There is now annual funding available to support Pacific community organisations to create and put into action their own ideas to contribute towards the achievement of better health outcomes for Pacific peoples and their communities.
The Fund 2020/21
The resurgence of COVID-19 disproportionately affected Pacific people in communities within the Auckland region. Pacific church organisations played a key role in responding to the resurgence by supporting communication and dissemination of public health messaging to their community members; providing familiar community venues as testing sites and supporting contract tracing efforts.
To maintain community preparedness against COVID-19, workstream B funding for 2020/21 has been reprioritised to support selected Pacific churches in Auckland, to maintain and continue community specific responses.
More information for the Fund in 2021/22 will be made available in due course.