Media Archive

Archive of all the Trust's media releases, news & updates


2014 

18 October 2014

Nearly $100 million to Canterbury in three years

The Appeal Trust published a report in The Christchurch Press 18 October 2014 to provide a summary of its 2013/14 Annual Report. Here is the full update with pictures click here (.pdf).

17 October 2014

Appeal Trust publishes 2013/14 Annual Report

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its activities and financial statements for the year ending 30 June 2014.

29 April 2014

Appeal Trust announces final grants and celebrates the impact of nearly $100 million to Canterbury

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trustees today granted $8 million to 20 new local recovery projects and announced that the nearly $100 million donated to the Appeal has been substantively allocated to Canterbury, three years after the first funds were granted.

21 March 2014

$2.5 million funding boost to restore Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage today announced they will jointly provide funding of $2.5 million for the Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings, to be used towards restoration and reconstruction of its Armagh and Durham street stone towers.


2013

7 December 2013

Appeal Trust still funding relief to communities

The Appeal Trust published a report in The Christchurch Press 7 Dec 2013 to provide an update its recent activities and projects funded. Here is the full update with pictures click here (.pdf).

 6 December 2013

Children still struggling post-earthquakes are to benefit from $1.5 million Appeal Trust grant

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is granting $1.5 million for social service providers to help increasing numbers of children, young people and their families still struggling psychosocially to recover from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

22 November 2013

Appeal Trust grants over $1 million towards surf lifesaving, school pools, sports and summer events

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted over $1 million to five projects that help restore some of Canterbury’s summer activities impacted by the earthquakes.

1 November 2013

Appeal Trust provides $3 million towards Hagley Oval’s new pavilion

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced a $3 million loan towards construction of the new pavilion at Hagley Oval, providing a new home ground for cricket and much needed community meeting spaces following the impact of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

1 November 2013

Appeal Trust grants $100,000 towards the rebuild of the earthquake damaged Pines Beach Hall

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted $100 000 to go towards the rebuild of the earthquake damaged Pines Beach Hall.

4 October 2013

Appeal Trust grants $1 million to new youth and community centre in Aranui

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted $1 million towards a new youth and community centre in Aranui, which includes a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

4 October 2013

Appeal Trust commits $15 million to “Connecting the City to the Sea” legacy through eastern Christchurch

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced its largest-ever grant committing $15 million of Appeal funds towards great community projects that make a positive difference to the future of the eastern suburbs, with access and benefit to everyone who lives in or visits Christchurch.

16 August 2013

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre officially reopens

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre officially reopens today thanks to $1.1 million from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today celebrated the completion of its first substantial recovery project in Kaiapoi, as Prime Minister John Key officially reopened the repaired Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.

7 August 2013

Appeal Trust grants $120,000 toward digital film equipment at Isaac Theatre Royal 

Appeal Trustees have granted up to $120,000 to equip the Isaac Theatre with additional digital features to offer another performance dimension for all users, as well as provide a permanent central city venue for future film festivals.

2 August 2013

NZ Community Trust announces milestone for Appeal Trust donation

A $60,000 grant to the Christchurch Target Shooting Association completes the full allocation of a $5 million donation given to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust by New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT

2 August 2013

Appeal Trust grants nearly $600,000 to Canterbury regional clubs

Rangiora Showgrounds, Canterbury Plunket Society and Christchurch Target Shooting Association, can repair and rebuild their earthquake-damaged facilities quicker thanks to $570,000 granted by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today.

19 June 2013

Appeal Trust grants $500,000 to assist rebuild of Cholmondeley

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre is delighted to announce it has been granted $500,000 from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust towards rebuilding Cholmondeley.

22 May 2013

Appeal Trust thanks SKY Television for generous $1 million pledge

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today celebrated two milestones as SKY Television announced a generous $1 million pledge to the Appeal, and investigative work commenced in Kaiapoi on the $2 million project to restore the Kaiapoi Riverbanks.

1 May 2013

Youth Alive Trust building a future for young people & families in the east of Christchurch

Exciting plans have just been released by Youth Alive Trust, in New Brighton, to redevelop a large part of its current building - housed in an old supermarket - into a purpose built Youth & Community Centre for the east of Christchurch.

29 April 2013

Youth workers to get $330,000 support from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust

Around 26,000 young people in Canterbury will get better support from 200 youth workers thanks to a $330,000 grant from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust scheduled to be announced tomorrow at 10am in Christchurch by Minister of Youth Affairs Hon Nikki Kaye at a gathering of youth workers.

22 April 2013

Gymnastics standing even stronger at QEII

$100,000 has been granted by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust towards the extensive strengthening work for the Gymnastics Centre at QEII, set to reopen on Friday 3rd May.

17 April 2013

Stakeholder Update April 2013

Keeping you updated about what is happening with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. 

16 April 2013

$8.5m large projects for Kaiapoi and eastern Christchurch help long-term recovery

The Appeal Trust published a report in The Christchurch Press 13 April 2013 to provide an update its recent activities and projects funded. Here is the full update with pictures click here (.pdf).

11 April 2013

Permanent Mt Pleasant community centre receives $500,000 from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is granting $500,000 towards a permanent rebuild of the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre which was demolished in May 2012 after sustaining severe damage in the 22 February and subsequent earthquakes.

4 April 2013

Appeal Trust grants $8.7 million to long-term recovery projects in Kaiapoi and Christchurch eastern suburbs

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced that $8.7 million of Appeal funds have been dedicated to three permanent projects on the Kaiapoi River and in the eastern suburbs of Christchurch.

25 March 2013

AMI Stadium celebrates one-year anniversary

On the 24th March 2013 the Temporary Stadium in Addington celebrated one year of sport, entertainment and community events in Canterbury.

8 March 2013

Appeal funds to fix football fields and provide community centres in Belfast and Opawa

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced almost $700,000 in grants to repair and upgrade football playing fields and to reinstate community centres in Belfast and Opawa.

19 February 2013

New Air Force Museum extension and the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre opens

The new Air Force Museum extension and the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre was officially opened by His Excellency, the Governor General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae in Christchurch today.


2012

20 December 2012 

Appeal Trust funds volunteer marine search and rescue covering most of the coast

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today granted $364,000 to marine search and rescue facilities damaged in the earthquakes that serve most of Canterbury’s coastline from Kaikoura to Timaru and along the Waimakariri River.

17 December 2012

Appeal Trust grants $436,500 to fix netball courts in Christchurch and Lincoln

When the new netball season opens in April 2013 there will be 12 additional courts to safely play on in Christchurch and Lincoln, repaired to outdoor playing specifications with $436,500 of Christchurch Earthquake Appeal funds.

5 December 2012

Appeal Trust grants $410,000 to ICT equipment for primary school children

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced a $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.

14 November 2012

Appeal Trust reports annual progress to 30 June 2012

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today reported on its progress and financial statements for the 15 months from establishment to 30 June 2012 and its Trustees remain committed to supporting Canterbury through the different phases of recovery from the earthquakes.

7 November 2012

Appeal Trust funds Addington Action to fix minor damage in uninsured Christchurch homes

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced a hardship grant of up to $100,000 to the Addington Action community group to help it repair up to 80 earthquake-damaged homes of uninsured, vulnerable residents in the south of Christchurch.

30 October 2012

Fund donates another $1 million to Canterbury communities

Canterbury community and youth facilities have today received more than $1.1 million in grants from the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund.

25 October 2012 

125 Projects Funded to date by the Appeal Trust

125 community projects all over Canterbury have benefitted from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust funds to date.

24 October 2012 

Edgeware becomes first suburb to receive revitalisation funding

Edgeware Village businesses are the first to receive funding from the Trust's $140,000 grant to revitalise earthquake-affected suburban precincts in Christchurch, with a boost of $10,000.

16 October 2012 

Riccarton House receives grant from Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust

Riccarton House is the recipient of $128,375 from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, which will help the house to be strengthened, repaired and renovated.

 6 October 2012 

New resource to assist Cantabrians with their financial issues

Understanding Your Financial Situation and Options - after the Canterbury earthquakes is the second booklet developed by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income and funded by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.

18 September 2012 

Appeal funds strengthen Christchurch music, sports, arts and community meeting spaces

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, with assistance from the UK Appeal Trust*, has granted $3 million of appeal funds to nine new projects during the past quarter, to help Christchurch communities to strengthen and recover.

 3 September 2012 

Stakeholder Update September 2012

Keeping you updated about what is happening with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. 

 3 August 2012

Stakeholder Update May 2012

Keeping you updated about what is happening with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. 

 28 June 2012 

Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre to reopen with $1.1 million of help from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today granted funding to its first substantial recovery project in Kaiapoi, announcing a $1.1 million grant towards the estimated $5 million cost of repairing the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre.

 26 June 2012 

112 Projects funded to date!

The Trust published a report in the Christchurch Press at the end of June to provide an update on the 112 projects funded to date. You can see the full spread with pictures by clicking here (.pdf)

 25 June 2012 

What's your dream job helping New Zealand Youth?

The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation is calling for passionate people with a desire to make a difference to apply for its World of Difference programme. 

 5 June 2012

Queens Birthday Honours for Christchurch Earthquake Appeal leaders

Two New Zealanders who have made a significant contribution to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2012.

 28 May 2012 

Applications open for 2012 Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund

Over a million dollars is now available to Canterbury community groups as the second round of the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund – a joint initiative between the Vodafone Foundation and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust – opens for applications.

 17 May 2012

Prime Minister visits Aranui music programme as Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund opens for applications

This afternoon, Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key visited a unique seven-week after school music and circus skills programme run by the Muse Community Music Trust, at Wainoni School in Christchurch.  After losing its premises and much equipment in the February 2011 earthquake, the Muse successfully applied for funding from the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund – a $4 million fund jointly established by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and the Vodafone Foundation.

 12 May 2012

Appeal millions to boost Christchurch Sport Recovery

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today announced details of $2 million in sports grants to help a range of sports (hockey, rowing, bowls, cricket) that have large community participation, to recover from the earthquakes.

 27 April 2012

Appeal Trust funds temporary business accommodation in Rangiora

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has approved funding of up to $200,000 towards the temporary building accommodation project in Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

 27 April 2012

St John display emergency equipment purchased with Appeal Trust funds

Representatives of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust today viewed some of the mass casualty incident equipment and resources, emergency vehicles, and medical and emergency equipment purchased by St John with the $2.8 million grant from the Appeal Trust last year.

 29 March 2012

Prime Minister congratulates Trust on 100th project

The Prime Minister released details today of the 100th project of the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust.

 23 March 2012

Earthquake Appeal supports Pacific Festival for Canterbury students

Canterbury students will once again have an opportunity to reconnect and engage with their communities, families, cultural leaders and schools at the sPACIFICally PACIFIC festival, thanks to support from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. 

 5 March 2012

Quake-hit Cultural Collections receive boost

The Air Force Museum in Wigram will be available for the restoration, storage and rehabilitation of heritage and cultural collections displaced by the Canterbury earthquakes thanks to funding from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and government.

 27 February 2012

Trust allocates over $40 million to projects

The Trust published a report in the Christchurch Press at the end of February to provide an update on the $40 million allocated to date to recovery projects. You can see the full spread with pictures by clicking here (.pdf) 365KB

20 February 2012 

Residential red zone property owners offered free financial advice

Help is at hand for Canterbury’s residential red zone property owners who need to make important financial decisions, with a new free individual financial advice consultation service now available.


2011