21st February 2023

Storm recovery

Information for givers and community 

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the storms across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

This page is for:

  • Philanthropists and grantmakers looking to support community organisations involved in the storm recovery;
  • Community organisations looking for funding;
  • People wanting to donate.

We will update this page as new information comes in.  

If you are a philanthropist or grantmaker  

Get involved   
Philanthropy New Zealand | Tōpūtanga Tuku Aroha o Aotearoa
is working with funder members involved in responding to the storms. For example, we’re convening funders to share information and find opportunities to collaborate. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in this work. See our news page for our latest blogs. 
Find community organisations seeking funding  
If you are a philanthropist or grantmaker that gives away more than $20k a year and you’re looking for community organisations to fund, check out www.match.org.nz. We’re inviting community organisations needing support for their storm response to publicise this via the Match | Te Puna Taurite service. You can search on the ‘2023 STORM RECOVERY’ community of focus tag to identify involved groups. Contact [email protected] to discuss.  
Information on disaster funding  
If you’re looking for tips on how funders can prepare for, respond to and support communities to recover from disasters, check out this resource

We also recommend the following resources: 

If you are an organisation requiring funding for storm response work 

Match | Te Puna Taurite is a service that allows community organisations to communicate their funding needs to multiple funders. You can find more information on how it works here, or contact [email protected]. Fundseekers can highlight any storm response and recovery work.  

The Centre for Social Impact have put together this document with Auckland options for philanthropic and grantmaker funding. It also contains information on Government support and other information and resources. 

The Ministry for Social Development’s package for community groups supporting people impacted by North Island floods and Cyclone Gabrielle

Options for public donations  

Mayoral Relief Funds have been set up for: 


Auckland Council


Reference: Flood fund (please also provide a phone number if you would like a tax rebate form)


Tairāwhiti Civil Defence

Account Name: Gisborne District Council


For overseas payments - SWIFT code: WPACNZ2W

Reference: Disaster Relief Trust


Thames Coromandel District council


Particulars: Your phone number

Reference: ReliefFund

Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Trust





Tararua District

Account name: Tararua District Council


Reference: 560 OR Flood Relief



Particulars: Gabrielle

Reference: Relief Fund


TDC Mayoral Relief Fund


Reference: CYCLONE


Other options for donating:

New Zealand Disaster Fund (Red Cross) 

Hawkes Bay Cyclone Relief Fund

Northland Emergency Response Fund

Fundraisers for hapori Māori (Māori groups) 

Search on Givealittle to find individuals and families affected by storm damage seeking donations.