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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.

Dark Hampton Pride Scarf Collaboration

We were so thrilled to collaborate with Dark Hampton to create a scarf in support of our PRIDE Endowment Fund.

Grow your Impact

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!

Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury

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.

One Mother to Another Update

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.

Canterbury Women, Unite!

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.

PRIDE Ambassador Announced

We are thrilled to announce Eli Matthewson as our PRIDE Ambassador.

Measuring our Impact

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.

FY21 Annual Report

The 2021 Financial Year has been a productive year for the Christchurch Foundation.

2021 Kate Sheppard Women's Fund Grant Recipient

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.

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