$4.8m Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant - Applications Now Open

27 March 2020

As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, new funding is being prioritised to support community efforts on the ground. 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 Māori, Pacific, older people, people with disabilities, people with current significant health considerations, migrant communities and people who are rurally isolated.

How much funding is available?

The fund has an initial cap of up to $5,000.00 (excluding GST) per request.

Requests that are more than the initial cap will be considered by exception and may require further documentation.

A total budget of $4.8M (GST exclusive) is available for allocation.

When will the Grant fund become available?

The fund is available from 26 March 2020 and will remain available until the fund has been fully allocated.