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. 



Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa - Sport Taranaki - ROUND NOW OPEN

Funding round now open - Applications will close Midday Monday 1 February. 

Sport Taranaki is managing Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa on behalf of Sport NZ in our region.

Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa provides funding for programmes or projects delivering play, active recreation and sport experiences for tamariki and rangatahi. These may be new or already operating. We know from research that there are some groups who are more at risk of missing out or being less active, including those living with an impairment, in higher deprivation communities and girls and young women. Programmes or projects that reach these groups will be prioritised for funding. 

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Community Capability and Resilience Fund

The Community Capability and Resilience Fund (CCRF) is a fund available to community groups for initiatives that support the rebuild and recovery from COVID-19. The $36 million fund is available from 1 August 2020 to support communities over the next two years.  The first round has now closed and information about 2021 round will be announced soon. 

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Cult Heritage

Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund NOW OPEN

The Capability Fund supports the cultural sector to adapt to the COVID-19 environment by funding projects that build skills and knowledge, and provide access to advice, services, tools and resources.  Round one provides funding for cultural sector leadership organisations to deliver projects that build the capability of sector practitioners, organisations and businesses. 
Cultural sector leadership organisations can apply for project funding for a ready-to-go project or seed funding to develop an idea into a proposal for project funding.  
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Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund - Currently Suspended

The Fund has temporarily suspended receiving new applications and making Funding decisions until after January 2021.

A new $40 million lottery fund has been established to focus on community and social initiatives in the wake of COVID-19.  This fund is now open. Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund will provide one-off grants for community or social initiatives that increase the strength and resilience of communities that are responding to the impacts of COVID-19.

This Fund will support hapū, iwi and community organisations that have lost funding or have an increased demand on their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and community or social initiatives that strengthen community resilience and respond to 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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Guidance for Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services during Covid Alrert Levels

For further information about help assistance for organisations providing Foodbanks, Food Rescue and Community Food Services. This information may be updated more regularly as alert levels change  

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