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 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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Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund

Sport Taranaki is proud to be partnering with Sport NZ to administer the Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund in our region.

The Fund is now open for applications.

The Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate period of disruption created by COVID-19. Clubs can apply for up to $1000 in support.  Regional recreation and sports organisations can apply for up to $40,000.

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Wage Subsidy

Work and Income department have a wage subsidy available to support employers affected by COVID-19.

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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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DIA Funding

If your organisation has received DIA funding, including Lotteries and COGs and your operations have been affected by COVID19 Community Operations have committed to work with you to find the best solution.  This could be a time extension, alteration to purpose etc.  Contact your local office or  0800 824 824. 

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Internet Connection

Taranaki councils have come together to offer internet to people who don't have access to it during lockdown.  Many access the internet via the free service at the regions libraries.  During Alert Level 4 Lock Down this service has been turned off to discourage people from congregating. 

The opportunity to connect to the internet via Skinny Jump will help manage the digital divide, and give those for whom the libraries provided a lifeline an alternate option to connect with others and with the information and services they need to get through the current situation.

To access the service contact:

New Plymouth District:  027 646 4745

Stratford District: 06 765 6099

South Taranaki District: 0800 111 323 

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