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Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Trust Funding Round open

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The Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Trust Funding Round is now open, with groups and organisations encouraged to apply.

Thanks to donations from the public, the Trust has $14 million to allocate. This is made up of all the donations to the government appeal (including the special Lotto draw), and all interest earned to date.

The Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Trust is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs and is open for applications from communities, iwi, hapū and marae in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Hawkes Bay regions and the Tararua district.

 Basic Information:

  • The funding round opened on 20 March 2024.
  • The funding round will close on 29 May 2024.
  • Grant decisions will be notified by 25 July 2024.
  • Maximum funding request is $30,000.

 Funding objective:         

  • Support cyclone-impacted communities to recover.

 Funding priority:             

  • Small scale projects with a tangible benefit able to be quickly delivered.

 Funding criteria

  • the project is located in an impacted region or district.
  • the project is community, iwi, hapū and/or marae-led.
  • the project is ready to action as soon as funding is received.
  • proof that the project has been completed is easily provided.
  • the project is not a grant to individuals.

 For more information, including how to apply, please go to



21 March 2024

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