There are various sources of funding available to support those affected by the Cyclone, whether an individual or a household, in the rural or agricultural sectors or a business. This page provides more information.
Hawke’s Bay Mayors and Chair have activated the regional Disaster Relief Trust, making it easy for people from anywhere in the world to donate to the cyclone recovery effort. Find the fact sheet here. You can also help those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle in Hawke’s Bay by donating to the fund.
As at 5 May, the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund has distributed $2.19 million to over 3,500 applicants.
Civil Defence payments for the East Coast region (Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay) ended on Saturday 15 April. There are lots of other ways Work and Income can help people.
Hardship payments, employment support, financial assistance, and accommodation costs continue to be available.
Visit www.workandincome.govt.nz for further information or call 0800 559 009
The Rural Women’s Adverse Event Fund is designed to assist rural individuals (emphasis on rural women and children) and community groups who have experienced financial hardship due to the consequences of an adverse event.
Apply online at https://ruralwomennz.nz/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Adverse-Events-3.04.23.pdf or call 0800 256 467
This helps farmers and other primary producers struggling with debt. The scheme uses neutral and independent mediators to help farmers and their creditors work through debt issues: www.mpi.govt.nz/the-farm-debt-mediation-scheme-2
This can be accessed through Rural Support Trusts to assist with the costs for professional advice for your farming business: www.rural-support.org.nz/Help-Support/Financial-Pressure
If you own a business in Hawke’s Bay and have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle you can apply for support through the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce. Further information and details on how to apply can be found here.
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