$15m grant to Christchurch projects

8:14 am on 5 October 2013

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is giving out its largest grant yet, to go directly towards community projects in the city's eastern suburbs.

The $15 million grant is for projects that help connect the city to the sea, from the Avon River Precinct at Fitzgerald Avenue through to the sea-side eastern suburbs.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal was launched by the Prime Minister in February 2011 as the Government's official, global fundraiser for the recovery effort.

As at June this year it had raised more than $100 million in donations and pledges.

Appeal trustee Rod Carr says the grant is intended to leave a public legacy that honours the thousands of people who generously donated.