The New Zealand Government provides support to individuals, businesses and organisations needing financial support due to the impact of COVID-19.
To access the information on the Government’s dedicated COVID-19 site and for Work and Income information see:
If you are in financial hardship, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009.
If you are a full-time grandparent or other whānau caregiver and you are struggling to get support for your income support or essential needs, we can also advocate for you with Work and Income and agencies and community providers to help you need get the support or advice you need.
Please call us on 0800 472 637 (0800 GRANDS), email us or make contact via our Contact Us page.
If you are not already registered as a member of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, please join up here. Membership is free and access to all our services is also free of charge to you.
If you don't have the essentials you need to get you through the lockdown (e.g. food, medication or cleaning supplies), please first try the following options to help you: