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 $20,000