24th October 2012

Edgeware becomes first suburb to receive revitalisation funding

Edgeware Village businesses will get a $10,000 boost from the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust to help promote the business precinct and encourage shoppers to return to the area.

Edgeware is the first to receive funding from the $140,000 grant from the Trust, set up to revitalise earthquake-affected suburban precincts in Christchurch.

Edgeware Business Association spokesperson Chris Timbs says the funding will make a great difference to the precinct.

"With the extensive disruption in Edgeware, many locals have changed their habits and are now bypassing Edgeware,'' he said.

"This funding is going to help us turn that around by promoting Edgeware as the local village that is well and truly open again for business." 

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Up to $140,000 has been earmarked for the Canterbury Business Recovery to help revitalise earthquake affected business precincts through community engagement, marketing and the support of community events. This funding will be distributed by Recover Canterbury, through the Canterbury Business Recovery Trust.

Other suburban business groups interested in this initiative can contact Recover Canterbury 0800 50 50 96.