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We thank our major funding partners for their generous support, investment and mentoring.

  • Christchurch City Council
    The Christchurch City Council have provided funding through the Community Arts Development Fund, the Community Resilience Partnerships Fund, Strengthening Communities Fund, and Discretionary Fund. We appreciate the relationship we have with the Linwood Central Heathcote Community Board. Christchurch City Council recently adopted Toi Ōtautahi, the Christchurch Arts Strategy, of which hauora wellbeing is one of four pou (pillars).  

  • Community Organisations Grant Scheme (CoGs)
    CoGs have provided a three-year grant to support staff mental wellbeing and capacity building, including supervision, cultural support and training in suicide prevention. 

  • Creative New Zealand
    After funding the research and consultation phase, Creative New Zealand has provided support and mentoring through Community Arts Development Fund grants, an Earthquake Recovery grant, and Toi Rangatahi Engagement Fund grant for Unleashed!, supporting young people with experience of mental distress.

  • Hugo Charitable Trust
    At the time of the launch of the Hugo Charitable Trust, we were nominated to receive a generous donation and received further support in 2018 towards our pastoral care and mentoring of artists, and supporting young people.

  • Lottery Community Fund
    Lottery Community provided two-year funding towards core operating costs and Te Korimako whānau programme supporting Takata Whaiora.  

  • Ministry of Social Development
    In 2017 we received a grant from the Social Connection Earthquake Recovery Fund for our creative in libraries.

  • Rātā Foundation
    The Rātā Foundation have provided funding and mentoring from 2015, including three-year funding towards our core operating costs. We also received support from their Think Bigger Fund to enable us to engage professional fundraisers to develop a fundraising strategy.

  • Red Cross
    In 2017 we received support to build social connection and wellbeing through creative stations in libraries, and our studio groups at Room 5. This grant also enabled us to commission an independent evaluation by Ihi Research and Development.

  • Tindall Foundation – Next Gen Fund
    The Tindall Foundation provided three-year funding from the Next Gen Fund for our youth arts programme Art Jam and partnership with Totara House.



  • Christchurch Airport Community Fund

  • Creative Communities Scheme

  • Frozen Funds Charitable Trust

  • Jack & Majorie Ferrier Trust

  • Linwood Law



  • Bunnings Ltd

  • Creative Junk

  • Custom Picture Framing/James Manser

  • Eco Frame and Mirror

  • Gordon Harris

  • National Art Supplies

  • Phantom Billstickers

  • Picture Framing Gallery

  • Resenes Paint

  • The Drawing Room

  • The Paper Tree Tower Junction



  • Barrer & Co

  • Create Design Studio, Rangiora

  • Flightdec Websites

  • Ihi Research and Development

  • Kendons Accounting

  • Michelle McConnell Photography

  • Roseanne Jones Photography

  • Yianakis Arts/Rebecca Yianakis



  • All Right Campaign

  • Ara Institute

  • Christchurch City Libraries

  • CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art

  • Community and Public Health, CDHB

  • Linwood Community Arts Centre Eastside Gallery

  • Linwood Mens Shed

  • MHAPs Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support

  • PeerZone

  • Pegasus Health

  • Phillipstown Community Hub Te Whare Whānau Whānui

  • Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team

  • The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora

  • The Learning Connexion

  • Toi Te Karoro/Kim Lowe

  • University of Canterbury Intern Programme



  • Arts Access Aotearoa and Creative Spaces Network

  • Te Ora Auaha Creative Wellbeing Alliance

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