Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund
Working together, we can foster protective factors that build the resilience of our aiga and Pasifika communities and grow all New Zealanders’ ability to strengthen their responses to distressing times.
This Fund is aimed to improve the COVID-19 response for Pasifika. Applications have now closed and decisions will be made in February.
Supporting existing Pacific Mental Health and Addiction (MHA) services to help Pasifika families and communities to recover, enhance wellbeing and adapt after their lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, this Fund enables community-led initiatives to navigate psychological, social and physical difficulties.
The Fund can be used to establish new initiatives or extend current community-specific initiatives.
Minimum and maximum funding levels
Applications to the Fund will be for a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $50,000.
Funds awarded to successful applicants may not be for the full amount applied for.
The key objectives for the Fund are to support Pacific services to deliver community initiatives which:
- provide a support ‘mechanism’ to Pasifika families and communities that are experiencing COVID-19 related psychological, social and physical difficulties
- enhance wellbeing and support recovery after their lives have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic
- build inclusive communities and strengthen community resilience
- encourage a focus on mental wellbeing
- aim to enhance access to available COVID-19 Psychosocial Response support services.
All funded initiatives will demonstrate a clear alignment to one or more of the key objectives and provide an outline of the service/initiative which has clear deliverables including:
- what psychosocial support service/activities will be delivered
- where the service will be delivered
- who is the target/priority group (e.g. ethnic-specific, Pan-Pacific, youth, older people, rainbow)
- the number of clients who will benefit as a result of the funding support
- the number of communities who will benefit as a result of the funding support.
Our assessment panel will use Le Va’s Critical Elements for Implementing Pasifika Community-based Initiatives model to evaluate all funding applications.
To view or download more information on the evaluation criteria, please click here.
Who can apply?
All applications must meet a Pre-Approval verification step to ensure that all funded providers:
- Are legally constituted and capable of receiving funding into a NZ bank account
- Are able to agree to comply with all NZ legislation including Privacy Act, Health & Safety legislation etc.
- Currently providing Pacific MHA services to Pasifika families and/or communities.
All funding applications will be assessed based on their ability to demonstrate a clear alignment to one or more of the key objectives and
- the applying organisation or initiative must be Pacific-led
- the proposed initiative addresses the unmet needs of priority groups
- the reach of the proposed initiative
- the number of clients who gained a benefit as a result of the funding support
- the number of communities who gained a benefit as a result of the funding support.
What is not funded
Government statutory entities, overseas organisations and individuals or consultants will not be eligible to apply for the Fund. In addition, the Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund will not fund:
- capital costs and major fixed assets (e.g. vehicles, buildings)
- ongoing operational costs of the applicant organisations not related to COVID-19 or psychosocial responses
- national or international conference attendance
- any activity that does not occur in New Zealand
- fundraising activities
- overseas travel and associated costs
- activities or projects that only benefit an individual
- projects that have already concluded
- development of an individual or privately-owned business
Please include a project budget with your application.
View a sample budget here.