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FIND US: Christchurch office contact information

The Department of Internal Affairs: Community Operations 
Grand Central Building 
161 Cashel Street 
CHRISTCHURCH 

  • Office visits by appointment – please call us to arrange a time
  • Phone: (03) 339 5538
  • Freephone: 0800 824 824 (Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm)
  • Email: christchurchdiafunding@dia.govt.nz 
  • Post: PO Box 4033, CHRISTCHURCH 8140

Is there an office in Christchurch?

There is a Community Operations team based in Christchurch, with community advisors who work with rural, marae and urban communities in the Chatham Islands, Kaikoura and across Canterbury districts of Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn, Ashburton, Mackenzie, Timaru and Waimate to the Waitaki River in the south. 

The Christchurch team works closely with with the Community Operations' teams in Greymouth and Nelson.

Are there any local grants for community organisations in Christchurch?

The Christchurch Community Operations team support the Lottery Canterbury / Kaikoura Community Committee and four COGS committees serving local communities and neighbourhoods:

  • Chatham Islands COGS Committee
  • Canterbury Rural COGS Committee
  • Christchurch City / Banks Peninsula COGS Committee
  • Aoraki COGS Committee

The Christchurch team also supports and administers the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund, which is only available to not-for-profit organisations providing earthquake relief activities and services to people in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts.