Canterbury Charities 2023

Catalytic Community Fund raised $159,337 and donated to 39 outstanding frontline community organisations in the Canterbury region. Congratulations to the community charities from Canterbury and South Canterbury who received a Catalytic Foundation Grant in 2023.

Thank you to the Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury for hosting the award event in Timaru. It was encouraging to hear the stories about the work these frontline charities are doing in the Timaru and Waimate regions. 

  • Centrecare Counselling Waimate
  • English Language Partners Aoraki
  • South Canterbury Neighbourhood Support
  • Waimate District Resource Trust Incorporated
  • Family Support (South Canterbury) Inc

Thank you to Cavell Leitch for hosting the awards event in Christchurch to the charities listed below. It was wonderful to see all the charities together networking and sharing their experiences. All charities who have received Catalytic Grant funding in the last 2 years also receive a Catalytic endorsement and a letter of support, to help with further funding applications. 

Thank you to The Tindall Foundation, Drummond Trust and Catalytic payday donors who contribute to this very important regional fund.


  • La Vida Youth Trust
  • Project Esther Trust
  • Aviva (Christchurch Women's Refuge) 
  • Battered Women's Trust
  • Pillars Ka Pou Whakahou
  • Rangiora Youth Community Trust
  • Lyttelton Community House Trust
  • Bishopdale Community Trust
  • New Brighton Community Gardens Trust
  • Shirley Community Trust
  • Te Mapua Child and Youth Trust
  • Cholmondeley Children's Centre 
  • Graeme Dingle Foundation Canterbury
  • The Girl Guides Association NZ Inc.
  • Woolston Development Project Inc.
  • 180 Degrees Trust
  • Community Development Network Trust
  • Shoreline Youth Trust
  • Papanui Youth Development Trust
  • Victim Support Christchurch
  • Moana Vā - Navigators of Pacific Pride
  • Phillipstown Community Centre Chartitable Trust
  • Sumner Bay Union Trust
  • Blue Light Ventures Inc
  • Compassion Trust
  • Rachel's House Trust
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Community Toy Library Waimairi Incoporated
  • Wainoni-Avonside Community Services Trust
  • Drug-ARM Christchurch
  • Birthright Canterbury Trust