Cyclone Gabrielle: New Government Funding announced
On Monday 13 February the Government announced an $11.5 million Community Support Package to help those affected by the recent North Island floods and impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.
The Community Support Package includes dedicated funding to support disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and/or their households.
It also includes a range funding for community groups, organisations and contracted service providers to help them deliver their response, including providing support for disabled people who are facing immediate and unexpected needs.
This funding is only available until 30 June 2023.
For full details please go to Ministry of Social Developments (MSD) Community Support Package external URL webpage.
Support for disabled people
This funding package will support disabled people, tāngata whaikaha Māori and/or their households to access support for immediate and unexpected needs due the recent North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.
Disabled people do not need to be receiving Disability Support Service funding from Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People or from any other Government agency to apply for this support.
More information is available on the MSD Community Support Package external URL webpage.
Funding for providers and other disability organisations
For full details on the funding which is available for community organisations and providers of disability services, who are supporting the response to the North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, please visit the MSD Community Support Package external URL webpage.
Other Government Support
This Community Support Package sits alongside a suite of supports the Government has put in place to support those affected the recent North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.
The MSD Community Support Package external URL webpage also includes information on a range of other Government support that has been made available.
- the $5 million support packaged for Auckland businesses external URL
- support to provide public transport assistance for disabled people
- Civil Defence Emergency Management payments external URL
- Hardship Assistance payments through Work and Income external URL
- Rural Assistance payments and the Enhanced Taskforce Green programme. external URL