HSF iconHardship/Spiritual and Faith

The Trust collaborated with agencies and organisations which have primary responsibility for responding to immediate hardship-related needs to identify clear gaps for further support. The Trust utilised existing agencies to disburse funds. Assisted with core community facilities and infrastructure to help relieve the hardship of those most affected by the earthquakes.

 

Projects funded   

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  • Assistance with School Uniforms
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Christchurch
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury
  • Boosting Residential Advisory Services
  • Burwood Community Church Trust
  • Canterbury Regional Clubs
  • Catapult Employment Services Trust
  • Catholic Social Services Christchurch
  • CCS Disability Action Canterbury & West Coast Inc.
  • Child Cancer Foundation
  • Cholmondeley Children's Home
  • Christchurch Community House
  • Christmas 2011 Support Package
  • Community Law Canterbury
  • Crossfire Trust
  • Depression Support Network (DSN)
  • Eastern Vision
  • Feasibility Study for Temporary 'Cardboard Cathedral'
  • Financial Info, Tools & Resources for Canterbury Residents  
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  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Let's Find & Fix initiative (CanCERN)
  • Mt Pleasant Community Centre
  • Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre & Residents
  • National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges
  • Ngati Tuwharetoa KI Otautahi Charitable Trust
  • OSCAR Network in Christchurch Inc.
  • Petersgate Trust
  • Project Esther
  • Relieving Hardship
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
  • Seabrook McKenzie Trust for Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Small Grants for Dependants of the Deceased & Severely Injured
  • Social Service Providers
  • Spencerville Community Hub
  • St George's/Iona Presbyterian Parish
  • St John Ambulance
  • St John of God Hauora Trust 
  • St Michael and All Angels Parish Trust
  • Summer Community Meeting Spaces
  • Summer Events
  • "Summer of Fun" in 2014 and 2015
  • Supporting children’s psychosocial needs
  • Temporary Community Facilities
  • The NZ Science & Technology Charitable Trust
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    Habitat for Humanity

    $21,008 to fund a project manager dedicated to the Home Quake Repairs project, to coordinate volunteers. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    Let’s Find & Fix initiative (CanCERN)

    Up to $100,000 to fund temporary repairs to uninsured houses in time for the 2014 winter.

    Mt Pleasant Community Centre

    $500,000 towards a permanent rebuild of the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre which was demolished in May 2012 after sustaining severe damage in the 22 February and subsequent earthquakes.

    Mount Pleasant Memorial Community Centre and Residents Association Inc.

    $25,000 to fund the design phase and concept development plans for the new Mt Pleasant community memorial centre. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges

    $633,900 of Appeal Trust funds have been allocated to the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges to support the needs of increased demand after the earthquakes.   

    Ngati Tuwharetoa KI Otautahi Charitable Trust

    $6,000 towards support for whanau displaced through the earthquakes and encouragement back into education, sports and employment. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    OSCAR Network in Christchurch Inc.

    $6,495 for training to increase competency and capacity of OSCAR (Out of School Care And Recreation) programme staff across Christchurch to deal with the effects of trauma on children and whanau in out of school programmes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here. 

    Petersgate Trust

    $5,000 to provide counselling for young people coping with the effects of the earthquakes and aftershocks. There are an increased number of people seeking these services due to earthquake stress. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Project Esther

    $23,468 to fund an additional familysupport for single mums – there has been a 50% increase in demand in this service since the earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Relieving hardship

    Up to $2.84 million towards projects that benefit people still struggling as a result of the earthquakes, via social services and advisory services.

    Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

    $10,000 towards cost of providing counselling and support services to blind and partially sighted, vision and hearing impaired or Deafblind young people in Canterbury, particularly in response to EQ related issues. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Seabrook McKenzie Trust for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)

    $25,000 funding for a psychologist to help children and families work through anxiety issues resulting from ongoing earthquake stress; providing strategies to build resilience.  Over 600 people of all ages attend Seabrook so this access is of real community benefit. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    Small Grants for Children of the Deceased and Severely Injured

    The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has made up to $680,000 available for the provision of a grant of $5000 each to dependants of those who died as well as 26 people who were severely injured in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

    The small grants programme is being administered by the Red Cross on behalf of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust. As at 17 February 2012, 71 applications totalling $355,000 have been received and paid.

    Those who lost a parent or were seriously injured have endured devastating life changes as a result of the earthquakes. These small grants, on behalf of our donors, acknowledge the huge emotional and physical impact the earthquakes have had on these people. 

    Spencerville Community Hub

    Up to $150,000 to provide a new facility for community groups that lost important facilities in the earthquakes.

    Social Service Providers

    Up to $900,000 to support four established, major social service providers with funding so they can quickly deliver more support to people experiencing hardship as a result of the earthquakes – including children, families, vulnerable adults and older people.

    The four providers are: Age Concern, Anglican City Mission, Methodist Mission and Presbyterian Support. 


    St George's/Iona Presbyterian Parish

    $6,290 to purchase of a marquee to use for worship services and community engagement activities on the site of Iona Presbyterian Church/Hall due to the buildings being damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

    St John AmbulanceSt John PM inside ambulance.jpg

    The Trust has granted St John $2.8 million to replace equipment lost following the Christchurch earthquakes.

    Since 4 September 2010 St John has, like many organisations and individuals, suffered a considerable strain on its resources. St John will use the grant to repair and replace vital equipment including ambulances, stretchers, protective gear for ambulance officers and advanced communications equipment, which were lost or damaged in the earthquakes.

    Dr Rod Carr receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from St John 2.JPGThe funding will support St John's mass casualty incident (MCI) deployment and augments their capacity to deal with major incidents.

    St John officially launched their newest Command Unit vehicle on September 26th 2012, which was purchased as part of the $2.8 million St John received from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust last year.

    David Thomas, General Manager South Island, said the Trust's support was exceptional. "Because of the $2.8 million grant from the Trust, we were able to purchase a great deal of emergency equipment, including the Command Unit and several ambulances. We are very grateful and appreciative of this support."

    St John of God Hauora Trust t/a St John of God Waipuna

    $24,980 to fund a Youth Housing worker 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.

    St Michael and All Angels Parish Trust

    $10,000 towards repair and restoration of the historic Bevington pipe organ, which was installed in 1873 but sadly extensively damaged in the earthquake on 22nd February 2011. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.

     

    Summer Community Meeting Spaces

    $31,000 to repair community meeting spaces for immediate use this summer, including:Summer Community Meeting Spaces

    Roy Stokes Community Hall in New Brighton
    up to $14,000 towards urgent repairs to the floor, ceilings and bathrooms.

    Central New Brighton School swimming pool
    $9,000 to hire toilets and changing facilities during the summer months. Installing these temporary facilities makes the pool available for use by the New Brighton community at nights and during weekends, for a small fee.

    Project Lyttelton community garden meeting space
    $8,000 to repair the damaged retaining wall. Project Lyttelton’s community plan identifies this as a high priority.

    Summer EventsSt Lukes Summer Event

    $136,000 to enable communities across the city to run, co-ordinate and promote neighbourhood events to enjoy during the whole summer. More than 40 free ‘Fun Days’ are being put on by a number of different community organisations, churches, the YMCA and various residents’ groups over the summer months, delivering a full Summer of Fun programme, in coordination with CERA.

    See www.bethere.co.nz or the ‘Choice Chch' Facebook page for more detail about specific events and locations.

     

    "Summer of Fun" in 2014 and 2015

    $400,000 for over 60 “Summer of Fun” events throughout greater Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts in 2014 and 2015. The purpose of these events is to foster community connectedness, wellbeing and resilience among the population. Run by the YMCA, the Methodist and Anglican Churches, and other community organisations, and is supported by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

    Supporting children’s psychosocial needs

    Up to $1.5 million to help address the increasing psychosocial needs of children, young people and their families post earthquakes, through major social service providers including Barnardos, Early Start, Family Help Trust, Methodist Mission, Presbyterian Support and Wellbeing North Canterbury Community Trust. 

    Temporary Community Facilities

    Up to $980,000 to provide up to four temporary community facilities in Christchurch. These facilities will provide meeting and light recreational spaces for community groups and clubs as identified by local communities.

    This grant includes:

    1. Up to $233,000 to help the Belfast community to build a new transitional centre for the 15 organisations that provide local services including after-school and holiday programmes, playgroup, youth groups, community meals, and many other activities. The UK Appeal Trust is contributing $100,000 to this project.
    2. Up to $120,000 to help Opawa residents build a new transitional centre for their popular community programmes and activities that were previously held in the Risingholme Community Centre Hall.


    The New Zealand Science and Technology Charitable Trust

    $12,800 towards a dedicated teacher to coordinate the Mindball Interactive Exhibit in Christchurch, to support mental health resilience and strategies, in post earthquake Christchurch. This fund was contributed by the Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund. For a full list of the Vodafone Foundation funded projects click here.