The Mayor’s Welfare Fund provides assistance to families and individuals in our community who are in extreme financial distress. The fund works with other helping agencies in the city and can provide assistance on a one-off basis where real need can be shown.
The fund is a last resort measure when people have exhausted other appropriate sources such as Work and Income New Zealand.
The Mayor’s Welfare Fund is only available for Christchurch City residents.
As every applicant’s circumstances are unique and the criteria for different categories of assistance varies. Applicants need to contact the Mayor’s Welfare Administrator at the Council Civic Offices.
HOW TO APPLY:-
Applicants need to make an appointment to see the Mayor’s Welfare Administrator at the Council Civic Offices.
Appointments can be scheduled between Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm.
It is essential that prospective clients bring with them the following information:
* A form of identification, i.e. Drivers Licence or Community Services Card.
* A letter from Work and Income NZ stating that assistance is available or unavailable.
* A current bank statement stating the applicants name (this is used as proof of financial hardship and low income).
* Evidence of need i.e. Invoice for goods, electricity/telephone bill.