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Community COVID-19 Fund

Community COVID-19 Fund

Applications for the Community COVID-19 Funds are closed.

Pacific people face several challenges and have shown great strength in the face of these extraordinary times.

In 2020, the Community COVID-19 Fund supported Pacific communities and groups to leading and drive their own solutions to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Initiatives had to be targeted towards Pacific communities in Aotearoa and support response or recovery to the impacts of COVID-19.

There were three categories of funding that applicants could apply for:

  • Grassroots initiatives (grants up to $5,000)  
    Funding for groups that have a new idea that they want to test and pilot.
  • Acceleration initiatives (grants up to $10,000)  
    Funding for an initiative that has already had a positive impact in the community and you would like to improve it.
  • Lift off initiatives (grants up to $50,000)
    Funding for an initiative that 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.

We congratulate and thank the following recipients of the Community COVID-19 fund for helping our Pacific communities respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19:

  • Aan Nikunau (Bay of Plenty (BoP)
  • Otago Samoan Students Association
  • Affirming Works
  • P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A. Inc (Pacific Allied (Women's) Council Inspires Faith (In) Ideals Concerning All Incorporated) (No1)
  • ALO-O-ALII
  • PAC19
  • Amanaki STEM Academy
  • Pacific and Maori Licensing
  • ASA Foundation Trust
  • Pacific Gospel Mission Trust
  • Assembly of God Church of Samoa, Favona Trust Board
  • Pacific Gospel Mission Trust Board
  • Atamu EFKS Porirua Incorporated
  • Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church, Mangere
  • ATSI Auckland Tokelau Society Incorporated
  • Pacific Islanders’ Community Trust (PICT) Gisborne
  • Auckland Banaban Christian Fellowship Support Hub
  • Pacific Islanders’ Community Trust (PICT) Gisborne
  • Auckland Fiji Catholic Community Inc
  • Pacific Section of the Family Centre
  • Auckland Otara Samoan Catholic Sunday School
  • Pacific Trust Otago (PTO)
  • Auckland Region Kiribati Uniting Church
  • Pai Te Ora Te Kounga Trust
  • Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Inc
  • Palmerston North Papua New Guinea Community Trust (PNPNGCT)
  • Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Incorporated
  • Papaioea Pasifika Community Trust (PPCT)
  • Auckland Tongan Community Inc
  • Papaioea Pasifika Community Trust (PPCT)
  • Auckland-Manukau Tongan Parish
  • Papakura Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church
  • Banaban Youth Fellowship
  • Papatoetoe Autalavou Congregation Church
  • Betaera for Kiribati Church Group
  • Papatoetoe Central Samoan Assembly of God Church Charitable Trust
  • Boyz 2 MenTOA
  • Pasifika Migrant Services Charitable Trust
  • Calvary Mission Church
  • Pasifikcart
  • Canterbury Fungataua & Educational Chapter
  • Pauline K Productions Ltd
  • Canterbury Pasifika Churches Network (CPCN)
  • Petani Homecraft Group
  • Canterbury Rotuman Community
  • Petone Samoan Methodist Church
  • CCCS Congregational Christian Church Samoa
  • Petone Samoan Methodist Women's Fellowship
  • Christ-Centered Church Tongan Assembly of God
  • Petone Samoan Methodist Youth Group
  • Christchurch Kiribati Community
  • PolyX Limited
  • Christian Mission Fellowship Bay of Plenty & Waikato Trust (CMFBOP&Waikato Trust)
  • Ponsonby Tongan Methodist Church
  • Christian Mission Fellowship International South Island Trust
  • Porirua Samoan Assembly of God
  • Christian Mission Fellowship Wellington Trust
  • Porirua Samoan Assembly of God
  • City of Refuge Fijian Assembly of God Church, New Plymouth
  • Puaseisei Atiae Trust
  • Congregation Christian Church of Samoa Otahuhu Trust Board
  • Pukekohe Fijian Methodist Congregation
  • Congregational Christian Church Levin
  • Punch-Fit Boxing Gym NZ Ltd
  • Congregational Christian Church of Samoa - Pakuranga
  • Rakahanga Manihiki Association
  • Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Invercargill
  • Ranui 135 Youth Trust
  • Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Otahuhu Youth Group (CCCS Otahuhu Youth Group)
  • Ranui Pacific Island Presbyterian Church
  • Cook Island Development Agency NZ (CIDANZ)
  • Ranui Samoan Assembly of God
  • Cook Islands New Zealand Society Wellington Branch Incorporated
  • Riccarton Samoan Ward Organisation
  • Cook Islands New Zealand Society Wellington Branch Incorporated
  • Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust
  • Counties Manukau Kirikiti Association Inc
  • Ryze Fitness- Adaptive Studio
  • Cross-Polynate Ltd
  • Saione Presbyter
  • Davidic Centre Inc
  • Samoa Atia'e i Magele Incorporated Society
  • Diabetes NZ - Auckland Branch HOPE Programme – Pacific
  • Samoa Feso'ota'i Radio
  • Digital Discipline
  • Samoa Methodist Youth Mt Roskill
  • Dominion Tonga Methodist Church
  • Samoan Assembly Of God Invercargill Trust Board
  • Dominion Tongan Methodist Church
  • Samoan Ekalesia - Mangere Pacific Islands Presbyterian Church
  • East Tamaki Samoan SDA Church
  • Samoan Methodist Church – Taita Parish – Auuso Fealofani Taita Women’s Fellowship
  • East Tamaki Samoan SDA Church
  • Samoan Methodist Church Christchurch
  • Efalata Trust
  • Samoan Methodist Church Grey Lynn
  • EFKS Congregational Christian Church Samoa Mt Roskill
  • Samoan Methodist Church Manurewa Parish
  • EFKS Ketesemane Congregational Christian Church (Ketesemane Church) Autalavou
  • Samoan Methodist Church Palmerston North
  • EFKS Ketesemane Congregational Church (Ketesemane Church)
  • Samoan Methodist Church Youth Group - Palmerston North
  • EFKS North Shore
  • Samoan Methodist Church, Halswell Parish
  • EFKS Samoa, Otara
  • Samoan Methodist Naenae Fellowship
  • EFKSNZ Trust
  • Samoan Methodist, Halswell Parish
  • Ekalesia Au Uso Kerisiano (EAUK) Samoa Christchurch
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - Addington
  • Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Kerisiano Samoa Glen Eden Aukilani Niu Sila
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - Aranui
  • Ekālēsia Kelisiano Tūvalu Fagaua
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - Aranui
  • Ekālēsia Kelisiano Tūvalu Pukehohe Tuakau
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - New Lynn
  • Ekalēsia Kelisiano Tūvalu Pūlenga Niu Sila
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - South Auckland
  • Ekalesia Tūvalu Tokelau Hastings Women
  • Samoan Seventh Day Adventist Church - Wellington
  • Fa'afaletui Samoa Aukilani
  • Satauro PIPC Wiri Church
  • Fakalotolahi Wellington
  • Saved by Grace Aim Manurewa
  • FALCMI (Faith and Life Changing Ministries) Church
  • SAYE Limited
  • FALCMI Ashburton
  • Seed 2 Harvest Trust
  • FALCMI Auckland
  • Seugagogo Aoga Amata
  • Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc
  • Siakimotu-Vaha Trust
  • Faletolu Kosipeli – Christchurch Tongan Methodist Parish
  • Sigano o ‘Tala Akoga Homework Group
  • Fatafata Mafana
  • Sistema Aotearoa Trust
  • Ferguson Intermediate School
  • Sisters United
  • Fijian Media Network Aotearoa' trading as 'Radio VKV Aotearoa'
  • South Seas Healthcare Trust
  • Fono Faufautua a Samoa Otago
  • Southern Zone of NZRL Incorporated
  • Fonua Ola
  • Southland Pasefika Pastoral Committee
  • Glenfield Pacific Islands Church
  • SouthSide Assist FreeBasketball
  • GOalGETTERz Community Project
  • Spring Life Water Fellowship - Ia Malamalama Agape Bible College
  • Grace Samoan Church of the Nazarene Panmure
  • St Anthony Catholic Parish, Mangere Central
  • Grey Lynn PIPC
  • St John the Evangelist Parish
  • Holy Trinity Parish Otahuhu
  • St Paul's Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Church
  • Inasi Kalapu Group
  • St Peter Chanel Catholic Parish
  • iQ Talanoa
  • St Therese Catholic Parish Mangere East
  • Iti-Vainetini – Ekalesia Keresitiano Kuki Airani, Porirua
  • Sulu o le Malamalama Wiri (CCCS)
  • Johnsonville / Newlands Fijian Community
  • Sunday School Petone Samoan Methodist
  • Kaaiga Fafine Pouafi (Tūvalu)
  • Tagata Moana Trust
  • Kainaga Kaunohoga
  • Tahuna Normal Intermediate School
  • Kalapu Longolongo Aotearoa Trust Board
  • Tahuna Normal Intermediate School - Pacifica Students
  • KidsCoin Limited
  • Tamaki Pacific Islander's Presbyterian Church
  • Kiribati Aotearoa Diaspora Directorate Charitable Trust
  • Tamaki Pacific Islander's Presbyterian Church
  • Konei (Ngahere Communities)
  • Tangata Atumotu Trust
  • Kuki Airani O Manawatu
  • Taulanga Malie Reformed Christian Church of Tūvalu Trust in Tauranga
  • Le’o ‘oe Ikuna Trust
  • Taulanga U Trust
  • Letio Tonga o Aotearoa (Radio Tonga o Aotearoa)
  • Te Mana Vosa Vaka Viti Performing Arts
  • Linwood Rugby Club - Pacific Community
  • Te Nikabubuti Group (NZ) Incorporated
  • Living Cornerstone Kingdom Church
  • Te Nikabubuti Group (NZ) Incorporated
  • Living Cornerstone Kingdom Trust
  • The Dream Centre Church Manukau (NZ)
  • Lotofaleia Mangere Tongan Methodist Parish
  • The Living Fountain Church, Porirua
  • Mafana Mai Support Network
  • The Pacific Business Hub
  • Malanata Mentoring and Pacific Student support
  • The Samoan Methodist Churches of Samoa - Northern Auckland Synod (Sinoti Aukilani I Matu)
  • New Zealand
  • Mangare Kiribati Group (Auckland)
  • The Word Ministry Church
  • Mangere Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church
  • Third Day Floristry
  • Mapusaga Aoga Amata
  • th'Orchard
  • Marewen Kiribati Community Group
  • To’utupu Tonga Trust / Tongan Youth Trust
  • Marewen Kiribati Cultural Group Incorporated
  • To’utupu Tonga Trust / Tongan Youth Trust
  • Matata Eseese Learning Hubs
  • To’utupu Tonga Trust / Tongan Youth Trust
  • MBrace Pacific Dance
  • Tongan Catholic Chaplaincy
  • Melana Trust
  • Tongan Community
  • Men’s Health Trust NZ
  • Tongan Society South Canterbury Inc
  • Methodist Church Samoa (New Zealand) Otahuhu Parish
  • Touch of Christ Ministry New Zealand
  • Methodist Church Samoa New Zealand Te Atatu Parish
  • To'utupu Tonga Trust / Tongan Youth Trust
  • Methodist Church Samoa New Zealand Te Atatu Parish
  • Traafic Limited
  • Mīharo Murihiku Trust
  • Tuifit New Zealand
  • Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa
  • Tuurama Trust Murihiku
  • Mohe Taha Incorporated Society
  • Tūvalu Seventh Day Adventist Group
  • Mo'uifo'ou 'ia Kalaisi Fellowship of NZ
  • United Christian Church of Tūvalu Whangarei
  • Mutalau Ululauta Matahefonua Trust (MUMT)
  • United Church of Tonga in New Zealand Trust Board
  • Naenae Samoan Methodist Youth Group
  • Vahefonua Tonga Methodist Mission Charitable Trust (SIAOLA)
  • Nazarene Church
  • Vaimoana Pasifika Charitable Trust
  • New Life Wesleyan Methodist Church
  • Victory Church of Wellington in New Zealand
  • New Vision Charitable Trust Board in New Zealand
  • Wellington Community Cook Island Christian Church
  • New Zealand Folaha Society of Development
  • Wellington Community Cook Islands Christian Church
  • New Zealand Kahoa Tauleva Trust 2000
  • Wellington Community Cook Islands Christian Church
  • New Zealand Kiribati National Council
  • Wellington Methodist Church - Tongan Congregation
  • Niue PIPC Fuata Mangere
  • Wesley Methodist Samoan Children and Young People Group
  • Niue St James Presbyterian Church (Kilbirnie Presbyterian Church)
  • West Auckland Kiribati Association (WAKA)
  • Niue Takanini PIPC
  • Whanganui Cook Island Community Group
  • Nora Swann Ltd
  • Whanganui Cook Island Trust
  • NZ Rotuman Fellowship Incorporated, Auckland
  • Whanganui Fijian Community
  • Oamaru Tongan Methodist Parish
  • Word of Life Christian Centre, Otahuhu
  • Oasis Community Cafe Trust  - Oasis Pasifika Disability Group
  • Yes Disability Resource Centre Services Trust
  • Ola Taumafai Charitable Trust
  •  Onehunga Co-operating Parish
  • Onehunga Samoa Methodist Church