In 2020 the Ministry for Women set up a one-off COVID-19 response fund. Community organisations were encouraged to apply for funding to support government priorities of healthy and safe communities, reducing family and sexual violence, and improving child wellbeing.
For many years, community consultation inside the Waikato has highlighted that young people in Rainbow communities wanted support from Waikato Queer Youth (WaQuY) around healthy relationships. WaQuY was successful in applying for funding and approached Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence (HTRK – OV) to co-develop a project designed to support healthy relationships for young people in Rainbow communities.
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