4 October 2013

Appeal Trust grants $1 million to new youth and community centre in Aranui

Artists impression Feb 2014Aranui photo courtesy of CCC

Christchurch City Council is to build a new facility for youth and community groups in Aranui – its first new community centre since the earthquakes – with the support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and Lion’s Club International Foundation.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted $1 million towards the new facility, which includes a $500,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trustee Dr Rod Carr says, “Trustees and the anonymous donor were very interested in funding a permanent community centre that particularly offers a place for Aranui youth where their activities such as rugby league and kapa haka practice can get back to normal. We look forward to building starting as soon as possible.”

Click here to read the full media release from the Christchurch City Council.