The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron response - has been established to support Pacific communities to prepare, respond and recover from the social and health impacts of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
This new PACO fund is part of $18 million in Government funding announced in February 2022.
The fund aims to enable more frequent and responsive engagements between government and Pacific communities to keep Pacific peoples informed and supported during the country's response to COVID-19. While we have a Care in the Community response, this investment can provide continuity of care for family, support throughout self-isolation and assist with a faster recovery from COVID-19.
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The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund – Omicron Response - aims to enable Pacific communities to absorb and adjust to the impacts of COVID-19 through innovative, holistic, and, most importantly, Pacific-focused initiatives and solutions.
This will empower Pacific communities to embed and strengthen their own innovative solutions, interventions and initiatives to create opportunities that build resilience to better respond to future impacts of COVID-19.
Successful applications will receive funding to support initiatives that enable:
The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund – Omicron Response - opened 21 March, 2022. Applications close 30 June 2022.
Applicants can apply by submitting a costed proposal of up to $100,000 using the application form provided. Assessment of applications will be ongoing.
To be eligible, applicants must:
The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach – Omicron Response Fund is available for initiatives that are aligned to the following but not limited to:
Note: all initiatives funded must follow Government COVID-19 health measures for gatherings and social distancing when required. Applicants will need to consider alternative ways to run your programme such as online where possible.
The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund – Omicron Response - will not fund:
If you need more information about the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron response - please email [email protected]
Check our Frequently Asked Questions about the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron Response.
For more detail about the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund, including purpose, eligibility, criteria and what can/can't be funded, please view our visual presentation document.
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