Funding for NGOs and community groups

Here’s the funding available for community groups:

Fund 1: Community support fund ($2 million)
This funding is available for community groups supporting whānau and communities in Auckland and other regions impacted by recent weather events, who are not contracted by a government agency.

The maximum amount community groups can receive under the fund will be capped at $3,500.

Fund 2: Community providers response and wellbeing fund ($4 million)
This funding is available for providers supporting communities affected by the recent North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle. Providers are considered those who already have government contracts in the social sector.

The amount that providers can receive under the fund will be capped at $7,000.

For questions, inquiries or requests please email MSD at

Funding through this Community Support Package is time-limited and only available until 30 June 2023.

Here are some helpful resources:

Climate Change Anxiety

The reality of climate change can feel overwhelming. This is why it has been labelled a crisis. Younger people are more affected, because it is of most relevance to their lifespan.

Support for Youth Workers and those that work with youth

Caring for Supporters

Self Care tips for youth dev workers

We can’t stress enough how important it is to look after yourself!

  • Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories, including social media.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or practice mindfulness/being present. Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about how your are feeling.

We are aware that this is a super unsettling time: reminder, we have updated our Supervisor Directory with those keep to support you through online platforms.

Want or need to kōrero with us?

Your focus will be on your whānau, and the taiohi you work with. Our focus is you. Sometimes you might need to talk with someone who understands your mahi, and that you can trust.

We would be honoured to be that person for you. How this looks will depend on what you want, and strengths of the person you meet with. It will be strengths based (i.e., looking at the strengths you have and how they can support you through this season).

It might look like youth work convos, supervision, coaching, mentoring or digital trouble-shooting. There is no charge for this. If you need ongoing support we will look at how to connect you with someone who can journey with you.

Are you interested?? Click here to make an appointment with us today!

Additional Resources

  • Mana Taiohi in action: Darfield High School’s Mana Taiohi Student-Led Transformation
    In an inspiring display of youth leadership and determination, a group of students from Darfield High School, has proven the power of the voice of rangatahi by unveiling a brand-new basketball hoop for students to enjoy for years to come.  Read full article here
  • State of our Generation Report 2023
    A Youthline commissioned, nationwide survey of young people around the biggest issues for young people and their help-seeking behaviours. Read report here.
  • Action needed to address high levels of alcohol harm among Rainbow students
    University of Otago’s Alcohol Healthwatch and the Adolescent Health Research Group undertook analysis of alcohol harm among high school students and found Rainbow youth experience high levels of alcohol harm.
    Read full article here
  • Nationwide rainbow survey sounds alarm for mental health
    Coordinated action across key areas of rainbow young people’s lives is needed to ensure they are not only safe but can thrive, according to the first national survey of rainbow youth in Aotearoa. Read the report here.
  • New research highlights challenges in teaching sex education
    University of Canterbury-led research has shown teachers experience significant barriers teaching Relationship and Sexuality Education, including lack of time and the subject not being prioritised in New Zealand schools.  Read the full article here.
  • Engagement with children and young people: Best practice guidelines
    These guidelines have been developed by Child Wellbeing and Poverty Reduction Group in DPMC in collaboration with partner agencies.  They incorporate feedback from the children and young people and reflect elements of established guidelines when engaging with specific population groups. Read guidelines here.
  • Mental health inequities for Māori youth: A population-level study of mental health service data
    Despite known high levels of mental health concerns for rangatahi Māori, administrative data suggests significant under-reporting, assessment, and treatment of emotional conditions relative to non-Māori/non-Pasifika youth.  Read report here
  • Being there: Young people supporting their friends through tough times
    There is emerging research examining informal support amongst friends, however, more needs to be done to understand the experiences of young people undertaking this support role. This research sought to better understand the experiences of friends who support friends through tough times.  Read article here.
  • The state of mental health services for young rural men
    Following a survey, in-depth interviews and discussions, Wright found three main barriers prevent young people from accessing help. Read article here
  • HERE for LGBTQ+ communities
    HERE is a digital suicide prevention hub that connects the LGBTQ+ community to support and resources.  It includes resources with a focus on how to safely talk about suicide and supporting someone else through crisis.  Click here to find out more
  • Stronger measures proposed to tackle youth vaping
    The Government is seeking feedback on measures to help reduce the number of young people vaping.  Read article here
  • Licensing and Neighbourhood Impacts of Alcohol 
    The research involved interviews with 155 residents in 8 neighbourhoods around the country conducted by community partners, interviews with participants in licence hearings and an extensive legal analysis of licensing decisions which involved objections from local residents.  Report and resources here
  • Op-Ed: Inattentive ADHD, and Why it’s so Difficult to Spot
    It is Inattentive ADHD children who often struggle most, so learning the common indicators of the condition is important for teachers and anyone involved in educating and caring for school age children. Article
  • COVID: New booster plan in time for Winter