Community Fund


CIAL regularly receives 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 consider, therefore, whether the group or project will have direct benefit for the community.

When the recipients are agreed, their representatives are invited to Christchurch Airport to meet the other recipients and airport staff, to speak to the group about the way they will use the grant 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 CIAL'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 impact the grant will have on the community.

The next round of applications is now open and will close at noon on Friday 30th September 2016.


Please complete the application form and send with supporting documentation to or post to:

Community Fund Application

Christchurch International Airport Ltd

PO Box 14001

Christchurch 8544

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