Organisations that may support you to deliver your project.

  • Life in Vacant Spaces(external link) (LiVS): A charitable trust that matches vacant spaces with project coordinators for temporary creative and entrepreneurial projects.
  • Gap Filler(external link): A creative social enterprise that delivers a range of temporary projects, events and installations to make the city more memorable, fun, participatory, equitable and sociable.
  • The Green Lab(external link) (formerly Greening the Rubble): A social enterprise that delivers green spaces and co-creates them with communities to support strong connections and wellbeing.
  • Te Pūtahi(external link): Works collaboratively to provide a wide range of ways for people to discover, connect with and contribute to Ōtautahi Christchurch.
  • Barrier Free New Zealand Trust(external link): Offers advice on making your community places accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Disability Advisory Group: The Disability Advisory Group can provide advice on creating accessible and equitable places throughout the city.
  • Menzshed(external link): Men’s sheds are a community space for sharing skills and advice on personal and communal projects.
  • Local residents’ associations: It’s worthwhile contacting your local residents' association, and those in other communities, to share information, learnings and resources. Contact your local Community Development Advisor (CDA(external link)) for details of your local residents’ association.
  • Business associations: A way to connect with other business owners in your commercial centre, share information and act together to support its vibrancy. Contact your local CDA(external link) for details of your local business association. 
  • Business Mentors NZ(external link): As well as helping individual business owners, business mentors are available to help business groups and associations.
  • Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce(external link): Contact the Chamber about its ‘quick guide’ for developing a social media strategy and for other marketing tips to promote your commercial centre.
  • ChristchurchNZ(external link): As the city’s economic development agency, ChristchurchNZ is charged with stimulating sustainable economic growth for a more prosperous Christchurch.
  • Regional Business Partner Network(external link): Helps business owners to connect with resources and experts to build capability and grow.
  • Retail NZ(external link): Can assist its business members to improve their commercial centres through a range of activities and resources, such as networking.