What has the Appeal Trust funded?
What have we funded to date?
Community projects all over Canterbury have benefitted from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust funds to date.
To see the full list of Economic Revitalisation, Education & Youth, Hardship, Spiritual & Faith, Heritage & Culture and Sport & Recreation projects, click here.
The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has a specific role to play in the overall rebuild effort by funding charitable projects and complementing the efforts of other agencies already working in the community to address the adverse effects of the earthquakes in Canterbury.
As the Canterbury region has moved from immediate response to long-term recovery from the earthquakes, so has the focus of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. Trustees have been considering how best to use the remaining funding to make a positive difference to Canterbury’s long-term recovery, and expect to fund further large projects during 2013 while ensuring that limited funds remain available for smaller local community projects.
The Trustees have changed the original portfolio allocations to reflect the development of the Trust, and to accommodate these large-scale and community-scale permanent projects.
The categories of funding are:
- Economic Revitalisation
- Hardship/Spiritual and Faith
- Heritage and Culture
- Sport and Recreation
- Large Permanent Projects
- Community Permanent Projects
There are many organisations working to assist the revitalisation in Canterbury, and the Trust has an obligation to donors not to duplicate these efforts. Instead, the Trust is focussed on 'filling the gaps' and funding major inititatives that have widespread benefits. The Trust is focussed on community infrastructure and services - those places that make a city vibrant and worth living in.
The Trustees have adopted a portfolio approach to the funding categories to ensure that the Appeal Funds can be used to meet both the wishes of donors and the needs of the city.
Funds have been committed to each of the categories to ensure that projects can be supported in each area. The size of the allocations for each category reflect tagged donations and include money directed by donors to specific end projects.
Economic Revitalisation - $5 million
Education/Youth - $3.9 million
Environment - $2.5 million
Hardship/Spiritual and Faith - $10 million
Heritage and Culture - $20.4 million
Sport and Recreation - $16.2 million
Large Permanent Projects - $31.5 million
Community Permanent Projects - $4 million
The portfolio commitments will inform Trustee decisions on proposed projects and assist the Trust to maximise its potential to have a wide scale impact on the overall recovery.
To learn more about the projects the Trust has supported to date, please navigate the menus on the left-hand panel.