Addiction groups get funding

Christchurch support groups have received $129,000 to help people with compulsive and addictive behavioural problems.

Christchurch Casinos Charitable Trust chairwoman Karen Hadlee said this year's 25 recipients covered a broad spectrum, all delivering positive results through education, health and caring programmes for individuals and families affected by behavioural problems, including gambling.

This year's recipients are:

❏ Church agencies - Christchurch Apostolic Trust $10,000, Rolleston Community Church $5000, Christchurch City Mission $20,000.

❏ Community support agencies - Home and Family Society $2500, Age Concern Canterbury $5000, Birthright Christchurch $2000, Tenants Protection Association $5000, Christchurch Women's Refuge $5000, Canterbury Men's Centre $2500, Mental Health Advocacy and Support $1500, 0800 Hungry Ministries Trust $2000.

❏ Education and youth agencies - Life Education Trust Canterbury $2500, Christchurch Children's Holiday Camps Trust $3000, Cholmondeley Children's Home $10,000, Adventure Specialities Trust $3000, Barnardos New Zealand $5000, Blue Light Canterbury Youth Development Programme Trust $8000.

❏ Sexual and child-abuse agencies and prison-related charities - Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust $3000, Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust $3000, Project Esther Trust $10,000, Pillars $3000.

Telephone and other counselling - Youthline Central South Island $4000, Rata Counselling Centre $4000, Lifeline Christchurch $10,000, Single Women As Parents $2000.

The Press