Northland COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

The Northland COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund (Northland COVID-19 Fund) was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will go towards essential services supporting our most vulnerable Northland communities dealing with COVID-19.

Received funds will be allocated via recommendations from a select Panel including Northland District Health Board, Civil Defence and Ministry of Social Development.

Funding will be prioritised for (but not limited to) services that provide welfare support for vulnerable people, families, the elderly, kuia and kaumatua who live in rural and isolated communities.

Please note, if a donor has a different purpose they would like their donation to go towards, please get in touch with us. 

All grants are dependent on donations from our community. If just 10 percent of Northland’s population donated $100 each, the COVID-19 Fund would be able to provide over $1 million in funds for Northland’s most vulnerable communities. Please give your support today! Click here to donate now.

You can also donate on our Givealittle page.

We realise everyone is under immense pressure right now, so we just want to remind you that you can receive a receipt and request 33 percent tax rebate from the government for your donation. Go to the IRD’s website to get your refund.

We would greatly appreciate any support that you are able to give during this extremely difficult time. With your donation we will be able to support our most vulnerable population in Northland.


The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will deliver essential resources to a variety of urgent and emerging needs in our communities. The distribution of this important community wide response will be managed as effectively and efficiently as possible by Northland Community Foundation. There will be some costs in the delivery of this emergency response, but we expect the costs of delivering this crucial support will be no more than 10 percent. We are 100 percent committed to getting donor funds to those who really need it and look forward to partnering with you to make a real difference where it is most needed.