Covid-19 Response Funding & Assistance

Here you will find a list of funding and assistance available during your response to COVID-19.  This list will be continually updated so please do check back in for updates. We advise you to contact your funding and contracting organisations to give them an update of your current service delivery status. 


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TSB CT/Sport Taranaki Community Resilience Fund - For non affiliated clubs and organisations

This fund is administered through Sport Taranaki and is for organisations that do not receive investment directly from Sport NZ and were not eligible for support through Sport NZ’s Community Resilience Fund. It will help cover the fixed costs from April-June 2020 of these organisations if their primary purpose is play, active recreation or sport and if they are experiencing a financial impact of COVID-19. 

Please note that there are limited funds available and this will be allocated based on a 'first in, first served' basis. Each organisation may apply only once. 

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Sport Taranaki PPE Fund

Sport and active recreation organisations or venues that need to spend, or have spent, money on PPE to deal with COVID-19 are eligible to apply for up to $500 (+ gst if applicable).  The fund is now open until 30 September 2020 or when our funding allocation is spent, whichever is sooner.

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TSB CT Covid-19 Professional Services Grant

To support the Taranaki region's Not-For-Profit organisations during the COVID-19 Pandemic response a Professional Services Grant has been initiated. The grant of up to $400 (+GST) has been made available to give access to professional services advice and support including legal, human resource management, financial and business continuity as you navigate the impacts of COVID-19.

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Creative New Zealand

Details of creative New Zealand's 12 month Covid-19 driven investment plan opening in August 2020 

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Covid-19 Income Relief Payment

If you lose your job (including self-employment) from 1 March 2020 to 30 October 2020 due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Income Relief Payment. It’s available from 8 June 2020.

You can get up to 12 weeks of payments, to help with living costs after a sudden job loss, and give you time to find other work.

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Information for Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services

For further information about help assistance for organisations providiing Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services.  

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Support for Māori communities and businesses

The Government has developed a plan to support Māori communities and businesses in the face of COVID-19.

This includes a whole of government approach to providing health, social and economic support tailored to meet the specific needs of Māori.

This includes:

  • a Whānau Māori Community and Mārae package reprioritising $10 million from the Māori Development vote to support community outreach
  • Māori Health and Whānau Ora response with $30 million targeted directly to Māori Health services and an extra $15 million to Whānau Ora commissioning agencies
  • supporting Māori Businesses and engaging with Māori with $1 million of funding to enable a needs assessment for Māori businesses, and $470,000 to Te Arawhiti to engage and work with iwi on their COVID-19 pandemic response plans.
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