Experiences of the Christchurch Earthquakes tell us that well organised community groups are ideally suited to respond to a crisis. In addition, supporting communities to prepare for future challenges makes for stronger communities today. We’ve partnered with local community groups and the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) with the aim of making Wellington one of the most resilient cities in the world!
Money raised for the Wellington Resilience Fund will help to bring our communities together, and be prepared in order to respond and recover from emergencies. The Fund will provide grants to local community groups with a focus on connectedness and preparedness.
As a perpetual endowment fund The Wellington Resilience Fund will last forever. Donations that contribute to the Capital for The Fund generate the interest from which we pay grants. Your donation lasts forever. This will ensure that Wellington has a fund capable of tackling issues as they arise. This could include issues in the future which we don’t even know about today.
We’ve partnered with the Wellington Chocolate Factory to create a special edition Wellington Resilience Bar. Wellington Chocolate Factory’s best-selling Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar will be wrapped in a design from Wellington artist Stephen Templer making it the perfect sweet addition to every emergency kit, in every home and workplace in Wellington.
You probably already know that Wellington Chocolate Factory makes certified organic, ethically sourced and traded, bean to bar chocolate of the highest quality. They roast, crack, winnow, conch and temper – using artisan methods reaching back to the 18th century – producing batches of strong, luscious organic chocolate. Legendary New Zealand artists like Stephen Templer add their own dash of inspiration, infusing the wrappers with original designs.