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  • 22 August 2016

    Our New Kaumatua - Peter Mason

    “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Mason as Rātā Foundation’s Kautmatua,” says Roger Bridge, Chair of Rātā Foundation. “The Kaumatua role is new for our organisation and will tautoko (support) kaitiaki (trustees) and kaimahi (staff) in our endeavours to engage effectively with Māori communities with our takiwā (region) of Canterbury, Marlborough, Nelson and the Chatham Islands.” “This dedicated role ensures our commitment to Te Ao Māori. Peter will provide cultural leadership, support and advice to the Foundation especially in nurturing relationships with Iwi around our takiwā,” he says.

  • $243,250 to Marlborough organisations

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $243,250 to Marlborough organisations working in the community. This is compared to funding requests of over $350,360. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 23 August 2016

    $516,257 to Nelson organisations working in the community

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $516,257 to Nelson organisations working in the community. This is compared against funding requests of over $965,049. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 23 August 2016

    Collaborative partnerships feature prominently in $3.2m funding round

    In its first round of funding in 2016 under its new Funding Framework Rātā Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of over $3.2 million to Canterbury organisations working in the community. This is compared against funding requests of over $6.2 million. Chief Executive Louise Edwards says there had been a high demand under this round’s funding budget, particularly under the Foundation’s new Large Grant programme. “Having moved from a closing date driven form of funding to a new framework we knew demand for funding would be high, especially under the present community conditions.”

  • 01 August 2014

    Trust supports the Arts in Canterbury

    The Canterbury Community Trust had to make some tough decisions in this year’s arts and heritage sector funding. With a budget of $1.2 million to work with and requests for over $4.2 million it was never going to be an easy task – that equates to $1 granted for every $3.50 requested.

  • $1 swims for eastern suburbs

    Families in eastern suburbs will be able to swim close to home when Linwood Ave School opens its pools to the public on 6 December. Rawhiti Community Sport Inc, which opens the North New Brighton School pool after school hours and during summer holidays, will also run the Linwood pools.

  • Trust funds over $1.17 million to the Canterbury education sector

    The Canterbury Community Trust is pleased to announce it has approved donations to the Canterbury education sector of over $1.17million. Over a third of the 115 approved applications were from primary and secondary schools requesting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support.

  • $1.9 million to Canterbury Sporting Groups

    Collaboration amongst sporting groups and the community to make things happen in Christchurch is the latest emerging trend in the new post earthquake landscape states The Canterbury Community Trust in announcing their $1.9million funding of the Canterbury sports and recreation sector.

  • $2 million Ngai Tahu Partnership Fund MoU platform for social and affordable housing in Canterbury

    The Canterbury Community Trust and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu signed a memorandum of understanding this week which represents their collaboration around the delivery of The Trust's $2 million Ngai Tahu Partnership Fund as a platform for social and affordable housing in Canterbury.

  • Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

    By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.

  • 28 January 2015

    Community Support Gets Fanfare Installation Underway

    Installation of New Zealand’s largest public sculpture at the northern entrance to Christchurch City is set to go ahead in 2015 after the Canterbury Community Trust awarded a $100,000 grant toward the project. The sculpture, titled Fanfare has been commissioned by the Christchurch City Council and produced by SCAPE Public Art for the people of Christchurch, Canterbury and New Zealand.

  • 09 March 2015

    Sport & Recreation Sector

    Approved Donations – Canterbury Region February 2015

  • Trust Approves Funding To Meet Changing Needs Of Sport And Recreation Sector

    The Canterbury Community Trust announced that it has approved funding of $1,778,544 to Canterbury’s sport and recreation sector, to support those organisations and projects which best align with its new funding policy and the current changing landscape.

  • 29 May 2014

    The Canterbury Community Trust Connects With The Chatham Islands’ Community

    The Canterbury Community Trust has provided funding to the Chatham Islands for 26 years but the last twelve months has brought a deeper awareness and understanding within the Trust of the Chatham Islands’ challenges and opportunities that require unique, and at times innovative, solutions.

  • Trust Approves Funding Of $25,000 To The Chatham Islands

    The Canterbury Community Trust recently announced it has approved funding of $25,000 to assist groups working on behalf of the Chatham Islands community says the Trust’s Chief Executive, Louise Edwards.

  • 06 March 2014

    The Canterbury Community Trust approves $20,000 in response to Christchurch flooding

    The Canterbury Community Trust today approved $20,000 to be used to assist in the clean-up of the worst flooding to hit Christchurch in 100 years. The Trust chairperson Tracey Chambers said this money will be directed towards the clean-up of those areas worst hit in yesterday’s storm.

  • Canny Constructions underway in Christchurch

    Twelve teams of engineers, designers, construction experts and creative thinkers are busily building constructions from cans for the inaugural Canstruction competition which will feature for the first time as part of the Ellerslie International Flower show next month. At the end of he competition more than 30,000 cans of food will be donated to the Christchurch City Mission food bank.

  • Golden Oldies 2018 World Sports Festival coming to Christchurch

    Christchurch City Council and Vintage Sports Limited Events (VSL) are bringing the Golden Oldies World 2018 Sports Festival to Christchurch. The Golden Oldies 2018 World Sports Festival is a month long international celebration of Golden Oldies sports events including cricket, field hockey, rugby, football, golf, softball and netball.

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