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Western Bay COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Our friends at TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have now announced the second phase of their COVID-19 support fund. If you’re a community group in the Western Bay that has been affected by COVID-19 and you require financial support to continue providing your services, read more below.

Local funders TECT, Acorn Foundation, BayTrust and Tauranga City Council have announced a transition to phase two of their COVID-19 funding support, with an aim to help key Western Bay of Plenty community groups survive the medium-term impact of COVID-19.

While the initial Rapid Response Fund launched by the funders in April provided emergency support, this new WBOP COVID-19 Recovery Fund will aid the recovery phase; enabling the longer-term rebuild of the community sector. The purpose of the fund is to support key WBOP non-profits and NGOs to survive the initial impact of COVID-19, to ensure continued service delivery, capability to deliver and ability to meet financial commitments. The funders believe this will aid the recovery phase to enable longer term rebuild of the community sector.

NFPs and NGOs in the Tauranga and Western BOP district are eligible to apply, and priority will be given to organisations that provide services most likely to have a positive influence on longer term recovery such as:

  • Organisations providing immediate or essential services such as food banks, refuges, emergency housing.
  • Organisations providing services likely to prevent a need for escalation to immediate or essential support such as budgeting, alcohol & drug services, family violence prevention, housing advocacy.
  • Organisations providing a response to economic and social issues including community-led engagement programmes, inclusive opportunities, cultural opportunities, youth engagement programmes.
  • Low priority will be given to schools, the repayment of debt, sports groups, events and capital purchases. Please contact Paula Hudson, Operations & Grants Manager for TECT to discuss suitability to apply to this fund.

Read the full list of guidelines for application over at TECT’s website, and apply!

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