COVID-19 Our response update - 23 March 2020

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  • Monday, 23 March 2020

For the health and safety of our staff, trustees and community from today Monday 23 March 2020 our premises at 62 Don Street, Invercargill will be closed. So all meetings and events involving our staff, applicants, grantees and stakeholders are therefore cancelled (including upcoming district visits, funding forums and other community meetings hosted at our offices).

However, rest assured we are continuing to run business as usual carrying out all aspects of our work and supporting grant recipients, applicants, partners and our community as we all navigate these unprecedented times – it’s just we are now doing this from home and through a virtual means.

We are continuing to accept applications, make decisions, process accountability reports and make payments. 

Connecting with us

We are encouraging you to keep connecting and engaging with us and there are several ways you can continue to do this:

Recipients with approved funding 

Where a grant or scholarship has been approved and you can no longer run or attend events or complete work due to COVID-19, your funding will still be paid out for costs which cannot be avoided and where there are no options to recoup costs. We will be flexible with your accountability and other reporting deadlines and encourage you to talk with us as soon as possible if you need to revisit any aspect of your funding.   

Upcoming grant applications 

We are continuing to accept applications and to help inform our decision making we are asking some additional questions in our applications to understand the implications of COVID-19.   Take care of yourselves and each other and if you have any queries call 0800 500 185 or email 

Jackie Flutey
General Manager
Community Trust South