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Financial Assistance

Accommodation Assistance

Is your insurance money for temporary accommodation running out?

Rates rebate

Is your house going to be demolished?

Winter Assistance Grant

This application assists people over 65 years who are living in their significantly damaged homes caused by either the September or February earthquake.

Temporary School Grant

This grant is paid to the caregiver of each child who is affected by their early childhood facility or school’s closure.

Relocated School Children Grant

This grant is to assist children who are attending their existing school but are commuting a significant distance because of earthquake damage to their homes have forced them to relocate

Bereavement Grant

This application is available for people who have lost an immediate family member in the earthquake of February 2011.

Winter Assistance for Under 5s Grant

This application assists households with vulnerable children under 5 who are living in their significantly damaged homes caused by either the September or February earthquake.

Earthquake Recovery Assistance

WINZ offer various financial assistance.

New Red Cross grant: Vulnerable homeowners

21 Nov 2011 -  The Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has confirmed a new grant, the Independent Advice grant, to assist vulnerable homeowners with obtaining assistance on what to do with their earthquake damaged property.