COVID-19 community fund to provide support for vulnerable women and girls

Community organisations play a vital role in supporting women and girls at the grassroots in our community. COVID-19 can affect the services these organisations provide to local communities, so in order to support organisations to continue to support acute and immediate needs, the Minister for Women, Hon Jan Tinetti, announced a new COVID-19 Community Fund for 2021.

The $2 million COVID-19 Community Fund is for community organisations that support women and girls in Aotearoa New Zealand and are facing significantly increased demand for their services and/or decreased resources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications for the fund will open on 17 September and can be made via the Ministry for Women’s website. Applications will close on 1 October.

Criteria and application information can be found here