The 2018 funding was made to community projects that are aiding communities to recover from the significant Kaikoura and Christchurch earthquakes, specifically those targeting the replacement and/or restoration of quake-damaged buildings. 

The impact of the Christchurch and Kaikoura quakes felt in suburban and surrounding regions was considerable.  When an entire community is affected by a natural disaster, a community’s vulnerable populations are affected disproportionately. Recovery post-disaster is also about resilience. Resilience takes many forms; emotional, physical and economic, but in general those who were most vulnerable before a natural disaster remain the most vulnerable in its aftermath.

Due to the ongoing desire to build resilient communities, The Sutherland Self Help Trust is continuing our focusing of funding in this area. Previously provided grants supporting organisations that provide services for post-traumatic stress disorder and emergency relief in Kaikoura.

The 2018 funding focused on rebuilding community facilities to assist a return to a full range of normal community activities.

We have also listed the 4 relief fund grants paid in November 2016 in response to the earthquake.

Scargill Hall Pavilion Project

Upgrade of Scargill Cricket Pavilion to replace the critically damaged community centre.

$100,000

Waiau Community Pool

Replacement of Waiau School & Community Pool

$100,000

Knox Church & Hall

To purchase & strengthen Knox Church & Hall for the community

$50,000

Red Cross

Earthquake strengthening the Red Cross rooms in Blenheim

$25,000

Ward Community Hall

Repairing of Ward Community Hall

$50,000

Seddon Memorial

Repairing Seddon War Memorial

$10,000

Ward Memorial

Repairing Ward War Memorial

$10,000

Mayfair Kaikoura Community Theatre

Rebuilding of the Mayfair Theatre

$100,000

Kaikoura Community Pool

Replacement of Kaikoura Community Pool

$100,000

Nurse Maude

Rebuild of Nurse Maude Hospital post Earthquake

$350,000

Takahanga Marae

2016 Earthquake Relief

$20,000

Red Cross

2016 Earthquake Relief

$20,000

Kaikoura Mayors Relief Fund

2016 Earthquake Relief

$10,000

Federated Farmers

2016 Earthquake Relief

$10,000

Total Grants Amount:$955,000