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Scholarships available for Female Entrepreneurs

In New Zealand, only about 1 in 5 start-ups are led by women. 85% of venture capital goes to men.

The Christchurch Foundation is lucky enough to work with an incredible donor, Joy Shivas who will be giving several scholarships of $10,000 to female entrepreneurs. Joy knows that our future will be forged by today’s entrepreneurs, and she is passionate about supporting more women to get involved in this important mahi.

Read more to apply for one of our scholarships.

FY22 Impact Report

The Christchurch Foundation has secured the services of Rose Challies to develop a comprehensive framework that can measure and report back on the work the Foundation does.

FY22 Annual Report

On December 14th we held our AGM and released our inaugural Impact Report for the 2022FY (ending 30 June). 

This year was for us, like many, mixed.  The global pandemic impacted our planned activity but also provided us with opportunities to support our community when it needed it most.

Andy Ellis named as Ambassador for Green Philanthropy Fund

We are excited to welcome Andy Ellis as our Ambassador for the Green Philanthropy fund.

Fund Launched to support positive environmental change in Waitaha Canterbury

Last week we launched the Green Philanthropy Fund to help support the innovators in Waitaha Canterbury.

03 Gin inspired and flavoured by Canterbury’s ecology released for Summer

We have collaborated with The Spirits Workshop (makers of Curiosity Gin) to create a series of three gins inspired and flavoured by Canterbury, the first of which can be purchased online at 03gin.nz.

2022 Women's Fund Grant Recipient

One of our key areas of support is to help foster Canterbury’s future leaders. Nadia Edmond is only 21 but she is an inspiring young women, who we think is a courageous leader and someone to watch as part of our city’s future. As a 3rd year engineering student she has shown courage and determination in supporting her peers through gender discrimination and struggles with mental health.

2022 Women's Fund Grant Recipient

Michele started Christchurch Paeony to provide a natural pathway to social inclusion, especially for older Chinese women in Christchurch. As a member of the Horticultural society, she was asked to create a New interest club, and she long been encouraging them to be more socially inclusive.

2022 Women's Fund Grant Recipient

Andrea started Baby Basics, fulfilling a passion to offer at home breastfeeding and infant feeding support to families in Christchurch. Andrea is a paediatric nurse, a breastfeeding support counsellor and a mother of three. She offers parents one-on-one coaching and workshops to make parenting easier and more joyful for parents and their babies.

Applications for 2022 Women's Fund Now Open

Overview: Women’s Fund Grants Now Open: Calling all female champions, campaigners and change-makers! We’re thrilled to announce that it’s that time of the year again, where we can start searching for another three fabulous Wahine working at the grassroots in our city to inspire future female leaders.

Kahukura Tickets on Sale Now!

Support our PRIDE Endowment Fund and come party with us at Kahukura! 🏳️‍🌈

The event is designed to unashamedly raise money for the PRIDE Endowment Fund, our legacy of support for greater Ōtautahi, Christchurch's rainbow community

Generation Give is back!

On the 5th of May, 26 students will come together and begin a 20 week programme that will teach them key skills about Philanthropy and the not-for-profit/ purpose-lead sector.

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