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Kate Sheppard Women's Fund Grant winners announced

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.

2021 Women's Fund Grant Applications have now closed

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!

Aspiring Actors Grant Winner Announced

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!

Foundation Ahead on Our Path to Operational Funding Independence

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.

The Sakinah Community Trust Launches

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.

First Gift Received by UK sister entity!

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.

Aspiring Actors Grant

Internationally acclaimed Shakespearian actor and writer Ben Crystal has given us a grant for a talented actor who needs a little cash to assist them pursue their craft.

Volunteers Needed for Our Next Tūī Corridor Planting

Join us on 16, 17 or 19 June preparing and planting trees at Living Springs.

Donations for Cyclone Gabrielle accepted through Community Foundations NZ

Our thoughts and immense aroha are with all NZ communities affected by cyclone Gabrielle, and other adverse weather events, over the past month. We are channeling all strength to you as you negotiate the challenging days, weeks and months ahead.

Nimble funding is exactly what our communities need right now. We know that it’s hard for individuals to know how to give donations well in an emergency situation, to know that your thoughtful gesture of care is going to the right place and will really make a difference. Effective funding into communities is what Community Foundations do. They have deep roots into communities, they have the knowledge and expertise to respond. See some of the best ways you can help with community response and resilience for the future here.

The Chair of The Christchurch Foundation receives a great honour

Our Chair, Humphry Rolleston, has become a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Breaking News: Charitable Status of our Sister Entity in the UK Achieved!

We are thrilled to share that our sister entity in the United Kingdom, The Christchurch Foundation New Zealand Ltd, has received its charitable registration.

New Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager Announced

Canterbury Cricket and Mainland Football are delighted to announce the appointment of Hussain Hanif to a newly created Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion Programme Manager role. The role has been funded from the Christchurch Foundation’s Sports Inclusivity Fund.

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