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PGF supports Hawke’s Bay community and environmental projects

The Government is investing more than $1.6 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for a wide range of community and environmental projects in Hawke’s Bay, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. These announcements today are part of the Government’s commitment to supporting regional economies in the wake of Covid-19 with its PGF […]readmore

Funding boost for Community Law Centres

Community Law Centres will receive a funding boost to meet the increased need for free legal services due to COVID-19, Justice Minister Andrew Little said. The $3.5m funding is for the next three financial years and is additional to the almost $8 million for Community Law Centres announced in Budget 2020. “Community Law Centres (CLCs) […]readmore

$10m sport recovery fund open for applications

The second round of the Community Resilience Fund is now open for applications for sport and recreation organisations experiencing financial hardship between 1 July and 30 September 2020. “The fund opens today for five weeks – closing on September 6. The amount awarded will be decided on a case-by-case basis up to a maximum of $25,000 […]readmore

Locally-led solutions at centre of new community resilience fund

From tomorrow, community groups around New Zealand can apply to a $36 million fund established to encourage locally-led solutions as communities rebuild and recover from COVID-19, announced Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni and Minister for Community and Voluntary Sector Poto Williams.“The Community Capability and Resilience Fund (CCRF) builds on the success of grant funding […]readmore

$5 million for Kaingaroa Village Redevelopment

Kaingaroa Village in the Bay of Plenty is to get $5 million to help fund a comprehensive upgrade of its infrastructure, facilities and housing, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. Mr Tabuteau travelled to the remote village to make the announcement, telling Kaingaroa residents how the funding will significantly benefit them. “This […]readmore

Govt invests in Hutt community projects

New pool and fitness centre in Naenae ·                     Maidstone sports hub Local infrastructure projects in the Hutt including a pool and fitness centre and a sports hub have received Government backing today. The Government has invested $39 million in two projects to help local councils progress community projects to support about 275 jobs and the regional […]readmore

Fighting meth harm in the regions

The Government is investing $20 million in regional programmes to reduce the damage methamphetamine use is causing to whānau, businesses, their communities and economies. “Meth use is killing regional New Zealand. Community and industry leaders have told us of the deep and widespread impact it is having,” Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones said. “People who use […]readmore

Kāinga Ora gets tooled up to build more homes

Legislation to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities was passed today, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said. “The Urban Development Bill gives Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities the tools it needs to build homes at scale and pace by bringing together councils, communities, mana whenua and private developers. It will lead […]readmore

125 Community Connectors across New Zealand to support recovery

125 Community Connector positions are being established within the community and throughout the country to focus on helping people connect with the services they need to support recovery post COVID-19, announced Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “Some New Zealanders have multiple needs – for example unemployment as well as other psycho-social needs such as health-related issues, […]readmore

Clutha and Arrowtown: Govt support for community facilities

Government support for two community facilities will provide a major economic boost for Otago, helping the region’s recovery from COVID-19, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones says. Minister Jones has today announced funding for the Lakes District Museum and the Clutha Community Hub – two locally-led projects that will retain and create jobs and provide a boost […]readmore