Community Covid-19 Fund open

posted: 7:00 pm - 26th July 2020
Community Covid 19 Fund

(Picture caption: Applications for the Community Covid-19 Fund opens on July 27.) 

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact around the world, and on the people of Aotearoa.

On July 27 the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is opening applications for the Community Covid-19 Fund.

Using funds allocated to MPP from Budget 2020, the Fund supports Pacific communities and groups who are leading and driving their own solutions to respond and recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

There are three categories of funding applicants can apply for:

  • Grassroots initiatives (grants up to $5,000): This is funding available for groups which have a new idea they want to test and pilot;
  • Acceleration initiatives (grants up to $10,000): This funding is for an initiative which has already had a positive impact in the community, and you would like to improve it;  and
  • Lift off initiatives (grants up to $50,000): This is funding for an initiative which has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to collaborate with others to scale up or expand to deliver in other regions.

If your idea or initiative targets Pacific communities in Aotearoa;  demonstrates a response and or recovery to the impacts of Covid-19; or links to the Pacific Aotearoa Lalanga Fou Goals: Thriving Pacific cultures, languages and identities, Prosperous Pacific communities, Health and resilient Pacific peoples and Confident, thriving and resilient Pacific young people, MPP encourages you to submit an application for the Community Covid-19 Fund.

Applications are open from July 27. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or email [email protected] for more information or if you require assistance with the application process.