Mayoral Relief Fund

One-off emergency relief is available to people in Wellington who are in need of help in the form of food, shelter and clothing.

Fund details

Contact: Siaun Lintern, Funding Team Leader:

The Mayoral Relief Fund is a partnership between Wellington City Council and the Wellington City Mission. The fund supports people who are experiencing an emergency.

Examples include:

  • power or gas disconnected, with young children living at the property
  • tenancy eviction - emergency accommodation required
  • family or personal crisis
  • unable to buy food as a result of an emergency
  • homelessness as a result of an emergency

No cash advances or cash loans are provided to clients.

How to apply

Read the information on this page, then apply using the application form on the Wellington City Mission website.

Application form (258KB PDF)


$20,000 is available annually through the Wellington City Mission. This is currently allocated across food-bank expenses and other emergency services.


  • Applicants must be residents of the Wellington city rate paying area.
  • All applicants will be assessed individually.
  • Applicants must complete an application form and provide proof of need, such as an eviction letter, a letter confirming that power has been disconnected, letters of refusal for advances from Work and Income, or proof of unexpected expenditures. 

More information

Wellington City Mission

Phone: 04 245 0900