GIS – 02 May, 2020: The COVID-19 Solidarity Fund Framework and Operating Guidelines
aiming to build a resilient society by alleviating suffering during and in the
aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic have been finalised and was released today
through a communiqué.
Fund, established under the Finance and Audit (COVID-19 Solidarity Fund)
Regulations 2020, and made under the Finance and Audit Act, involving various
stakeholders, will also help to strengthen the preparedness and response of the
nation to face COVID-19 type situations. It will intervene during the
confinement/curfew period and the recovery period.
objectives of the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund are to contribute to the financing
of projects, programmes and schemes related to the COVID-19 and other related
public health issues and provide financial support to citizens and
organisations being affected by the COVID-19 virus. Besides, the Fund will
provide assistance in such other circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus
upon approval from the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.
Solidarity Fund will receive its financing mainly through sums received from
the Consolidated Fund, public enterprises and statutory bodies; contributions,
donations, grants and other receipts from the private sector, national or
international organisation, and any other person; and any other sum which may
lawfully accrue to it.
Managing Committee of the Fund consists of representatives from the various
Ministries/Departments as well as from the Committee on Economic Recovery and
the All Employees Confederation. The Committee will establish clear and transparent criteria
for inviting applications for assistance and evaluating applications based on
needs and capacity assessment in addition to approving programmes, projects and
direct support to applicants. A monitoring and evaluation will be conducted on
a regular basis to assess the submission projects and programmes from
the Fund will not entertain applications for direct support to persons who have
benefited from Government support under the Wage Assistance Scheme and the
Self-Employed Assistance Scheme during the confinement/ curfew period.
applicants are invited to submit their requests for support/assistance online, on
the website of the Mauritius Revenue Authority: www.mra.mu
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