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Community Capability and Resilience Fund

August 28, 2020 at 3:07 PM

From the Ministry of Social Development

The Community Capability and Resilience Fund (CCRF) is a fund available to community groups for initiatives that support the rebuild and recovery from COVID-19. The $36 million fund is available from 1 August 2020 to support communities over the next two years.

The CCRF builds on the success of the Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund (CAP Fund), which was established by the government to provide immediate support to communities during the COVID-19 lockdown. The CCRF allows the success of the CAP Fund to continue on a larger scale. Like the CAP Fund, the purpose of the CCRF is to provide assistance and support for community groups working with priority populations as they respond, rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Priority groups

The CCRF will be targeted towards initiatives that support priority groups, which include Māori, Pacific, ethnic migrant communities, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups.

Who can apply?

The CCRF is for community groups that come from a cross-section of their local community.

Examples of community groups who can apply are:

  • Local marae, whānau, hapū, iwi
  • Multicultural councils
  • Ethnic community organisations
  • Faith based, religious and church groups
  • Community access radio stations
  • Community Hubs
  • Not for profit organisations and social enterprises
  • Other community-based interest groups.

The CCRF enables these groups to focus on community wellbeing and efforts to help promote social inclusion.

The types of things you can apply for funding:

  • Developing and implementing local plans to get essential supplies to people who need them
  • Wider assistance with self-isolation and developing community outreach
  • Technology to provide services remotely
  • Help to ensure your community group is operating safely
  • The development and implementation of your COVID-19 recovery plans
  • Help to plan and build economic capability
  • Opportunities to improve and coordinate the services you deliver
  • Funds to help you collaborate and work with other community groups (eg Community Hubs)
  • Help to cover operational and administrative costs
  • Support for you to develop fundraising campaigns
  • Working within your community to support the making of and/or access to re-usable face coverings

NB – This is not an exhaustive list

We will not fund:

  • salaries or wages unless extra staff are required to implement the initiative
  • loss of salaries or wages
  • activities that intend to generate profit
  • the promotion of commercial, political or religious objectives
  • the purchase of alcohol
  • individuals
  • Limited Companies unless you are a charitable trust
  • Establishment and operation of Foodbanks

How much grant funding is available?

  • The fund has an initial cap of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) in one-off payments.
  • Requests that are for more than $5,000 (excluding GST) will be considered by exception and you are encouraged to provide more detailed information in the application, alternatively we may request more detailed information when assessing your application.

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Category: Funding