APPLICATIONS FOR THE
COMMUNITY VACCINATION FUND
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The Government has made $2.6 million available through the Prepare Pacific Community Vaccination Fund to directly support Pacific community-led initiatives towards increasing vaccination and booster uptake and Omicron preparedness.
The funding is for community groups to help get ready and prepare their own communities to get vaccinated. It’s about caring for all our community at home who are at risk of getting Omicron.
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To ensure Pacific peoples are fully vaccinated in the Auckland region or in areas with high Pacific populations.
The fund will support community driven action (mobilisation initiatives) that leads to full Covid-19 vaccinations for Pacific peoples aged 5 and over and booster uptake for those aged 18 and over and Omicron preparedness for Pacific peoples in Auckland. This may extend outside of Auckland depending on approval from the funder.
The Ministry of Health has made available $2.6 million to support community action (mobilisation initiatives) that leads to vaccinations, booster uptake and Omicron preparedness. The fund will be administered by The Cause Collective who are behind the Prepare Pacific campaign.
It’s about getting the community vaccinated and caring for all our community at home who are at risk of getting Omicron. Omicron Preparedness funding is for community groups to help get ready and prepare their communities.
We are open to innovative ideas for Omicron Preparedness but it could involve getting Covid Care kits to community groups or providing blankets to help prepare for winter.
Applications will only be accepted by completing the online application form on www.preparepacific.nz
You can download the application questions here, and use it to assist with preparing your draft application.
This fund has a focus on the following:
- Ethnic specific Pacific communities.
- Pacific churches.
- Pacific youth groups.
- Pacific sport groups
- Resource development.
- Activities already funded through other government services or contracts.
- Be a Pacific group or organisation
- Be an incorporated non-profit legal entity (e.g. incorporated society, charitable trust, registered charity or charitable company). This can include a legal entity that can act as an ‘umbrella organisation’ for non-incorporated community groups
- Complete your intended activities by 30 June 2022
Applicants can apply for grants ranging from $500 up to $40,000 per application.
Please note all applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and funds will be distributed according to the level of need and risk factors across communities using vaccination data for the Auckland region.
You will need the incorporation number or NZBN (if you are an incorporated society, charitable trust or charitable company) or a Charity registration number (CC#) if you are a registered charity, bank account details of your community organisation and GST number (if applicable).
We will use the following criteria to assess applications:
- The applicant demonstrates strong community connections and established relationships to undertake what they are proposing to do
- The applicant demonstrates they have the capacity and capability to implement what is proposed
- Completes a plan and budget template
Absolutely, our team is available to assist with supporting groups to link with Pacific providers, mobile and BUSIFIKA VAX bus vaccination events, through to group bookings at Pacific vaccination sites.
Applications will be assessed within a week of receiving documentation but we will endeavour to inform groups as soon as possible.
If your application is successful, we will organise an initial payment of 70% of the total approved funding. The balance will be paid subject to receipt of the final report and review of the vaccination numbers achieved.
All successful applicants will be required to provide a final report on your vaccination mobilisation or Omicron preparedness initiative. The reporting requirements will be set out in the funding agreement which will include the number of vaccinations completed at your mobilisation initiative. Where appropriate, we will work with you and your group to complete the final report.
You will also be asked to contribute content for external communications such as social Media, photography or videography relating to your initiative.
Our ultimate aim is to protect our Pacific families by getting as many of our people vaccinated. The vaccination target is one of the key measures of your mobilisation initiative and will be a key part of assessing your application. We encourage you to be realistic on setting the vaccination target for your mobilisation initiative.
The Prepare Pacific campaign is an online communications and community outreach campaign run by The Cause Collective. This is supported by the Ministry of Health and Northern Region DHBs to ensure that there is strong alignment to key messaging and resource development through the Prepare Pacific Facebook page and website. We also support community capability building, radio campaigns, and work with Pacific young people, ethnic-specific and church communities.