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The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta response

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta response

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta response - has now closed

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta response - was established in 2021 to enable more frequent and responsive engagements between government and Pacific communities to keep Pacific peoples informed and supported in the transition to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights).

Applicants were able to apply for funding by submitting a costed proposal up to $30,000. Submissions for the first round of Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach funding - Delta response - closed on 28 January 2022 and the successful recipients are listed below. 

UPDATE: Applications are NOW OPEN for the new Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron response.

About the fund

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta Response - aimed to increase engagements across Government to ensure support into hard-to-reach Pacific cohorts and build capacity to deliver increased engagements without placing additional burden on current resources. 

The objectives of the fund were to:

  • Educate and increase preparedness of Pacific communities on new COVID-19 health measures such as the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights). 
  • Create community awareness of vaccinations, vaccine passes and certificates.
  • Keep Pacific peoples safe against COVID-19 and prepared through community readiness and support to tackle new variants.

Applicants could apply by submitting a costed proposal up to $30,000.

The first round of Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta Response - closed at 5pm on Friday 28 January, 2022. 

The current round of Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron Response - opened on 21 March 2022 and will close at 5pm on Thursday, 30 June, 2022.

To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. 
  • Be of Pacific descent, or serve a Pacific audience 
  • Represent an unregistered or registered group. 
  • Represent a Pacific owned and operated group or organisation. 
  • Be able to deliver an initiative targeted at Pacific communities within the timeframe  

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta Response - was available for initiatives that:

  • Aligned withMPP’s Lalanga Fou Goal's 2, 3 and 4 
  • Were targeted at Pacific communities 
  • Could be delivered successfully by June 2022 
  • Educated and increased preparedness of Pacific communities on new COVID-19 health measures such as the new COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights)
  • Created community awareness of vaccinations, vaccine passes and certificates and support the community to obtain vaccine passes and certificates
  • Kept Pacific peoples safe and prepared through community readiness
  • Created community awareness of vaccinations, vaccination passes and certificates 
  • Supported or ran vaccination events to support Pacific vaccination
  • Provided Pacific communities with correct health information from trusted sources  
  • Helped Pacific communities to understand the support that they can access  
  • Provided digital skills support, readiness, and/or training   
  • Ran Talanoa about health and wellbeing
  • Hired vehicles and transport for attendance at vaccination events 
  • Provided incentives (a maximum amount applied) 
  • Provided media-based initiatives such as but not limited to: radio programmes, cartoons and blogs

All initiatives funded had to follow Government COVID-19 health measures for gatherings and social distancing when required. Applicants were asked to consider alternative ways to run their programmes, such as online where possible.

The Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta Response - was not available for:

  • Initiatives that only benefited or supported one individual
  • For-profit activities 
  • Initiatives that were not aligned with the priorities of this fund
  • Work that had already been completed  
  • Initiatives that were the general responsibility of other sectors (such as school and tertiary- based programmes which are the primary responsibility of the Ministry of Education, NZQA and TEC) 
  • Food, food banks or food rescue 
  • Initiatives and activities delivered solely overseas including the New Zealand realm countries 
  • Wages, salaries, infrastructure, fixed assets, travel, and capital expenditure. Note, applicants were able to use grants to purchase or hire relevant equipment, such as sound or video recording devices, and provide small amounts of koha to facilitators 
  • Debt repayment or debt servicing 

Successful fund recipients will be asked to complete a milestone progress and final accountability report for their initiative that will include:  

  • Evidence of (progress towards) the achievement of their initiative's outcomes  
  • Community impact and reach of the initiative 
  • Lessons learned from their work 
  • How their funds were spent 

Reporting templates will be provided to successful applicants. 

Applications for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Delta response - closed at 5pm on Friday 28 January, 2022.

Applications for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund - Omicron response - are now open and close at 5pm on 30 June 2022.

If you need more information about the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund, please email [email protected]

Fund recipients

List of recipients for the first round of Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach funding are as follows:

Group

MPP Region

Town / City

Ethnicity

$Approved (minus GST)

Project Theme

Aotearoa Tongan Global TV&RADIO Network Trust

Northern

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Tonga

$10,000.00

Education

Aotearoa Tongan Health Workers Association

Northern

Auckland

Tonga

$29,500.00

Education

Aranui Samoan SDA Church

Southern

Canterbury

Samoa

$12,066.00

Education

ASA Foundation Trust

Northern

Auckland

Samoa

$30,000.00

Health Workshop

Auckland Rotuman Fellowship Group Inc.

Northern

Auckland

Rotuma

$28,000.00

Vaccination Event

Auckland Tokelau Society Incorporated

Northern

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Otago

Tokelau

$10,000.00

Vaccination Event

Autalavou Metotisi Petone

Central

Wellington

Samoa

$15,000.00

Vaccination Event

Bluespur Consulting Ltd

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$10,000.00

Education

Bluwave Galumoana Limited

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

Christian Mission Fellowship Int. South Island Trust

Southern

Canterbury

Pan Pacific

$5,000.00

Education

Congregation Christian Church of Samoa Hastings

Central

Hawkes Bay

Samoa

$13,000.00

Education

Duavata Lomavata Group

Northern

Auckland

Fiji

$30,000.00

Education

Faatumu le Ato Ponapona Group

Northern

Auckland, Canterbury, Otago

Samoa

$18,000.00

Education

Fealofani Samoa Sports Club

Northern

Auckland

Samoa

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Fofo'anga 'o Aotearoa Incorporated Society

Northern

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Manawatu-Whanganui, Canterbury, Otago

Tonga

$20,900.00

Vaccination Event

Fountain of Praise AOG Church

Northern

Auckland

Fiji

$15,000.00

Education

Hawkes Bay Fijian Community

Central

Hawkes Bay

Fiji

$8,000.00

Education

Hawkes Bay Fijian Sports Club

Central

Hawkes Bay

Fiji

$15,000.00

Education

Hawkes Bay Pasifika Charitable Trust

Central

Hawkes Bay

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Hawke's Bay Tongan Community Langafonua Society Inc.

Central

Hawkes Bay

Tonga

$5,000.00

Vaccination Event

Karl Moresi

Northern

Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury

Pan Pacific

$5,000.00

Education

Kia Orana News (Cook Island)

Northern

Auckland

Cook Islands

$3,210.00

Education

KidsCoin Ltd

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$15,000.00

Health Workshop

Kingdom Ambassadors International Fellowship (Trust) of New Zealand

Southern

Marlborough

Vanuatu & Fiji

$10,000.00

Education

Kingdom Ambassadors International Fellowship (Trust) of New Zealand

Central

Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

Kiribati Waikato Association Incorporated

Northern

Waikato

Kiribati

$10,000.00

Vaccination Event

Kumete Group Limited

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$6,415.00

Health Workshop

Laupapa Trust

Northern

Auckland

Niue

$15,000.00

Vaccination Event

Living Water Assembly of God Trust

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$5,000.00

Education

Martin Hautus Foundation Trust

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$10,000.00

Education

Men's Health Trust NZ

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

Methodist Church of Samoa (NZ) Papatoetoe Parish

Northern

Auckland

Samoa

$30,000.00

Education

Niue Wellington Covid-19 Action Group

Central

Wellington

Niue

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Niuvaka Trust (Kahungunu Whanau Services provides Management Services on our behalf)

Central

Manawatu-Whanganui

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

NZ Rotuman Fellowship Inc.

Northern

Northland, Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington

Rotuma

$15,000.00

Vaccination Event

Pacific Events & Entertainment Trust

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$10,000.00

Education

Pacific Learners Education

Northern

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Pan Pacific

$18,750.00

Education

Pacific Trust Otago

Southern

Otago

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

Pasifika for Tomorrow

Central

Manawatu-Whanganui

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Petani Home Craft Group - PHCG.

Southern

Canterbury

Tonga

$25,646.50

Vaccination Event

Pro-Pare Athlete Management Trust

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$20,000.00

Vaccination Event

Punavai o le Gagana Samoa Trust trading as Punavai o le Gagana Samoa A'oga Amata

Central

Hawkes Bay

Samoa

$15,000.00

Vaccination Event

Samoan Methodist Church Hastings Parish

Central

Hawkes Bay

Samoa

$15,000.00

Vaccination Event

Samoan Methodist Churches of Samoa (Palmerston North Parish) In New Zealand

Central

Palmerston North

Samoa

$30,000.00

Education

SCOPA NZ

Northern

Auckland

Samoa

$21,900.00

Vaccination Event

Shakers Sports Association

Northern

Waikato

Pan Pacific

$20,500.00

Vaccination Event

Sisitagaloa Community Development Trust

Northern

Auckland

Niue

$10,000.00

Education

Snapback Gym 'Toe a'e se tofa'

Central

Manawatu-Whanganui

Pan Pacific

$19,800.00

Vaccination Event

Tagata Tuvalu Otautahi

Southern

Canterbury

Tuvalu

$10,000.00

Education

Tamaitaitau Limited T/A The Pacific Business Hub

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Tāmaki Connect Trust in association with Tāmaki College

Northern

Auckland

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Te Onikabwebwe Women's Club

Northern

Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Southland

Kiribati

$27,500.00

Vaccination Event

The Canterbury Tukumovakili Charitable Trust

Southern

Canterbury

Tonga

$7,625.00

Education

The Family Centre

Central

Wellington

Pan Pacific

$30,000.00

Education

The Living Fountain Church Porirua

Central

Wellington

Samoa

$12,140.00

Vaccination Event

The Samoan Methodist Church in Ashburton New Zealand Incorporate

Southern

Canterbury

Samoa

$12,283.98

Vaccination Event

The Whānau Community Trust

Northern

Auckland

Fiji

$19,500.00

Education

Tongan Health Society Inc

Northern

Auckland

Tonga

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Tongan Society South Canterbury Inc

Southern

Canterbury

Tonga

$27,000.00

Education

Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust

Northern

Auckland

Tuvalu

$30,000.00

Vaccination Event

Waitaki Tongan Community Trust

Southern

Otago

Tonga

$28,300.00

Vaccination Event

Wesley Samoan Methodist Parish Hastings

Central

Hawkes Bay

Samoa

$30,000.00

Education

     

TOTAL

$1,200,036.48