Who we’re looking for:

We’re looking to assist rural individuals, communities and groups, with a particular emphasis on rural women and children, who are in urgent need due to a declared adverse event such as drought, fires, floods or earthquakes.


Eligibility criteria:

  • Rural individuals and community groups who have experienced financial hardship due to the consequences of an adverse event.

  • Assistance in times of natural disaster.


Application Checklist:

Include the following with your application:

  • Applicants should send detailed reasons for seeking financial assistance, including the name, address and phone number of a referee who may be contacted if necessary.

  • Applications may be made on behalf of another person or group.


Download the Application Form here. 

Send application forms to: enquiries@ruralwomennz.nz along with any supporting documents.

Applications can also be posted to:

Rural Women New Zealand – Attn: Adverse Events Fund

Level 10, 75 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
PO Box 12-021, Thorndon,
Wellington 6144