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Project C-19 Update – 4 June

This newsletter provides you with local updates from Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) and other updates/resources related to the Covid-19 recovery efforts. Please see our archive for past updates.


Civil Defence Emergency Management Update

– Civil Defence Emergency Mangement (CDEM) is preparing a transition report to hand over their work to the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
– Last week CDEM gave MSD 2 weeks’ notice for the transition period to be completed by next Friday 12th June.
– All of CDEM’s work will transition to MSD, with the exception of assistance provided to foreign nationals.
– CDEM will also provide MSD with their recommended ‘network of networks’ that documents 12 individual local networks that support vulnerable/priority communities with network leads and supporting organisations identified for most of the networks.
– CDEM will recommend that MSD coordinate these networks through the recovery phase, with a focus on being able to get a ‘pulse of vulnerability’ in the region.
– The 12 priority communities are: Maori; Pasifika; Ethnic peoples, recent migrants and refugees; homeless and/or displaced people; older adults; children and youth in need of care and protection; disabled people and people living with chronic and/or underlying health conditions; people with mental health and/or addiction issues; previously and newly unemployed; people affected by family and/or sexual violence; people living with rural and/or physically remote communities; foreigners trapped in NZ.
– CDEM’s Recovery Manager is currently focused on economic recovery but will strengthen the ties with social recovery as these are seen as being strongly linked.


Other updates and resources

Please provide your feedback on Project C-19
Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) has been activated in our region for three years in a row. Project C-19 originated out of recognition that the communication between CDEM and community organisations could be greatly improved, in particular with the organisations that support vulnerable community members.

The Project C-19 team welcomes your feedback on how well the project improved communication between CDEM and community groups. Your feedback will be used to improve the functioning of the communication channel so it can be effectively used in future emergency events.

Optionally, you can provide your email address at the end of the survey to go into a draw for a $50 Countdown voucher.

Complete the survey

Survey of the Community and Voluntary Sector to Assess the Impacts of Covid-19
This survey is a partnership between Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Volunteering NZ, Philanthropy New Zealand and the Centre for Social Impact. The data from this survey will give voice to the community and voluntary sector, which is better at doing stuff than promoting itself. Data is needed to ensure debate, discussion and community voice in decision making during recovery efforts.

Please note: the survey data will be made available open source and can be filtered by region, so your responses will be very helpful to our efforts locally to support the sector. As of today, only 20 responses have been submitted from the Nelson region, so please consider taking the time to complete the survey so we can better leverage this work locally. Responses close at 5pm on Friday 12 June.

Complete the survey here

Covid-19 Small Business Cash Flow Loan (SBCS)
This scheme has been introduced to support businesses and organisations struggling because of loss of actual or predicted revenue as a result of Covid-19. They must have 50 or fewer full-time-equivalent employees. The maximum amount loaned is $10,000 plus $1,800 per full-time-equivalent employee.

Inland Revenue will administer the payments and repayments of this scheme. Applications will be open from 12 May 2020 to 12 June 2020 inclusive. More information


Register your organisation with Project C-19

Register with us to make sure you receive updates like this one in the future, and together we can make sure important messages get to your clients and members. Register here.

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