Community Response Fund open» 09/06/2009, Posted by Diana Beattie
Applications are now open for the new Community Response Fund, which provides a short term, time limited response to address immediate cost and demand pressures the economic downturn is placing on key community-based critical social services for families, children, young and older people.
Funding will be made in the form of one-off grants. These will usually be for 12 months, but could be for a shorter period.
The Fund has two key components, which are
Financial Crisis Funding for providers of critical social services who are experiencing severe financial difficulty and are unable to maintain the level of their services as a direct result of the impact of the economic downturn on their funding.
Demand Funding for providers of critical social services who are experiencing significantly increased demand for their services from families, children, young people and older people as a direct result of the economic downturn. Innovative responses to increased demand, including working in collaboration with other critical social service providers, are encouraged.
Information is available from the Family and Community Services (FACS) website at www.familyservices.govt.nz. Follow the links to Funding and Programmes then Community Response Fund.