The Red Cross says $17 million has now been donated to its Canterbury Earthquake Commission Fund.
About $1.5 million has so far been been given in grants to residents in need.
A commissioner for the fund says more money is coming in every day.
Michael McEvedy says families and individuals will experience hardship in the next year as a result of the quake, and the fund will be there for them.
The Red Cross say people will be able to apply for hardship grants more than once.