Community Grants – Covid 19
1 April 2020
Ministry of Social Development COVID-19 Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund
As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, new funding is being prioritised to support community efforts on the ground. We recognise there are community groups and individuals doing critical work in the fight against COVID-19. This funding will allow them to continue to support their communities and help them through challenges they may face in the coming months.
What is the Grant Fund for and who can apply?
The Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant fund is available to Community based groups that are or will be providing essential community-led solutions to support local resilience and community wellbeing during the period of Covid-19 – Alert Level 4.
Grants allocated from the Fund will be one-off with priority being given to requests that support Maori, Pacific, older people, people with disabilities, people with current significant health considerations, migrant communities and people who are rurally isolated.
For more information, visit Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund.
Creative New Zealand Emergency Response Package
Creative New Zealand’s Emergency Response Package will initially have two components:
- Resilience Grants for eligible artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations (non-investment clients) who we know are suffering, to help them recover, maintain and develop their practice in a completely changed environment.
- Short-term Relief for Investment Clients – open to existing investment clients, and on top of existing funding, with priority given to those materially negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help them stabilise their businesses and remain viable.
See the Creative New Zealand factsheet for more information.