Community Fund

 

Christchurch Airport regularly receives many requests for donations to charitable causes and/or sponsorship of community group activities or projects. Requests for such donations and sponsorships are made throughout the year and we aim to ensure consistency in the evaluation of Community Fund applications.

We are required to consider carefully whether the group or project will have direct benefit for community members, so are unable to simply fund running costs or wages. As your prepare your application, please make very clear to us the benefit to the community from the project you propose.

When the recipients are agreed, their representatives are invited to a function at Christchurch Airport to meet the other recipients and airport staff, to speak to the group about the project the grant will support and to have photos taken for their own and our use.

The Community Fund is made up of donations in various currencies collected in charity collection boxes around the airport, then topped up by Christchurch Airport's own contribution. Applications are reviewed twice a year by a small committee and recipients selected as a result. There is no set amount for the grants and each is made based on factors including fund availability, requests by applicants and assessment of the benefit to the community.

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND PROJECTS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN AWARDED GRANTS TOTALLING $45,000

  • 18 AVON SQUADRON AIR TRAINING CORPS for new hand held radios
  • AOTEAROA HISPANIC ASSOCIATION for Latino week events
  • BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS OF CHRISTCHURCH to train new mentors for young people
  • BRILLIANT + AMAZING + WRITERS + MOTHERS for a writers' retreat
  • CHEVIOT COMMUNITY TRUST to help set up a community house for various community activities
  • CHRISTCHURCH PETANQUE CLUB to host the Oceania Petanque Championship which brings 12 international teams to ChristchurcH
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NETWORK TRUST to set up drop in centres for schoolchildren in West Melton and Halswell
  • DELTA COMMUNITY SUPPORT TRUST to help pay for a Christmas party for 200 intellectually disabled adults
  • HEARING SUPPORT CHRISTCHURCH to pay for a tear-drop flag so people can find their new premises
  • GRAEME DINGLE FOUNDATION CANTERBURY to enable a second team to deliver the Kiwi Can programme to children in the east of the city
  • LITTLE SPROUTS to buy merino sleeping bags given to babies of vulnerable Christchurch families
  • NEW BRIGHTON COMMUNITY GARDENS to extend their programme which teaches children in eastern suburbs how to cook from a garden they grow
  • NO 17 SPREYDON AIR TRAINING CORP the donation to Exercise Takahe will teach 60 children bushcraft in Arthur's Pass
  • OTAUTAHI CREATIVE SPACES TRUST to buy art materials for creative wellbeing programmes in Christchurch East
  • PERSON TO PERSON HELP TRUST to subsidise a parenting course for North Canterbury
  • PILLARS INCORPORATED a mentoring programme for children of prisoners
  • PREGNANCY HELP CANTERBURY TRUST to buy more baby equipment for loan to families in need
  • RANGIORA FESTIVAL OF COLOUR support for the community event to be held next March
  • ROLLESTON SCOUT GROUP chilly bins to keep food chilled during scout activities
  • THE COMMUTING BOOK to establish QR codes on buses so people can access short stories to read on devices while travelling
  • THE PINC & STEEL CANCER REHABILITATION TRUST to support NZ's only provider of cancer rehabilitation
  • WAIPARA ADVENTURE CENTRE renovating a donated classroom to become bunk rooms for outdoor training
  • YOUTH PATHWAYS for the CHAMPS programme to get at-risk children into sport

 

Applications for the March round of grants has closed. Applications for the next round of grants closes at noon on Friday 7 September 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the Application Form and email with supporting documentation to sponsorship@cial.co.nz

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