The Christchurch Foundation a is committed to measuring our impact. Rose Challies, an independent organisational impact expert, has conducted a review to see if we are an organisation that is making positive change. She is also working to assist us in the development of a framework on which to measure our impact annually.
The 2021 Financial Year has been a productive year for the Christchurch Foundation.
Joy is the co-founder and head of One Mother to Another, a grass roots charity which provides care packages to caregivers (particularly mothers) in hospital with their sick child. Joy runs the charity and has responsibility for finding products, packaging and delivery, recruiting volunteers, and running the day-to-day activities of the charity.
Introducing Lois Hill, Project Coordinator and Course deliverer of Bike Bridge another of our Kate Sheppard Women's Fund grant recipients this year.
Many New Zealander-born kiwis take bicycle riding for granted. Bike Bridge aims to make it possible for migrant and former refugee women, who may never have had the opportunity in their home countries, to own a bike and to be able to ride it with confidence.
Introducing Heather Milne as another of our Kate Sheppard Women's Fund recipients. Heather runs Christchurch Aunties and talks about her project here:
My project provides practical donations for over 8,000 women and children who have experienced family
violence in Christchurch. I mobilize 4,700 ‘Aunties’ throughout ChCh to make this happen, I hustle to get
supplies, and I manage an awesome team of volunteers.
Introducing Emily Cormack who is the co-manager for Regenerate Christchurch, a subsidiary of Cultivate Christchurch.
Regenerate is an initiative to support local whānau, rangatahi, and communities experiencing food insecurity to access high quality produce through learning with us and through our coaching team to grow their kia own in their backyards, or to have access through participation and being able to take home what is grown on our farm.
We were thrilled to announce the grant recipients at our recent High Tea event for the Kate Sheppard Women's Fund. These projects are truly inspiring and work so hard to improve people's lives in our community:
Emily Cormack, Regenerate Christchurch
Heather Milne, Christchurch Aunties
Joy Reid, One Mother to Another and
Lois Hill, Bike Bridge
We were very fortunate this year to have a corporate sponsor Evotek Technologies, a locally run, 30 year old family business who made the fourth grant possible.
Thank you applicants for your amazing applications and your energy for your projects. We have had an outstanding response and we are absolutely thrilled at the level of commitment by these good people in our community!
We were so impressed by the caliber of amazing talent in the greater Christchurch area. Click through to learn more about our grant winner - Phoebe Hurst!
Last week our Chief Executive, Amy Carter, met with the Christchurch City Council elected members and senior staff and asked for a reduction in the establishment grant for the 2022 and 2023 financial years.
Please click through to read a statement from Amy.
Empowering those most impacted by the shootings was something that both the Muslim communities of Ōtautahi and our donors desired as a positive outcome of 15 March 2019.
We are thrilled to share that our sister entity The Christchurch Foundation - NZ Ltd (based in the UK and a registered UK charity) has received its first major gift. The Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Trust is the beneficiary.