Other sources of funding

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has allocated available funds to projects and is no longer receiving requests for funding.  

There are a number of alternative funding providers, for more information on what ones you may be eligible for, see the chart below or visit the Funding Information Service website for an overview of available funding options relevant to your specific project or initiative.

For other types of assistance, including counselling services, business recovery, accommodation and health and safety support, see other kinds of support, or visit the Ministry of Social Development website.


Funding Provider 

Key Focus

Economic Revitalisation Education/Youth Hardship/Spiritual & Faith Heritage & Culture Sport & Recreation
Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund
Small grants supporting grass-root organisations addressing earthquake related needs in their own communities.

Canterbury Social Support Fund
Trauma counselling services, coordination and case management for families with multiple problems, and critical community-based social services responding to the Canterbury earthquakes.

Canterbury Earthquake Heritage Building Fund 
Assistance to owners of listed heritage buildings and character buildings to repair damage caused by the earthquakes in the Canterbury region since September 2010.

The Canterbury Business Recovery Trust Fund
Support for businesses affected by the earthquakes - This could include assistance with costs for relocating, IT and telecommunication, or access to expert advice.

Lottery Grants & Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
Support for local initiatives, projects, activities and community services.

Rotary Neighbourhood Project
Small grants for locally initiated projects that contribute towards improving wellbeing and building resilient communities and neighbourhoods. Grants are between $500 and $4,000.



Canterbury Community Trust Special Fund
Special Fund includes: Social Housing Partnership Fund ($10 million); Ngai Tahu Partnership Fund ($2 million); Rebuild Community Fabric Fund ($6 million); Event Development Fund for community events and programmes, and major events ($1.9 million); A Regional Fund ($5.1 million) will be made available to the Trust’s other regions, being Nelson/Marlborough and the Chatham Islands.




Funding Information Services


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 Canterbury Community Trust