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.