Trust grants $3m in Christchurch

9:41 pm on 18 September 2012

The Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted $3 million to recovery projects and community groups in Christchurch.

The biggest grant, of nearly $1 million, will help fund the construction of up to four temporary community facilities throughout the city.

These will provide meeting and recreational spaces for community groups and clubs.

As well, $900,000 is being given to four major social service providers, which have had an influx of vulnerable people since the earthquakes.

Age Concern Canterbury says the funding means the organisation can provide extra support for the increased number of elderly people struggling after the earthquakes.

A large portion of the remaining funding will be put towards fixing damaged sports facilities.

The trust has already committed nearly $50 million to community projects.