Not all funds are available all the time. Some open several times a year, others come up annually and still others provide one-off opportunities.

Check their Websites from time-to-time.

Community Info: Funding


These are some of the resources available to Halswell residents.

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The Rata Foundation (formerly Canterbury Community Trust) offer funding under a range of categories or sectors: Young People, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Heritage, Social Services, Education, Community and Economic Development, Environmental, and Sport and Recreation.  Each sector has its own closing date each year. 



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The Vodafone Foundation Canterbury Fund was established in partnership with the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust in 2011, to support the rebuilding of Christchurch. The aim is to make a positive, long term difference within Christchurch communities and be agile and flexible as needs emerge. Supporting youth is a major theme of the fund.


Website: Find out more HERE.


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The purpose of the Foundation is "To provide support that helps, grows, and enriches our communities".   The foundation has several funding closing dates.




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This foundation offers funding to young people in Canterbury between the ages of 15 and 23 for a wide range of projects.




Funds below are available through


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Strengthening Communities

The purpose of this fund is to support community focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch City area.

Website:Information HERE.

2016 applications, pending a review, open 1st March 2016 and Application Forms (currently unavailable at December 2015) may be downloaded from this link.

Discretionary Response

This fund aims to assist community groups where the project and funding request falls outside other council funding criteria and/or closing dates. This fund is also for emergency funding for unforeseen situations.  Applications open on 1st July and run until the fund has been used up.

Website: Find out more HERE.


Working Together More

This fund supports collaboration. It funds community groups that work together so they can make a greater difference within the communities they serve.

Applications Close:

April, July, October



Youth Development

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Other CCC Funding

Information is listed here Funding.


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