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Taranaki Regional Disaster Relief Fund

The Taranaki Regional Disaster Relief Fund has been established to support the region in the event of a natural disaster or acute situation. The Relief Fund is managed by all four local body organisations in the Taranaki region – Taranaki Regional Council, New Plymouth District Council, South Taranaki District Council & Stratford District Council – in partnership with Taranaki Foundation.

Community Foundations like Taranaki Foundation are perfectly placed to act as a single point of contact to distribute emergency funding if the need arises. Leveraging our extensive connections with local charities, voluntary organisations, local authorities and donors, community foundations can act quickly and efficiently. The success of such initiatives relies heavily on cross-sector collaboration, as demonstrated during the response to Cyclone Gabrielle through the HB Cyclone Relief Fund managed by Hawkes Bay Foundation.

All distributions and funding priorities are made collectively, ensuring a partnership-driven approach is taken to looking after our Taranaki region.

We encourage contributions to this fund from anyone, big or small, regular or one-off. Contributions can be made at any time.

All donations are eligible for a 33.33% tax refund in New Zealand.


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