Community Response funding support

​As part of its 12-point recovery plan announced on 27 March 2020 to help the city withstand the effects of COVID-19, Council has contributed $1M to support essential city welfare services for at-risk people based in Hamilton.

Initially the support was targeted to direct action, non-profit organisations that supply essential food and other goods, accommodation, support for those in unsafe situations and provide services to people with disabilities. 

The fund was reviewed in July 2020 and is now available for any non-profit organisation in Hamilton who are supporting the wellbeing of Hamiltonians and are impacted by COVID-19. This may be through increased demand on services or a reduced ability to provide those services as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

 Read the fund criteria.

An allocation committee has been set up to overview and approve the distribution of the Council's contribution. It includes Chair of the Community Committee Mark Bunting, Deputy Chair Kesh Naidoo-Rauf, Maangai Maaori Te Pora Thompson-Evans. and Council's Community and Social Development Manager Andy Mannering. 

Community groups can apply to the Regional Fund through a single application to Trust Waikato. For more information and to find out how to apply contact Trust Waikato at info@trustwaikato.co.nz or call 0800 436 628.

These organisations have received funding from Hamilton City Council to date: 

Organisation​
Hamilton City Council fundingCategory

Western Commun​ity Centre

$10,000

Emergency food

Rauawaawa Kaumatua Charitable Trust

$30,000

Emergency food

The Serve Trust

$20,000

Emergency food

St Vincent de Paul

$25,000

Emergency non-food care packages

Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa

$30,000

Emergency non-food care packages

Te Whakaruruhau

$20,000

Crisis support for people who are unsafe

Male Support Services

$15,000

Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing

Diversity Counselling NZ

$10,000

Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing

Cancer Society – Waikato / BOP Division​

$24,000

Accommodation​

YWCA Hamilton​

$3,000

Emergency food

Te Whaanau Puutahi

$1,500

Emergency food

Community Link Trust

$2,500

Emergency food

Go Eco

$4,000

Emergency food

K’aute Pasifika

$20,000

Emergency food

Wise Trust

$10,000

Emergency food

Te Kohao Health

$10,000

Emergency non-food care packages

Centre 401 Trust

$4,000

Support of disabled people to maintain critical wellbeing

House of Grace

$6,000

Accommodation

SHAMA Ethnic Women’s Centre

$10,000

Crisis support for people who are unsafe

Waikato Muslim Association

$15,000

Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing

Kia Puaawai

$2,000

Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing

Refugee Orienta​tion Centre

$3,000

Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing​

​Catholic Family Support Services

​$10,000

Emergency non-food care packages​

​Arts for Health Trust 

​$2,500

​Support of disabled people to maintain critical wellbeing 

​Hamilton Christian Nightshelters 

​$26,000

​Accommodation 

​Link House Trust ​

​$3,000

​Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing ​

​Paataka Kai Ki Kirikiriroa 

​$3,000

​Emergency Food

​Pukete Neighbourhood House 

​$5,000

​Emergency Food​

​Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust 

$20,000​

​Emergency Non-Food Care Packages

​Waikato Ethnic Family Services 

$8,500​

​Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing 

​Youthline

​$12,000

​​Crisis support for people to maintain critical mental wellbeing 

Salvation Army ​​$50,000​Emergency Food​
​Raukura Hauora o Tainui ​$15,000​Emergency Non-Food Care Packages​​
​Clarence Street Theatre Trust​$50,000​​Phase two
​The One Victoria Trust
​$20,000​Phase two
​Riverlea Theatre and Art Centre Incorporated​​$15,000 ​​Phase two
Page reviewed: 17 Jul 2020 2:35pm