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Discretionary Response Fund Application

Before applying for funding your organisation must complete a Community Organisation Registration(external link) form.

Before you begin make sure you have read all the information on the Funding Process and Discretionary Response Fund pages of our website, as this will help you in completing your application.  If you are applying for the Place Partnership Fund, be sure to read all the information on the Place Partnership Fund page.


After you submit your application, you will receive an email with a funding request number on it.  

This may go to your spam/junk. The funding request number will begin with 0006xxxx".  If you do not receive an email with this number on it, your application has NOT been submitted.  Please log back in and check your application for errors.  After checking, if you have still not received an email with the funding request number on it, please contact the Funding Team on 03 941 5488.

How much funding are you requesting?
Name of group or organisation

Every organisation is required to register each year, you can complete your registration here.
If your information has changed you can email the changes to communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz or you can click here to complete the full Registration again.
Main contact details

Project Details

(Maximum of two paragraphs)

These are the outcomes we'll ask you to report back on

For example:
  • We will be open for five days a week, from 9am to 3pm
  • 50 of our volunteers will attend first aid training
  • We will increase the number of junior teams from 2 to 4
  • We will hold monthly information sessions at community libraries


Project Budget

Item Amount Further details

Item Total Cost Amount Requested Further details





(The above totals will automatically calculate)

Supporting Documents

You must attach the following supporting documents:

  • Verified bank account number e.g. deposit slip, bank statement 
  • Recent bank statement
  • Project budget
  • Annual accounts - please supply the most recent (if more than 12 months old also supply a recent financial update)
  • Certificate of Incorporation (if applicable)
If applicable to your project also attach:
  • Quotes - for services, goods and contracts
  • Job description - if applying for salary or wages
  • Volunteer description - a list of volunteers duties if you are applying for volunteer costs
  • Other supporting documents

If you do not attach the above supporting documents before submitting we will not be able to process your application.


Only attach documents in these formats; Word, PDF, Excel, JPEG

No individual file can exceed 5Mb all the files together can not exceed 38Mb. Files will not upload if you exceed these size limits.

If you have problems uploading documents or your files exceed 38Mb total you can email additional documents to communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz


I/we confirm that this application has been approved by the appropriate authorising body of the organisation, and that this has been minuted at an appropriate Board/Committee meeting.

I/we have read and accept the Christchurch City Council's Grant Terms and Conditions [PDF 30KB].

For the purpose of processing this application and assessing our group's eligibility, we authorise the Council to:

  • Collect information about this application and our group from, and disclose such information to, third parties; and
  • Collect, retain, use and disclose personal information about individuals who are noted in this application. We confirm we have consent to authorise this.

I/we solemnly declare that the details contained in this application are true and correct to the best of our knowledge and we have authority to commit to the above conditions.

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