CPP iconCommunity Permanent Projects

The aim of this portfolio was to fund smaller-scale permanent projects (valued at $100,000 or more) to make a positive difference primarily to local communities for 20-50 years and leave a legacy to the Appeal. Priority was given to small to medium scale, multi-purpose, collaborative projects that directly meet an earthquake-related need and are invested in the future of Canterbury.

Projects funded

New Youth and Community Centre for Aranui

Artists impression from CCC Feb 2014

$1 million towards a new Youth and Community Centre for Aranui. The eastern suburbs of Christchurch were hardest-hit by the earthquakes, and in Aranui two important local meeting spaces were lost; Wainoni Aranui Family Centre and Aranui Community Hall. With the help of $500,000 from an anonymous donor, Trustees granted $1 million towards a new permanent community centre for Aranui and in particular Aranui youth. This will provide a much needed resource to a very hard hit area, and enable youth activities like rugby league and kapa haka practices to get back to normal. $500,000 was generously donor-directed by an anonymous donor.


Pines Beach Kairaki Community HallPines Kairaki hall

$100 000 to go towards the rebuild of a multi-use community hall to replace the Pines Beach Kairaki Hall that was damaged in the earthquakes. 

Heathcote Community Centre

$721,000 towards the construction of a new centre to provide a focus area for the community and allow for pre-earthquake community activities to commence again in suitable premises. The centre will incorporate a library service as well as as space for communiy groups to book and use on casual basis. It will also be avaiable for community groups to book and use on casual basis. It will also be available to the neighbouring Spreydon and St Martins communities.