A $27 million dollar package, has been provided to social sector services and community groups to ensure they can continue to provide essential support to communities as we stay at home as a nation to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The package supports services that:
To ensure that essential services continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, immediate action will be taken to provide:
Full Media Release can be viewed HERE
Sport NZ has announced a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for organisations at all levels of the play, active recreation and sport sector. The key feature of the relief package is the $15 million Community Resilience Fund to help struggling local and regional sport and recreation organisations.
This is great news for our regional sporting bodies who work so very hard across our region keeping local play, active recreation and sport alive.
This Fund will be administered and distributed by New Zealand’s 14 Regional Sports Trusts, in Otago this is the team Sport Otago.
The Fund is now open for applications.
A multi-million-dollar Emergency Response Package has been established to support artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19. Note that the Creative New Zealand overall Emergency Response Package offers support to individual artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations, as well as their investment clients. Take a look at their website to review each opportunity to see where you fit.
The first phase of Creative New Zealand’s Emergency Response Package has two components Resilience Grants and Short-term Relief for Investment Clients:
Under the Resilience Grants, there are two funding opportunities:
Emergency Relief Grant
Full details on this grant can be found here: https://www.creativenz.govt.nz/find-funding/funds/emergency-relief-grant
Arts Continuity Grant
Short-term Relief for Investment Clients for existing investment clients and on top of existing funding, with priority given to those materially negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help them stabilise their businesses and remain viable.
For more detailed information visit the Creative New Zealand website.
The Office for Ethnic Communities at DIA has repurposed the Ethnic Communities Development Fund that helps ethnic
communities better connect and take part in society. The standing priorities of the Fund have been suspended to instead
support ethnic communities navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
The $4.2m annual grant fund is now available for projects or activities that provide alternative means of staying socially
connected, employment initiatives, and community resilience and recovery. Ethnic groups with legal status (including
trusts and incorporated societies) can apply for over $10,000 per application.
Ethnic communities for the purposes of this fund includes migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and those born
in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as African, Asian, Continental European, Latin American, or Middle Eastern.
Budget 2020 establishes a $36m fund to support community groups to respond directly to COVID-19 and its impacts,
and its particular focus includes those supporting refugee and migrant communities (in addition to those supporting
Māori and Pasifika)
The COVID-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund aims to accelerate the operational deployment of innovative solutions in order to support responses to COVID-19, and alleviate the direct impacts of the virus threat, and provide rapid short-term support to New Zealand based entities to develop and more quickly deploy a range of new products, processes, or services.
The initial size of the Fund is $25 million (excluding GST). Minimum proposal size is expected to be $50,000 (excluding GST).
Any New Zealand legal entity with research and development or innovation staff working in New Zealand. Further details on the eligibility criteria, can be found in the fact sheet