Sustainability Fund Now Open

The Christchurch City Council’s Sustainability Fund is now open – applications close Monday 27 September 2021, with decisions expected in December.

The main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Christchurch are shown below.

We a looking to support community, school, social enterprise and business ideas that help cut emissions and grow resilience in Christchurch.

The Councils newly adopted Climate Resilience Strategy contains 10 Climate Action Programmes.

We want to support practical projects within the action areas listed below.

For more information and to apply please visit the Sustainability Fund website

April 2021, Round 2 Funding decisions

If you applied to the Sustainability Fund before April 2021 then funding decisions are expected on Wednesday 28 July.

Your application has been reviewed by the evaluation panel, been fully explored in a Councillor workshop and will be decided by the Sustainability and Community Resilience Committee meeting on 28 July.

Because the Council dedicated all meetings during May and June to hearing submissions and finalising the 21-31 Long-Term Plan and the Climate Strategy our approval process has been delayed.

We will notify you once the decisions have been made and soon after establish grant funding agreements with the successful applicants.

Thank you for taking the time to apply to this Fund – we look forward to working with you in the future.

Keep up the great work, helping to make Christchurch a great place to live for generations to come.

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