The Ethnic Communities Development Fund has $4.2 million a year available for projects. They should fit within the Ministry’s strategic priorities to support ethnic communities, grow their skills, celebrate culture and take part in society. You can apply at any time as there is no closing date, the fund is open. We aim to get back to you within 12 weeks. Please apply well in advance of your event or project.
Applying for the fund
About the fundLearn about the fund, see key dates and read the policy document.Learn more
Who can applyAny group can apply if your project supports ethnic communities in New Zealand.Learn more
How to applyFind out how much you can apply for, and what you need to apply. Watch a step-by-step instructional video.Learn more
Make an applicationApply for the Fund. Show how it fits with the Fund's purpose and meets one of the four priorities.Learn more