The Enliven Places Projects Fund encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to contribute to Christchurch’s regeneration with productive, positive and creative temporary projects that enliven vacant places.

The fund supports diverse, innovative and amenity-enriching projects that can create buzz, improve well-being and offer a much needed point-of-difference to build on Christchurch's reputation as a vibrant and innovative city.

Projects will be considered that are well-planned, have partnerships already in place to deliver them within four months, and that will temporarily activate vacant space for primarily public benefit.

Apply for the Enliven Places Projects Fund

The fund is available in the central city and suburban centres and is open to all. The fund is open now and will remain open until May 2019 or prior if the funds are fully allocated.

To apply:

Decisions on grants of more than $15,000 require a decision from elected members while applications under $15,000 are reviewed by a Panel made of Council staff and a community representative.

Community led projects supported by the fund