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.
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.
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.
Supports projects that strengthen communities by increasing community participation, connectedness and resilience
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.
Funding and a rates incentive is available to support temporary projects in vacant spaces. Apply!
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 purpose of this fund is to encourage innovative community, school or business projects that support the Council's vision and strategic priorities.
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.
The purpose of this fund is to provide funding opportunities to National and South Island sporting events.
The Strengthening Communities Fund opened for applications on Monday 4 March 2019 and will now close at midnight 14 April 2019.
Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community.