Please be advised that your application can not be processed until supporting documentation/ID is received by the Fund Co-ordinator. This can be sent by separate email to MayoralDisaster.ReliefFund@tasman.govt.nz or alternatively dropped in to customer service desk or library, where it can be scanned.
You can also supply documents in envelope clearly marked with your name and "Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund - Attn Jim Frater".
Please note only one application will be considered per business or household. The fund can only assist once in a 12-month period, unless exceptional circumstances apply.
The Mayoral Disaster Relief Fund criteria has been extended to include partial reimbursement of freight costs incurred between 9 February and 29 March, for those farmers in the Tasman District. Additional funds have been received from MPI to cover these costs.
When applying, please ensure you attach your invoice/receipt for freight of additional feed. Applications for the partial reimbursement of freight will close on 5 April. These applications will be assessed after 5 April to be paid by 20 May.
The fund is open to Tasman District and Nelson City residents, ratepayers or business owners, and not-for-profit organisations, who have suffered financial or emotional hardship as a result of the fire event that began on 5 February 2019.
In order to be eligible for the grant:
The fund provides assistance on a one-off basis for extraordinary circumstances, where real need can be shown.
The fund is a last resort measure when people have exhausted other appropriate sources such as Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) and other government agencies.
The fund will provide for, with priority given to:
It is intended that these grants go some way towards helping alleviate the emotional and financial stress experienced by individuals and families due to the fire event.
When the grant is awarded it may be used for any purpose related to the severe fire event.
However, there is no guarantee of funding.
In the event that there is money left over, the Councils will identify projects that will benefit the community in the areas most affected by the fire. Any remaining funds will be put towards those projects.
There are six members who have been appointed to administer the fund. These are the Mayor of Tasman District, the Mayor of Nelson City, two councillors (one from each Council), an iwi representative and a representative from the Rata Foundation.
The application form requires you to provide personal information in order to process your application. The Council will meet its legislative obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 with regard to any personal information held.
You can get help with this form at any council service centre or library, and also at WINZ and Citizen Advice Bureau offices.
You can also contact our Customer Services team on either 03 543 8400 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fund co-ordinator is Sandie Hutchinson at MayoralDisaster.ReliefFund@tasman.govt.nz.
Have a look through the application at the type of documents you might need.
If you are unable to attach the documents now, don't worry, get them to us as soon as you can.
Your application can not be processed until supporting documentation/ID is received by the Fund Co-ordinator.
This can be sent by separate email to MayoralDisaster.ReliefFund@tasman.govt.nz or alternatively dropped in to customer service desk or library, where it can be scanned.
You can clearly label your documents with the applicant name and drop in to any of the service centres or libraries who can copy/scan in your documents, or
post to Sandie Hutchinson, Tasman District Council, Private Bag 4, Richmond 7050, Nelson.
We are happy to help.
Please be aware that Council may request further information from you in order to assess your application. This request will be made directly with you, the applicant.
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