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Green Philanthropy Fund

Green Philanthropy Fund

The Green Philanthropy Fund - to accelerate positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury.

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Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

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Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Help Build Youth Hub Christchurch

Youth Hub Christchurch will be a turning point in the lives of our city’s young people.

Currently being constructed at 109 Salisbury Street in central Christchurch, it will house a dozen organisations working on the frontline of youth mental health and wellbeing. These organisations will deliver wrap-around services that help to break the cycle of adversity. They will enable all young people in Ōtautahi the opportunity to lead healthy, safe and valued lives, fulfilling their potential and vibrantly contributing to their community.

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Women in Sport

Women in Sport Fund

Women have a special role in sport. This fund is designed to nurture and inspire women and girl’s participation in sport, by providing funding to support individuals (athletes, coaches, and officials) based in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch, to grow their exposure and success, and then share their stories to younger athletes. Join our fund ambassador Gemma McCaw to play your part.

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Better City Business

Better City Business

Become a Better City Business which helps us to help make greater Christchurch an even better place to live, work and play.

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Governors Bay Jetty

Governors Bay Jetty

For almost 150 years, Governors Bay Jetty has drawn people from far and wide to a magical seascape at the head of the harbour.

After the February 2011 quake, the jetty was closed to the public. In 2015, Governors Bay Jetty Restoration Trust was set up to save the jetty by running the project and raising money.

With the financial commitment of the Christchurch City Council to contribute half of the $3.5 million total project cost, but they need our help urgently to complete.

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PRIDE Fund

PRIDE Fund

The PRIDE Endowment Fund that will provide support and a positive profile to the LGBTQIA+ community, forever.

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Sports Inclusivity Fund

Sports Inclusivity Fund

A fund focused on developing a systematic approach to increase diversity and inclusion in sport, with an emphasis on aiding ethnic minorities to participate safely, and feel welcome, in the wider sporting community of greater Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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The Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund

The Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund

Our city has a proud history of women facilitating ground-breaking societal change. In order to recognise this, and to ensure this proud legacy continues, we have formed this fund to support women and girls in our city who are change-makers.

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Generation Give

Generation Give

Growing Future Growers. We bring you Generation Give with support from Jarden and Brannigans, which is a programme that helps grow the capability of young leaders with a particular passion for the not-for-profit sector. It is called Generation Give, and the honourable Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch is the Ambassador of the initiative.

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Philanthropy Internship

Philanthropy Internship

In 2022 The Christchurch Foundation offered a programme to help grow the capability of young professional leaders with a particular interest in the not-for-profit sector. It is called The Philanthropy Internship.

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Our People, Our City Education Fund

Our People, Our City Education Fund

The Our People, Our City Education Fund is a long-term legacy for the identified children of the Shaheed (those killed) and Bullet Injured in the mosque attacks on 15 March 2019 in Christchurch New Zealand.

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Earthquake Memorial Fund

Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Fund

11 years ago greater Christchurch changed forever. 11 years later we are ensuring this part of our story is never forgotten.

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Tūī Corridor Project

Tūī Corridor Project

Meridian and The Christchurch Foundation are planting Tūī Tucker throughout Christchurch to bring back the iconic sound of Tūī song to backyards.

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Christchurch Foundation Volunteers

Christchurch Foundation Volunteers

Join our Christchurch Foundation Volunteer database and be updated when there are new opportunities to volunteer in great Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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Where It's Needed Most - The General Fund

General Fund

You can make a general gift to greater Ōtahutahi Christchurch and we'll take all the work out of it and manage it for you.

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