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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We were so thrilled to collaborate with Dark Hampton to create a scarf in support of our PRIDE Endowment Fund.
Want a hassle-free way to sort your donation rebates? And donate $5 to The Christchurch Foundation at no cost to you? Our partner, Supergenerous, makes it simple.
They’re a Kiwi social enterprise that simplifies the process for claiming and regifting donation tax rebates. No more tracking every donation you make or manually uploading receipts with the IRD. And for every new donor that signs up before the end of March, Supergenerous will also donate $5 to the Christchurch Foundation!
Erin and her team at Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury (PWC) have had a busy couple of years since winning our Women’s Fund award in 2020. Our grant allowed PWC to set up a new peer support programme to help whanau in Canterbury who are dealing with a decline in mental wellbeing following childbirth. Through their friendly meetups like coffee groups or playgroups, they reach those who are struggling and might not make it to more formal therapy. The supporters teach parents how to connect with their children and to get through the tough times.
Our Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund aims to support fabulous changemakers and Joy Reid is no exception. Her charity, One Mother to Another, received one of our awards late last year. Since then things have been moving at such pace and we wanted to let you know how your support has contributed to the flourishing of this beautiful initiative.
Our Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund was established to amplify the work of women and girls who are making change in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our aim is to seek out amazing community leaders so we can help them achieve their goals and use their stories to inspire others. With support from people like you, we can grow their impact.
We thought it timely to update you on one of our previous grant recipients, Jo Bailey and Beck Parnham who started Uniting Canterbury Women in response to the mosque terror attacks.
We are thrilled to announce Eli Matthewson as our PRIDE Ambassador.