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The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund is open

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund is open

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund has been established to enable more frequent and responsive engagements between government and Pacific communities to keep Pacific peoples informed and supported in the transition to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights).

Applicants can apply by submitting a costed proposal up to $30,000.

About the fund

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund aims to increase engagements across Government to ensure support into hard-to-reach Pacific cohorts and build capacity to deliver increased engagements without placing additional burden on current resources. 

The objectives of the fund are to:

  • Educate and increase preparedness of Pacific communities on new COVID-19 health measures such as the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). 
  • Create community awareness of vaccinations, vaccine passes and certificates.
  • Keep Pacific peoples safe and prepared through community readiness and support.

Applicants can apply by submitting a costed proposal up to $30,000.

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund opens Wednesday 8 December, 2021. 

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28 January, 2022. 

Applicants are informed of the outcome by the Monday 14th February, 2022.  

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. 
  • Be of Pacific descent, or serve a Pacific audience 
  • Represent an unregistered or registered group. 
  • Represent a Pacific owned and operated group or organisation. 
  • Be able to deliver an initiative targeted at Pacific communities within the timeframe  

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund is available for initiatives that:

  • Align withMPP’s Lalanga Fou Goal's 2, 3 and 4 
  • Are targeted at Pacific communities 
  • Can be delivered successfully by June 2022 
  • Educate and increase preparedness of Pacific communities on new COVID-19 health measures such as the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights)
  • Create community awareness of vaccinations, vaccine passes and certificates and support the community to obtain vaccine passes and certificates
  • Keep Pacific peoples safe and prepared through community readiness
  • Create community awareness of vaccinations, vaccination passes and certificates 
  • Support or run vaccination events to support Pacific vaccination
  • Provide Pacific communities with correct health information from trusted sources  
  • Help Pacific communities to understand the support that they can access  
  • Provide digital skills support, readiness, and/or training   
  • Talanoa about health and wellbeing
  • Hire vehicles and transport for attendance at vaccination events 
  • Incentives (a maximum amount will apply) 
  • Media-based initiatives such as but not limited to: radio programmes, cartoon, blogs

All initiatives funded must follow Government COVID-19 health measures for gatherings and social distancing when required. Applicants may want to consider alternative ways to run your programme such as online where possible.

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund is not available for:

  • Initiatives that only benefit or support one individual
  • For-profit activities 
  • Initiatives that are not aligned with the priorities of this fund
  • Work that has already been completed  
  • Initiatives that are the general responsibility of other sectors (such as school and tertiary- based programmes which are the primary responsibility of the Ministry of Education, NZQA and TEC) 
  • Food, food banks or food rescue 
  • Initiatives and activities delivered solely overseas including the New Zealand realm countries 
  • Wages, salaries, infrastructure, fixed assets, travel, and capital expenditure. Note, applicants may use grants to purchase or hire relevant equipment, such as sound or video recording devices, and provide small amounts of koha to facilitators 
  • Debt repayment or debt servicing 

Successful fund recipients will be asked to complete a milestone progress and final accountability report for their initiative that will include:  

  • Evidence of (progress towards) the achievement of their initiative's outcomes  
  • Community impact and reach of your initiative 
  • Lessons learned from your work 
  • How your funds were spent 

Reporting templates will be provided to successful applicants. 

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund closes at 5pm on Friday 28 January, 2022.

Apply online here

If you need more information about the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund, please email [email protected]