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Latest update from your local Civil Defence – Thursday 9 April

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  • Nelson Tasman 24 confirmed and 6 probable cases at 9:30 hours 9 April 2020. 
  • Emergency Management Welfare has had a total of 95 registrations with most requests from vulnerable adults needing support with household goods and services. 
  • Vulnerable adults has multiple strands each with a work stream in Civil Defence Emergency Management. These include older adults, homeless community and the migrant community. 
  • The homeless community have accommodation options operating at the Brook campground and from yesterday evening caravans at Neale Park. There is food being distributed daily at these locations as well as at Montgomery Square.
  • Older adults are been phoned to check on their needs, those unable to be reached via phone or email will be visited. Age Concern has a “Phone a Friend” service running which is being well received.
  • For those who can’t access food or essential items themselves or with the help of whānau, friends, iwi, neighbours or community providers (e.g. Work and Income), there is urgent assistance available through 0800 50 50 75 (Press 1 for Nelson City or 2 for Tasman).  This service can assist people until 7pm, 7 days a week.  If possible, please give us 1-2 days’ notice.

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Fifeshire Foundation has initiative COVID 19 Emergency Grant Application

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and current level 4 lockdown restrictions. Fifeshire Foundation board has initiative the following temporary response;
COVID 19 Emergency Grant Application. This means our voluntary Trustees are accepting applications from people living in the Nelson/Tasman region who are in “hardship and/or domestic crisis” due to the Covid19 pandemic crisis.
In order to manage this Fifeshire Foundation has implemented a temporary streamlined grant application process, managed under our Foundation Manager Delegated Authority Policy, for immediate essential needs only.
Things we can help with, under the temporary Covid 19 Emergency Application:
Immediate essential needs – Food (we provide grocery vouchers), firewood and power.
Note: The normal application form and process must be used for all other funding grant needs.  
For more details regarding the application process please visit

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