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It is our aim to secure funds and then distribute them to changemakers, social enterprises and community leadership organisations that are working to deliver financial and socially measurable returns, in Ōtautahi Christchurch, whether its via projects or ongoing relationships.  

This could be in the form of start-up capital, equity stakes, underwrites, low interest loans or, in some cases, grants.

We are part of a growing global network that focuses on making greater Ōtautahi Christchurch better.  We have a sister organisation (The Christchurch Foundation) in Ōtautahi Christchurch whom we work alongside. We have formal agreements in place for them to provide us with both administration and distribution support.  They act on our behalf back in Aotearoa. This approach means that we help those of you that love our city to philanthropically invest on an informed basis, based on credible research, and with excellent networks on the ground. 

We are focused on Greater Christchurch, in New Zealand.  This is defined by the geographical districts of the Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and Selwyn District Councils in Canterbury, New Zealand.  However, we know that most people do not think in local government boundaries.  So, if you want to help a little further afield, we are happy to talk.