Community Boards offer neighbourhood funding
10 August 2007
Christchurch Neighbourhood Week returns from 26 October to 4 November encouraging local residents to get to know the people who live close to them.
To help facilitate community-spirited events, the Christchurch City Council’s six city community boards are supporting those who want to run community events and activities to bring their neighbourhoods together with a small subsidy.
The subsidy is available for groups who apply for funding before 21 September.
Neighbourhood Week is about saying hello to your neighbours, chatting to them over the fence, inviting them in for a cuppa or hosting a local gathering. It is time to reclaim your neighbourhood and make a difference.
"Neighbourhood Week provides Christchurch residents with the opportunity to help build stronger communities to help address issues of loneliness, fear of crime, a lack of security and isolation," said Council Community Support Manager Catherine McDonald.
"Good neighbourhood support is recognised as helping to create communities where people feel safe and love to live, work and play."
Past events organised by the community have included barbecues, morning teas, street parties, shared dinners, working bees, colouring competitions, family fun days, neighbourhood planting days, open days at community centres and community gardens and community walks. If it brings your neighbourhood together, then your local Community Board would like to hear from you.
Neighbourhood Week is a Christchurch initiative that was first held in 1998. It is now promoted throughout Canterbury by Neighbourhood Support.
To apply for funding for your neighbourhood event, pick up an application form from the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices in Tuam Street, from one of the City’s Service Centres, at your local library or download the form at www.ccc.govt.nz/programmes/neighbourhoodweek
If you require any more information about Neighbourhood Week call 941 8999 and ask for your local Community Board contact or visit the website
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