The Christchurch City Council is calling for residents who have been doing it tough since the earthquakes to put forward their application for the Mayor’s Welfare Earthquake Relief Fund.
Mayor Bob Parker says this particular fund has been set up to provide assistance to individuals and families who are Christchurch residents, experiencing financial difficulties from the earthquakes.
“Anyone can apply, there is no personal income threshold for eligibility and funding can be granted up to $2500 per application. I encourage people to make the most of this opportunity and the chance to get a bit of financial help to ease them into the new year.”
All applications must be earthquake related and the applicant must be living in Christchurch. Applicants can receive assistance once from the fund.
A Sub-Committee currently chaired by Councillor Helen Broughton with representatives from Christchurch Methodist Mission, Pacific Island Evaluation & Canterbury Age Concern will assess the applications for funding.
This fund is separate from the Mayor's Welfare Charitable Trust Fund and the Christchurch Earthquake Mayoral Relief Fund.
To make an application and view the criteria please visit the Christchurch City Council website: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/homeliving/civildefence/chchearthquake/MayorsWelfareEarthquakeReliefFund.aspx