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Funding support throughout Covid-19 Lockdown

Funding support throughout Covid-19 Lockdown

Trust Tairāwhiti has supported the following groups to help better respond to community needs throughout Covid-19.

  • Gizzy Kai Rescue for fast expansion of services and support for volunteers $5,000
  • Presbyterian Support Services – Tauawhi Men’s Support 0800 number $1,800
  • Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust – Te Araroa Support package $5,000
  • Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust – Hicks Bay / Wharekahika Support Package $5,000

These groups that have been supported, in addition to the Forestry Wellness Centre that Trust Tairāwhiti pledged $10,000 in February to help forestry workers affected by Covid-19, all speak to the five priority areas we refer to on our website;

  • Community groups or business
    • That support vulnerable members of our region, and currently face a lack of resource or foresee a lack of resource.
  • Organisations that have the capability to help prevent or mitigate the risks
    • Risks to human wellbeing, which may result from Covid-19.
  • Groups solving problems that Covid-19 has made significantly worse.
  • Volunteers
    • supporting those in self isolation, with basic needs not being met, as a result of Covid-19.
  • New and emerging ideas to support the region
    • Communities or groups in the emerging situation, which contribute to improving regional wellbeing.

In addition, the Takitoru team has noticed a transition from survey conversations to conversations about initiatives and programmes which may be considered for funding support.