distinct from appeals promoted by other organisations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army. 

Authorising Unit: Community Support

Last reviewed: Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Next review: Friday, 24 April 2015

Keywords: fund, mayoral