22 Aug 2015

EQ mayoral fund almost depleted

3:34 pm on 22 August 2015

The fund was established after the region's earthquakes and attracted about $8m in donations.

A report recommended the council approve $200,000 in funding for the Christchurch YMCA, which was planning to convert its quake-damaged stadium into a youth arts centre and community theatre.

The YMCA was hoping for double that amount but the mayoral fund had less than $400,000 left.

The report also recommended allocating more than $22,500 to help a charitable trust relocate from its quake-damaged building to a new site.

The fund had helped more than 50 community projects since 2011.

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