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The Christchurch Foundation

The strength of women. The dreams of girls.

Kate Sheppard and her peers showed the strength of women. The Electoral Act 1893 passed due to their efforts, allowing New Zealand women to vote. This inspired suffrage movements all over the world.

Today women and girls in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch continue to be a powerful force for change. To celebrate and grow our legacy The Kate Sheppard Women’s Fund was established.

The Fund supports girls and women who are:

  • Actively leading change in their community
  • Leading change focused on positive outcomes for greater Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • Leading change driven by people coming together
  • Offering grassroots support for our communities

Sign up to become a regular donor at GROW you will receive a Kate Sheppard camellia.

Visit our stall or our website to learn more about the fund and the previous inspirational winners.