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

    06 March, 2014

    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.

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  • Iwi Housing Project Response to Post Earthquake Demand

    01 January, 0001

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is delighted to announce the completion of its Addington housing project. The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes. The iwi led project has been completed in partnership with The Rata Foundation and Te Puni Kōkiri. Community social housing provider Comcare will be responsible for managing and tenancy of the houses and providing tenant support on an ongoing basis.

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  • Rata Foundation approves funding of over $1.5 million to Canterbury sport and recreation

    01 January, 0001

    Rata Foundation (formerly The Canterbury Community Trust) has announced funding of $1,591,248 to Canterbury's sports and recreation sector. This is against funding requests of $3,189,429 and comes with a note of caution from the funder. "New Zealand has traditionally had high participation rates in sport for both adults and young people but there are emerging trends which suggest this might not always be the case. As a funder we need to make sure our priorities align with the needs of the community, particularly in relation to growing participation in areas of our communities where greater barriers exist or participation is low." "Demand always exceeds the budget available. Applicants and the public need to realise our budget is limited and we ask them to look hard at our funding priorities when thinking of applying", says Louise Edwards, Chief Executive of Rata Foundation. Foundation.

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