Have you ever wanted to organise a Neighbourhood gathering? Do you want to get to know the people who live close to you? Perhaps you've always wanted to put on a potluck for the whole street... Here's your chance to get some City Council funding to help you do it.
Neighbourhood week is about bringing people closer together, and celebrating the unique and diverse mix of each neighbourhood.
A neighbourhood could also be a small group of families at a local kindergarten, play centre, kohanga reo, school, church or a community group who share a common desire to build a strong community together.
Neighbourhood Week is the brainchild of the Shirley-Papanui Community Board, which held the first event in 1998. Each year, it has grown to the point that it is now being promoted annually by the Christchurch City Council and nationwide by Neighbourhood Support. The Christchurch Neighbourhood Week Team works closely with Neighbourhood Support.
You can apply for a small subsidy to help you organise an event in your neighbourhood. Applications for the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board area are open as the application timeframe has been extended. For more information please email or phone 941 5008.