Round one of the Local Innovation and Partnership Fund announced
Seven local initiatives have received $4.096 million in funding under the Aotearoa/ New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan to address homelessness in their area.
The Local Innovation and Partnership Fund builds on the knowledge, strengths and connections of local organisations. It supports partnership that respond to local causes and drivers of homelessness.
The first round of the Fund focused on initiatives targeting Māori, Pacific Peoples, women, rangatahi/young people, migrants and refugees, older people, the rainbow community, and disabled people.
The following applicants were successful in the first funding round:
- Takiri Mai o Te Ata Collective Inc (Lower Hutt) in partnership with Petone Budget Service
- Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (Napier/Hastings) in partnership with Whatever it Takes Trust
- RainbowYOUTH (Auckland) in partnership with Te Ngākau Kahukura and Auckland Council
- One Double Five Whare Awhina (Whangarei) in partnership with Mahitahi Hauora, Whangarei Youth Space, Ngati Hine Health Trust, Pehiaweri Marae and Northland Urban Rural Mission
- Kāhui Tū Kaha (Auckland) in partnership with Auckland Council, Auckland Housing First Collective, South Pacific Pride, Arohanui ki te Tangata
- Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake Trust (Rotorua) in partnership with Manaaki Ora Trust
- Lifewise (Auckland) in partnership with Auckland City Mission.
Round two of the Local Innovation and Partnership Fund is expected to open in mid-2021.
Published: March 26, 2021