6 Jul 2011

Community Response Fund extended

8:20 pm on 6 July 2011

Groups can now apply for the seventh round of the Community Response Fund.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says funding is

targeted at social service providers still feeling the effects of the recession and experiencing greater demand.

The fund was established in May 2009 for two years to help social services deal with increased demand and cost pressures as a result of the recession.

But Ms Bennett says because community providers told the Government it was still needed, it has been extended for another year.