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The aim of this funding category was to assist young people to continue to have access to educational and skills development opportunities despite the disruption of the earthquakes. The category focussed on children up to the age of 18 years.
The Trust received advice about priorities from the Ministry of Education, but did not replicate Ministry funding. 

 

Projects funded   

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  • Pacific Festival for Canterbury Students
  • Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust
  • Phoenix Venturer Unit
  • Qtopia Inc.
  • Rata Counselling Centre
  • Redcliffs Primary School
  • Redcliffs Public Library Inc.
  • Scouting New Zealand
  • Shoreline Youth Trust
  • South City Youth Trust
  • Southern Ballet Theatre Trust
  • Sport and Recreation Hubs
  • St Albans Community Preschool
  • St. Paul's School
  • Strengthening the Youth Sector
  • Study Centres
  • Sumner Bays Union Trust
  • Te Ora Hou Otautahi
  • Te Waka Huruhurumanu ki Otautahi
  • The Concert 'A Concerted Effort'
  • The JUST YOUTH
  • The Muse Community Music Trust
  • University of Canterbury Outreach Programmes
  • Video Conferencing Facilities in Schools
  • White Elephant Trust
  • Youth Alive Trust
  • Youthline Central South Island
  • Youthtown Inc.
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    Pacific Festival for Canterbury Students

    The Trust provided $25,490 to help the annual sPACIFICally PACIFIC festival go ahead, after the 2011 event had to be cancelled because of the impact of the earthquake.

    This is a major event on the Pacific calendar which brings Pacific communities together to celebrate their culture, community and successes.

    Canterbury students could once again reconnect and engage with their communities, families, cultural leaders and schools at the festival, thanks to support from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. Many of these students and their families come from the eastern suburbs which were significantly impacted by the earthquake.

    The festival kicked-off with a Pasifika Education Church Service and Awards at the Samoan Congregational Christian Church and culminated in the major Polyfest celebration at the 3000-seat CBS Arena on 17 May 2012. Other events included an Emerging Pasifika Leaders breakfast, Pacific Youth Rally, careers expo and Pasifika speech competitions. More than 20 schools from across Canterbury and from Blenheim performed at Polyfest, cheered on by their families. The Appeal Trust funds enabled free entry for students and their families to the Polyfest.

    Phillipstown Community Centre Charitable Trust

    $5,000 to repair asphalt in the car park which was damaged by liquefaction and extend asphalt in playground area. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Phoenix Venturer Unit

    $6,000 to fund repairs to the scout hall including toilets, water pipes and doors. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Qtopia Inc.

    $13,000 contribution to securing, fitting out and operating a centrally located, visible premises which is easily accessed to provide a space in which the youth groups are able to meet and support young people. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Rata Counseling Centre

    $25,000 To fund a youth counselor for young people aged 10-25 years after increased demand following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Redcliffs Primary School

    $3,850 for sound and lighting expenses for the school production, which due to the earthquakes will not be held at the school, this will help bring the community together for a wonderful positive event. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Redcliffs Public Library Inc.

    $50,000 to help rebuild of the Redcliffs Public Library building which was damaged in the earthquakes and subsequently demolished. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    A further $50,000 was granted towards relocating a replacement building for the former library demolished following the earthquakes.


    Scouting New Zealand, Mount Pleasant Sea Scout Group

    $5,000 for repair of earthquake damaged block wall. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Shoreline Youth Trust

    $19,240 to fund an increase in youth worker hours in response to increased demand following the quakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    South City Youth Trust

    $7,480 for a youth work salary that will allow the South City Youth Trust to continue increased post-earthquake youth work hours at Hagley Community College. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Southern Ballet Theatre Trust (SBT)

    $25,000 to fund lighting equipment in the new premises (they had to move venues following the quakes). This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Sport and Recreation Hubs

    The Trust has provided $180,630 to help deliver programmes of sport and recreation activities for young people during 2011. Sport Canterbury managed the secondary school activity hubs.

    Trustee Dr Rod Carr said: "The earthquake of 22 February caused major damage to schools in central Christchurch and the eastern suburbs. Recreation facilities across the region were also badly hit. Young people have lost opportunities for sport and other extra-curricular activities."

    "Some schools are operating morning and afternoon shifts, limiting student access to facilities and grounds. As an example of the disruption in extra curricular activity, Cashmere High School (hosting Linwood College) has had to cancel its annual school production for the year."

    "Recreation Hubs will be in areas that maximise student access (before or after school) without the need for additional transport. Access to facilities and venues will be coordinated to ensure all young people have a range of opportunities."

    Actitivites varied across the hubs and over the weeks, but included a range of sport - basketball, badminton and fencing - and other activities like gym training sessions, guitar and master-chef lessons.

    Sport Canterbury have identifed the following benefits for students:

    • safety and stability
    • engagement and connections
    • enjoyment and stress release
    • active participation contributing to overall health and well-being.

    St Albans Community Preschool

    $12,305 to fund repairs to the outside play area that sustained significant damage in the quake. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    St Paul’s School

    $81,000 for the provision of equipment and tuition assistance for this school which has had to move several times as a result of the earthquakes.

    This fund was contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here.

    Strengthening the Youth Sector

    $330,500 to provide care and support to youth workers and youth organisations who have been struggling to support greater volumes of young people with more complex issues since the earthquakes. The Appeal Trust funds will provide all youth workers the opportunity to have training and supervision, as well as strengthen their vital networks.

    The $330,500 grant – supported by local Councils, CERA and the Ministry of Youth Development, Ministry of Education, Family and Community Services – will over the next two years allow for Youth Workers to access professional supervision, counselling and those youth organisations that are struggling will get additional support. Volunteers who help youth organisations will get more support, while Youth Work support networks will be established in Christchurch suburbs. The grant will also help build the capacity of youth councils and reference groups so that young people are better able to have a collective voice in the rebuild of Christchurch.

    Study Centres

    $20,000 towards the cost of establishing study centres at three secondary schools:

    • Papanui High School
    • Linwood High School
    • Shirley Boy's High School

    These study centres provide a venue for students to study and prepare for tests and obtain tutoring where the double use of classrooms at these site-sharing schools has meant that normal rooms for these activities are not available within the schools themselves.

    This fund was contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here.

    Sumner Bays Union Trust

    $15,000 funding for the operation of Redcliffs Community Shed which incorporates a youth mentoring scheme led by local seniors. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Te Ora Hou Otautahi

    $47,901 to support the outfitting, purchase and development of alternative office space, for the Youth Work Team and Te Kaupapa Whakaora Alternative Education program, to replace office space that was red stickered in the earthquake. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Te Waka Huruhurumanu ki Otautahi

    $12,230 to repair and remove hazards in the outside play area damaged in the quakes, providing a safe environment once again for the tamariki of both community users and students of CPIT. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

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    Up to $50,000 for costs of hosting The Concert ‘A Concerted Effort’ on Saturday 3 November 2012 at AMI Stadium in Addington, an initiative of the Volunteer Army Foundation (the Student Volunteer Army). Includes funding donated by the UK Appeal Trust. 

    3500 attended The Concert, the first non-sporting event at the new multi-purpose AMI stadium, to hear a line up of New Zealand's leading music artists.

    Ticketholders had to complete four hours of volunteer work to gain entry to the eight-hour music and entertainment festival, which added up to around 45,000 hours of volunteer work, in an incredible display of generosity and hard work of young Cantabrians.

    Photo courtesy of The Concert: A Concerted Effort.

    The JUST YOUTH

    $4,000 to replace equipment damaged in the quakes including a pool table, sports gear and musical equipment. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    The Muse Community Music Trust

    $10,000 to fund musical instruments for the new mobile resource centre. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    University of Canterbury Outreach programmes

    $50,000 to support the University of Canterbury Outreach programme which involves an enhanced outreach, engagement and mentoring programme for students in selected high schools.

    $10,000 to assist with the UCMe XL Programme for 2012 (an outreach eXtra Learning programme designed for Pacific students).

    $25,000 to assist with the UCMe A+ Programme: A continuation of the outreach and liaison activity to prepare and encourage Pacific students from low-decile schools to study at the University of Canterbury.

    These funds were contributed by the America New Zealand Association (ANZA). For a full list of ANZA funded projects click here. 

    Video Conferencing Facilities in Schools

    The Trust has allocated $156,000 towards a project to place video conferencing facilities in Christchurch schools.

    Managed by the Greater Christchurch Schools Network (GCSN), the project will address the serious shortage of teaching staff in Christchurch schools by allowing teachers to connect with students in a number of schools through video conferencing.

    “The facilities will be used to enable students to share specialist teachers and will mean they have a full range of subjects open to them,” says GCSN project director Carol Moffatt.

    Rolls in Christchurch schools have declined following the earthquakes, meaning many schools will lose teachers and won't be able to provide a full curriculum for their students in 2012. In particular, subjects such as sciences, physics, chemistry, senior mathematics, technology and languages are expected to suffer teacher shortages.

    White Elephant Trust

    $20,000 to fund feasibility study and youth survey for the new youth centre in the city. The loss of youth spaces and activities has led to increased demand. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    Youth Alive Trust

    $25,000 to fund a Programme Manager to support multiple programmes in east Christchurch. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    This joint Vodafone Foundation and Appeal Trust grant is in addition to another larger grant of $534,000 of Appeal Trust funds to the Youth Alive Trust, which will go towards funding additional staff and programmes.  

    Youthline Central South Island

    $20,000 to fund training programmes for Youthline Christchurch – the team have been off the phones since the February earthquake when the premises were lost and now require refresher training and training on the new technology. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    A further $6,000 to replace items for Youthline volunteer counsellors. The organisation lost everything through the quakes and all resources are having to be replaced. This fund was also contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.


    Youthtown Inc.

    $10,000 to fund a new full time permanent position in the Christchurch Branch to establish and continue youth programmes in the East of Christchurch for teenagers. There has been a significant increase in demand in East Christchurch.  This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.