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 1 October 2012.
|Recipient||Purpose of Funding||Date of Council Meeting||Amount|
|Christchurch City Council||To meet the cost of the interment site at Avonhead Park Cemetery for the Unfound Victims of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake||09/06/2011||$170,000.00|
|Hagley Golf Club Inc||To underwrite up to $40,000 for operating costs||09/06/2011||$40,000.00|
|The Tramway Historical Society||For: 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, and||23/06/2011||$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 Council||To 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 Park||28/07/2011||$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 Trust||To transfer $370,366.17 of individual wellbeing donations to the Mayor's Welfare Charitable Trust||28/07/2011||$370,366.17|
|Hallswell Hall||To provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to the Hall||27/10/2011||$50,000.00|
|Sumner Urban Design Team||Contribution to expenses incurred and projected in undertaking work on the Sumner Suburb Masterplan||27/10/2011||$13,350.00|
|Heathcote Cricket Club||To provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to Heathcote Cricket Club||24/11/2011||$95,000.00|
|Council of Social Services in Christchurch||To contribute to expenses for hiring a container to store furniture for community groups||24/11/2011||$1,130.00|
|Athletics Canterbury||To contribute towards the establishment of a new athletics facility at Rawhiti Domain||08/12/2011||$45,000.00|
|The Court Theatre||To help towards the costs of the temporary theatre at Addington||02/02/2012||$100,000.00|
|The Loons (Lyttelton Workingmen's Club)||To help towards the costs of rebuilding the Theatre||02/02/2012||$250,000.00|
|Gordon Scout Group||To cover the shortfall between the insurance payout and the cost of repairing the Scout Hut||02/02/2012||$3,500.00|
|Canterbury Charity Hospital||To help with the costs of renovating a newly acquired building that has been set up to provide earthquake counselling||05/04/2012||$200,000.00|
|Music Centre of Christchurch||Costs incurred in planning a replacement Music Centre||02/02/2012||$70,000.00|
|CPIT Creative Industries Faculty||Contribution towards the costs of the "Artbox' project||02/02/2012||$80,000.00|
|CHART Christchurch Music Industry Trust||Contribution towards the cost of replacement rehearsal space for musicians||02/02/2012||$80,000.00|
|Governors Bay Volunteer Fire Brigade||Costs of replacement furniture for community meetings||02/02/2012||$6,000.00|
|St Michael and All Angels Parish Trust||To 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 Club||To 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 Club||To provide financial assistance for repairing earthquake damage to the Club||05/04/2012||$4,500.00|
|Papanui Handiscope||To 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 Inc||To contribute towards the cost of a Geo Tech Report on the tennis courts.||05/04/2012||$5,000.00|
|Mayor's Welfare Charitable Trust||To transfer $150,000 to the Mayor's Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund as per donor request||05/04/2012||$150,000.00|
|Earthquake Memorial||Transfer towards Earthquake Memorial Project||05/04/2012||$1,000,000.00|
|Whitewings Charitable Trust||Replace hot water cylinder and repair damage to system.||09/08/2012||$9,007.96|
|Contemporary Circus Trust||Contribute towards facility renovation and redevelopment costs to support programme delivery for children||09/08/2012||$9,909.50|
|Ferrymead Heritage Park||Repair costs for damaged underground services||09/08/2012||$14,425.00|
|Chistchurch Worship Centre||Towards cost of storage container, sheds, fencing and re-covering chairs ||22/11/2012 ||$11,300.00 |
|Parafed Canterbury ||Towards the costs of moving damaged offices and storing gym equipment ||22/11/2012 ||$10,000.00 |
|Sydenham Park Complex ||Towards the Pavillion rebuilding costs ||22/11/2012 ||$17,025.00 |
|Barrington Tennis Club ||Towards the cost of repairing damaged tennis courts ||22/11/2012 ||$15,000.00 |
|Mt Pleasant Oscar ||Contribution towards the cost of a new storage shed ||22/11/2012 ||$5,100.00 |
|TS Cornwell ||Towards rebuilding costs for their head quarters / meeting facility ||22/11/2012||$20,000.00 |
|Habitat for Humanity ||Towards rebuild project costs ||12/11/2012 ||$60,000.00 |
|Shirley Community Trust ||Transfer as per donor request ||22/11/2012 ||$6,000.00 |
|Sumner Surf Life Saving Club ||Towards the rebuild of their Surf Life Saving Club ||07/12/2012 ||$100,000.00 |
|Kahikatea Adventure Training ||Towards the rebuild of the Rope Course ||07/12/2012 ||$40,000.00 |
|Avonside House Trust ||Towards the purchase of a portable office unit ||07/12/2012 ||$18,389.00 |
| || || || |
| ||Total Allocations to date|| ||$4,974,202.63|
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 31 December 2012, $7.588 million had been received for the Fund. The Council has allocated $4.974 million, and so $2.6 million remains in the Fund. The fund is currently oversubscribed with a number of applications currently under review.
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.
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.
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.
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
Please note, that the fund is currently oversubscribed with a number of applications currently under review. New applications to the fund will be acknowledged and applicant contact details recorded. These applications will not be accepted for review until all current applications have been considered.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
(b) By post addressed to:
The Mayoral Earthquake Relief Fund
Christchurch City Council
PO Box 73016
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.