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Covid-19 Relief Fund widened to include community events

Tuesday April 27 2021

Palmerston North City Council set up a Covid-19 Relief Fund last year to support community groups who may have experienced an increase in demand or a loss of income because of the pandemic. We’ve now widened this fund to include individuals and businesses delivering a community event that was impacted by Covid-19.

The limit per application has also increased from $5,000 to $10,000 for each application (maximum of $20,000 a year per applicant).

“We know that the needs of lockdown last year have shifted, with Level 2 changes affecting events into 2021. We want to make sure everyone has a fair opportunity to receive the support offered by this fund,” Chief Customer Officer Chris Dyhrberg says.

To be eligible for fund help, those who apply should have:

  • experienced an increase in demand for services because of Covid-19
  • seen a loss of anticipated income because of Covid-19
  • experienced unexpected costs due to Covid-19.

Our Covid-19 Relief Fund page has more information, including fund guidance and an application form.