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A short message from our Chair

Humphry Rolleston, our chair, shares our purpose.

Why does Brannigans partner with us?

Nick and Sally, the owners of Brannigans, explain more about why they give through The Christchurch Foundation in this short video.

Two New Ambulances for St John Christchurch

Two new ambulances gifted to St John Christchurch as a result of March 15 response

Teochew International Foundation and the Chao Shan General Association of New Zealand will donate two brand new ambulances to St John in Christchurch as thanks for the outstanding work ambulance officers did during the March 15 terror attack.

Women's Fund Application process for 2019 - now closed

Celebrating champions, campaigners and change-makers.
Applications are now open for the 2019 Women's Fund Awards.
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Our city has a proud tradition of women facilitating ground-breaking societal change. In order to recognise this, and to ensure that this proud legacy continues, we formed a fund to support women and girls in our city who are change makers.

Hilltop Hoods gift all Christchurch Concert Profits to Our People, Our City

We’re honoured to receive 100% of all ticket profits of this sold-out Christchurch show. They donated the whole lot to Our People Our City Fund to help the victims of the March 15 terror attacks.

August Update - Our People, Our City Fund

We are now in the middle of our Listening Project for Our People, Our City where the next of kin of the deceased, those that were shot and all other members of the Muslim communities of Christchurch are being asked to provide us with recommendations as to how the funds raised should be used.

We have also been reaching out around the world and New Zealand to other entities that have supported communities post a tragic event or terror attack to learn what we can from them.

Fantastic turnout at the Foundation's launch in the UK

We celebrated the launch of our UK Chapter at the New Zealand High Commission on the 4th of July in London.

Additional funds received to support Muslim communities and the families

We are pleased to announce that The Christchurch Foundation has received several large gifts from corporates and individuals outside of the Our People, Our City Fund.

Advisory Group announced to ensure Victims have input

The Christchurch Foundation today announced the establishment of an Advisory Group to listen to the Victims and Muslim communities, collate the feedback and present a set of recommendations to the trustees of the Foundation for the use of the Our People, Our City Fund.

Fund to be established for the severely harmed

The conclusion of Victim Support’s distribution of funds to the victims of the March 15 attacks based on their emergency short term needs today, marks the beginning of The Christchurch Foundation’s activity.

The Christchurch Foundation has gratefully accepted $421,000 of funds donated to Victim Support by two donors who specifically wished to support medium to long term plans for the severely harmed. These funds will be incorporated into the Foundation’s broader plans.

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