EDY iconEducation/Youth

The aim of this funding category was to assist young people to continue to have access to educational and skills development opportunities despite the disruption of the earthquakes. The category focussed on children up to the age of 18 years.
The Trust received advice about priorities from the Ministry of Education, but did not replicate Ministry funding. 

 

Projects funded

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  • Pacific Festival for Canterbury Students
  • Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust
  • Phoenix Venturer Unit
  • Qtopia Inc.
  • Rata Counselling Centre
  • Redcliffs Primary School
  • Redcliffs Public Library Inc.
  • Scouting New Zealand
  • Shoreline Youth Trust
  • South City Youth Trust
  • Southern Ballet Theatre Trust
  • Sport and Recreation Hubs
  • St Albans Community Preschool
  • St. Paul's School
  • Strengthening the Youth Sector
  • Study Centres
  • Sumner Bays Union Trust
  • Te Ora Hou Otautahi
  • Te Waka Huruhurumanu ki Otautahi
  • The Concert 'A Concerted Effort'
  • The JUST YOUTH
  • The Muse Community Music Trust
  • University of Canterbury Outreach Programmes
  • Video Conferencing Facilities in Schools
  • White Elephant Trust
  • Youth Alive Trust
  • Youthline Central South Island
  • Youthtown Inc.
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    180 Degrees Trust

    $25,000 to fund a Youth Coordinator focused on employment opportunities for 180 Degrees clients – this client group has shown increased poverty, trauma and anxiety following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Belfast Community Network

    $16,000 to fund a Family Support Worker in the Belfast and Brooklands areas. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    Bright Start Scholarships

    $170,000 to the Canterbury Millennium Education Trust for two year Bright Start scholarships to attend tertiary institutes in Canterbury.

    A further $57,000 was granted to provide additional earthquake-related scholarships for 20 students in 2014/15. The UK Appeal Trust has kindly funded this project

    CanTEEN Canterbury

    $7,000 to fund an increase in rental costs after having to move twice as a result of the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Canterbury Museum Trust Board

    $10,695 To provide educational programmes that will provide children with facts regarding earthquakes to assist with demystifying these events. The funding will help develop the educational programme, to deliver in to schools. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Cashmere Primary School

    $4,000 to fund repairs to quake damaged cricket pitch. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Chisnallwood Intermediate School

    $7,000 to fund school productions targeting children in East Christchurch. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Christchurch Cathedral Choir Educational Trust

    $94,000 to establish an ongoing student scholarship with the Christchurch Cathedral Educational Trust. This project was supported by a nominated donation. It establishes an annual scholarship for a suitable boy to join the choir and attend Grammar school in Christchurch. This fund was contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here.


    Christchurch Guild of Weavers and Spinners Inc.

    $8,000 to re-establish a junior programme of textile arts, including weaving, spinning, felting and dyeing of textiles that ceased in September 2010 with the loss of all equipment and guild room facilities at the Arts Centre. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Christchurch Primary Schools Cultural Festival

    $40,000 to the Christchurch Primary School Cultural Festival. Over 4,000 children from 62 primary and intermediate schools performed at the CBS Arena 4 - 7 September, showcasing Canterbury’s rich multicultural heritage at Cultural Festival 2012. This is the 30th anniversary of the festival which could not be held last year following the Christchurch earthquakes. Ten nationalities were showcased throughout the festival, including performances by Maori, Cook Islands, Fijian, Irish, Korean, Samoan, European, Indian, Scottish and Pasifika culture groups. This year’s theme - ‘Reach for the stars … Whaia te iti Kahurangi’ - is all about encouraging children to reach for their dreams and aspire to great things.

    Freeville School

    $31,000 for hardship assistance and transportation for children at this school which is located in the particularly hard hit Eastern suburbs.

    $17,000 to replace the school’s server, mural cubes to replace the murals demolished and new digital technologies to support teaching.

    This fund was contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here.

    A further $44,408 funding towards the building of an artificial turf (12m by 24m) to reclaim earthquake damaged playground area and sports equipment to utilise this new area for the children of Freeville School and local community. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Gap Filler Trust

    $50,000 to establish a youth development Gap Filler programme where young people will realise projects of their own design on ex-demolition sites around Christchurch. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Glenelg Health Camp (Stand Childrens Services)

    Up to $500,000 to rebuild the entire (Stand Childrens Services) facility, destroyed by the earthquakes, so it can reopen to children in need. The facility officially reopened on 3rd April 2014.

    Glenelg Health Camp was also the recipient of $5,000 funding to replace equipment lost in the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    ICT Equipment for Primary School Students

    $410,000 grant for portable ICT equipment plus literacy and numeracy software to help the learning of more than 2,400 children at 11 primary schools in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

    The Appeal funds have been granted to the Greater Christchurch Schools Network, which will provide the equipment to schools located in the most earthquake-impacted areas. The equipment will be available for use by the children from the first day of Term One 2013.

    The 11 schools with immediate needs for educational support are Aranui Primary, Central New Brighton, St James, Freeville, New Brighton Catholic, Parkview, South New Brighton, North New Brighton, Wainoni, Burwood and Avondale.

    With this grant, the Greater Christchurch Schools Network will buy portable digital devices (such as tablets, iPads or netbooks) and software to help literacy and numeracy learning. The equipment will utilise the ICT wireless infrastructure provided by the Ministry of Education. The ICT equipment may need to be redeployed as decisions are made about future school locations in greater Christchurch.

    This grant is generously supported with $310,000 donated by John A. Griffin, President of Blue Ridge Capital (NY) and $100,000 donated by the UK Appeal Trust*.

    Carol Moffatt, Programme Director elearning Greater Christchurch Schools Network, says "this gift to the children in these eleven primary schools is going to mean so much. It is simply tremendous! Their learning will be enhanced because of the increased opportunities they will have to learn, to connect and to enjoy the benefits that these digital devices will bring to them. This will enable children to share their work with others, provide new learning opportunities from around the world and with the new software, focus on literacy and numeracy.”

    “The principals and teachers are so excited and so grateful for what the Trust has offered them," says Carol.

    Burwood principal Susan Jennison said "The iPads will be a huge asset this year and will move with the children to the new school to benefit them in years to come." "Burwood School has lost half of its enrolment zone to 'red zone' and was significantly impacted by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Our families and our school have been struggling financially since 2010 and the iPads represent an asset which could have never been provided within our school community."

    Pupils from Burwood School wrote letters of thanks to the Appeal Trust for the purchase of 70 iPads, made possible with this grant.

    In her thank you letter to the Appeal Trust, Burwood school pupil Aleisha Rose Doyle said "I am really excited because it makes learning really fun [...] It was great to hear some good news. You have made all the kids happy. We all talk about it at playtime [...] thank you."

    Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trustee Dr Rod Carr says that “Trustees are pleased to support this education initiative with funds that will benefit the learning of many primary school children in the eastern suburbs.”


    Kahikatea Adventure Education Trust

    $40,000 towards the rebuilding of the Christchurch Ropes Course, a community facility mainly utilised by school and community groups, which was forced to close due to the Canterbury Earthquakes. There has not been a suitable ropes course for community/youth/school groups to utilise since the Feb EQ. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Korowai Youth Well-Being Trust

    $25,000 To fund a project manager resource to progress set up of the new youth centre. Following the quakes there is demand for new youth spaces including youth focused health services. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    This joint Vodafone Foundation and Appeal Trust grant is in addition to another larger grant of $343,000 of Appeal Trust funds to the Korowai Youth Well-Being Trust, which will go towards renovations of a youth training centre and youlth health centre.

     
    La Vida Youth Trust

    $15,000 towards the fit out of an existing garage into a youth-focussed drop in centre and point of contact for youth workers and young people in our community. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Lifepaths Charitable Trust

    $11,200 to fund 14 teachers in the ‘Friends for Life’ programme to help give young people the skills to cope with stress, anxiety and become more resilient. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Linfield Cultural Recreational Sports Club 

    $388,980 has been allocated by the Trust to Linfield Cultural Recreational Sports Club to provide more Kiwisport programmes for children and support other sports clubs in Christchurch’s eastern suburbs.

    The grant to Linfield marked the Trust's 100th project and was celebrated with a visit from the Prime Minister on the 29th March 2012.

    Almost $140,000 of the grant will be used to extend the KiwiSport programme to four additional schools in Christchurch’s east, meaning over 2500 children in 15 schools will benefit.

    “This project is a great example of the Trust building on a successful service to fill a need in the community,” says Mr Key.“KiwiSport has an important part to play as Christchurch rebuilds its community infrastructure, and it’s encouraging to see so many children taking up the opportunity.”

    The remainder of the funding enables the Linfield Cultural Recreational Sports Club to continue supporting and providing services to its associated clubs, which deliver sports such as rugby, football, softball, squash and netball, and a community gym to families living in the eastern suburbs.

    Linwood College Orchestra Tour

    $10,000 to support the successful Linwood College Orchestra Tour.

    The Linwood College Orchestrahad been fundraising to perform in the United Kingdom to coincide with ANZAC day until the February earthquakes put the both the fundraising and trip in jeopardy. The donation to the tour by ANZA was a contribution to the overall cost of $200,000 for the tour.

    This fund was contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here.

    Lyttelton Harbour Basin Youth Council

    $14,500 to fund a second in charge role, following increased demand in services following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    New Brighton Community Gardens Trust

    $7,000 to construct Primary and High School education stations for gardening (water collection, composting toilet, simple solar systems). Activities will cover: science, outdoor activity, emergency options, ecological education, nutrition, food growing. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    New Brighton Project Inc.

    $5,000 to purchase indoor and outdoor games equipment for use by local youth during weekends, school holidays and at community events in New Brighton. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    North Beach Community Childcare Centre Inc.

    $10,569 to provide sun/wind blinds to make use of deck area for preschool children during cold weather as they develop the building and grounds that the Centre needs to relocate to as the building was yellow stickered post earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    O’Neill School of Irish Dance PTA Inc.

    $15,000 to fund the leasing of new premises following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Oterepo Te Kohanga Reo

    $25,000 to build a playground at our new Kohanga Reo, which was demolished subsequent to the earthquakes. This supports Te Reo Maori acquisition and Maori participation in local early childhood education and participation in the community.  This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Oxford Community Trust

    $12,400 transportation to and provision of alternative venues for the Oxford Youth Programme following closure of the Oxford Town Hall due to earthquakes, and allowing for increase in young people displaced out to Oxford following the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.