$40 million COVID-19 fund to help NZ communities

'Many community organisations have been affected by COVID-19, and this fund will allow those communities to respond to changing needs'

$40 million COVID-19 fund to help NZ communities

What will our communities look like post-COVID?

New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs has unveiled a $40 million fund to help new social initiatives following COVID-19.

“The fund will support initiatives that ensure that iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving following COVID-19,” added Clare Toufexis, GM of Hāpai Hapori

“The fund will be allocated with quick decision making, low compliance costs and a clear focus on the needs of the community.

“Many community organisations have been affected by COVID-19, and this fund will allow those communities to respond to changing needs.”

The fund promises to offer grants to help communities that have been impacted by COVID-19 – both in terms of innovation and transformation – to help build resilience in NZ.

New Zealand served as something of a role model on how to navigate COVID-19 – with PM Arden being lauded as having been one of the very best global leaders throughout the crisis.

Rebuilding and reshaping our communities post-pandemic is essential in order for Kiwis to thrive in the future.

For more information, visit  the Community Matters website https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz or phone 0800 824 824.

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