Here is some important information about a new MSD fund which is available now - The COVID-19 Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund.
As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, new funding is being prioritised to support community efforts on the ground. This funding is for community groups and individuals doing critical work in the fight against COVID-19. This funding will allow them to continue to support their communities and help them through challenges they may face in the coming months.
What is the Grant Fund for and who can apply?
The Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant fund is available to Community based groups that are or will be providing essential community-led solutions to support local resilience and community wellbeing during the period of Covid-19 - Alert Level 4.
Grants allocated from the Fund will be one-off with priority being given to requests that support Maori, Pacific, older people, people with disabilities, people with current significant health considerations, migrant communities and people who are rurally isolated.
How much funding is available?
The fund has an initial cap of up to $5,000.00 (excluding GST) per request.
Requests that are more than the initial cap will be considered by exception and may require further documentation.
A total budget of $4.8M (GST exclusive) is available for allocation
Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund eligibility criteria
1. Must be a community-based group
2. Must provide details on:
- how use of the grant will contribute towards the provision of essential community-led solutions to support local resilience and community wellbeing in relations to Covid-19
- total grant amount and how the amount has been calculated
- must have confidence that the capability and capacity requirements needed to provide the community-led solution can be met.
Applications and any questions to be emailed to:
Please follow the link to the MSD website at https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2020/covid-19/community-awareness-and-preparedness-grant-fund.html for details of how to apply.