Funding and support

Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund

The Māori Communities COVID-19 fund supports Māori communities to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 environment, especially planning for recovery and resilience in highly impacted hapori Māori.

The MCCF supports building the capability of iwi, hapū and whānau ora, health, social service, regional and community organisations to deliver resilience. 

Learn more about the MCCF here. 

Emergency Support


If you are in need of housing support, information is available on the Work and Income website.


If your income has been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to apply for financial support.

The Unite Against COVID-19 website provides information about the financial support available to whānau. 

Urgent Costs (e.g. kai, medicine, or bills)

If you and your whānau need extra support because you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, Work and Income may be able to help. You can apply online for support.

You can call Work & Income on the COVID-19 welfare line - 0800 512 337. 

Support from Whānau Ora agencies

Whānau can access Whānau Ora services, such as food and essential services, during COVID-19 at the following commissioning agencies.

Each commissioning agency works with local partners, providers and navigators to deliver a coordinated service based around the needs and aspirations of your whānau.

Funding for iwi representative groups

Te Arawhiti is offering funding to iwi to support their COVID-19 response. Funding is intended for communications outreach, supporting vaccine uptake and response planning.

Before you submit a funding proposal using the application form read the guidance on making an application.




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