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Projects Funded


2014

29th April 2014

Thumbnail for websiteAppeal 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.

21st March 2014

Thumbnail for website$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

 6th December 2013

Thumbnail for websiteChildren 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.

22nd November 2013

Thumbnail for websiteAppeal 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.

1st November 2013

Thumbnail for websiteAppeal 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.

1st November 2013

Pines Kairaki hallAppeal 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.

4th October 2013

Thumbnail for websiteAppeal 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.

4th October 2013

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal TrustAppeal 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.

7th August 2013

NZIFFAppeal 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.

2nd August 2013

Thumbnail for website.pngAppeal 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.

19th June 2013

Cholmondeley artists impression outsideAppeal 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.

1st May 2013

Youth GymYouth 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.

29th April 2013

Thumbnail for website.pngYouth 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.

22nd April 2013

GymnasticsGymnastics 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.

11th April 2013

Mt Pleasant Community CentrePermanent 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.

4th April 2013

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal TrustAppeal 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. 

8th March 2013 

Click to read the full storyAppeal 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.


2012

20th December 2012

CoastguardAppeal 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.

17th 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.

5th 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.

7th 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.

30th 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.

25th 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.

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)

 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.

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

19 December 2011

$14 million funding boost for Christchurch Arts Centre

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has today announced $14 million of funding for the Christchurch Arts Centre, to be used towards the rebuild of the Clock Tower and the Great Hall.

15 December 2011

Community recipients of first $1 million of the Canterbury Fund

A new BMX track in Kaiapoi and a youth development programme are among the first 48 recipients of the $4 million Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund, announced in Christchurch today.  The announcement list comes two months after launching the Canterbury Fund, a joint initiative between the Vodafone Foundation and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to help rebuild Christchurch communities, places and services.

14 December 2011

Christmas support for Christchurch

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has today announced $200,000 in support payments for Christchurch families over the holiday season.

9 November 2011

Trust funds ethnic businesses project

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has announced funding of $120,000 for the Canterbury Business Association (CBA) to provide a programme of training and mentoring services to quake-hit ethnic businesses in Canterbury.

7 October 2011

Financial Decision Guide for Canterbury red zone residents

A financial decision guide for Canterbury red zone residents has been launched by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (formerly known as the Retirement Commission) today. The Commission has been funded by the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to develop the tailored information for red zone residents who have received offers from CERA, on behalf of the Government, to buy their house and land.

30 September 2011

Trust supports initiatives for children

The latest announcements from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (the Trust) support a range of initiatives for children in Christchurch – from school uniforms to study centres and hardship assistance.

29 September 2011

Earthquake Appeal Trust supports new arts infrastructure

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has today announced funding of $2.5 million towards the Court Theatre’s fundraising campaign to build a new theatre in Addington.

22 September 2011

Trust supports Business and Community Hub

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has announced funding of $1 million towards the Westpac Business and Community Hub (the Westpac Hub), which was formally launched in Addington today.

12 August 2011

Trust funds project to kick-start retail

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has announced an interest-free loan of $3.36 million to the Restart the Heart Trust to establish retail hubs in re-locatable shipping containers in the centre of Christchurch.

31 July 2011

Trust supports feasibility study for 'cardboard cathedral'

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has announced funding of $50,000 towards the preliminary costs of a feasibility study into a temporary ChristChurch Cathedral (Anglican) in the city.

23 May 2011 

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust supports activity programmes for site-sharing schools

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has donated $554,000 to help deliver programmes of sport, recreation, leadership, dance, and music activities for young people affected by the Canterbury earthquakes.

17 May 2011

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust allocates $3.5 million to restore city's playing fields

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal has now reached over $73 million and has made its first allocation of funds, providing $3.5 million to help restore the city's playing fields, in particluar in time for winter sport for school aged kids.