Community Fund Grants 2015

Our Community Fund supports community projects and recently made grants to four community groups doing great work in our area.

Youthline Central South Island was created in 1970 to work with young people, their
families and others supporting young people. Its tag-line is "Changing lives" and that happens through volunteer and paid staff offering counselling and developing personal skills in the youth they engage with. The grant will help recruit more volunteers and train them as counsellors to offer phone, text and email counselling.

Rotary Club of Avonhead prides itself on its community service to make things better for
members of their communities. This year's focus and the work our grant will support is to work with the Christchurch Music Council on cultural events for young Christchurch people, including a free concert.

Rotary Club of Christchurch accepted the grant for Life Education. Your children may be among the 245,000 primary and intermediate children this trust visits each year, teaching kids some of life's most important lessons - to make informed choices about their health, respect others and learn to value themselves as well.

Christchurch Memorial Returned and Services Association will use our grant to help younger
veterans, many of whom struggle to get support despite having served their country. By the way, do you know anyone can join or visit the newly re-built RSA building in Armagh Street? The café and restaurant are both very good, so do go check it out.

Find out more about the Christchurch Airport Community Fund