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New fund to support community organisations post Covid-19

As part of the post COVID economic recovery plan, Western Bay of Plenty District Council has created a new relief fund to support community groups across the district.

The $300,000 Community Resilience Fund is for registered charities, not-for-profit organisations incorporated societies or community groups that need additional funding for their projects in the wake of the global pandemic.

Priority will be given for applications of up to $10,000 and for those organisations that can show the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on them.  Council will also consider reimbursing costs for past expenditure due to the pandemic.

The fund is a consolidation of the council’s Community Matching Fund and Facilities in the Community Fund.  It is anticipated both funds will resume in 2021.  For further information, visit

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