Below is a list of successful applicants for the 2019 Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

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Organisation Decision Amount granted Project Name Location
African Communities' Council of Wellington Inc Fully Fund $4,000 African Day Celebration 2020 Christchurch
African Film Festival New Zealand Trust Partially Fund $10,000 African Film Festival New Zealand Ashburton
Amana Trust Board Partially Fund $18,000 Moving forward as Muslim New Zealanders – a leadership retreat for young Muslim leaders in New Zealand Wellington
Aoraki Multicultural Council Inc Partially Fund $45,000 Aoraki Migrant Centre Christchurch
Aotearoa Latin American Community Incorporated Partially Fund  $10,000 Community Development and Art-Craft Therapy Programme Auckland
Aotearoa Resettled Community Coalition Incorporated Fully Fund $46,555 Leadership and Development Auckland
Ardour Charitable Trust Fully Fund  $6,500 2020 Ardour Chinese Cultural Camp - New Zealand Rotorua
Ashburton District Council Fully Fund  $15,000 Ashburton Global Ambassador Programme Auckland
Asian Events Trust Fully Fund $5,000 Wellington Chinese New Year Festival 2020 Christchurch
Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc Centre Incorporated Partially Fund $41,050 Our Journey Home to Aotearoa Christchurch
Auckland Multicultural Society Incorporated Fully Fund $2,929 12th Multicultural Expo 2020 Christchurch
Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust Fully Fund $52,746 2020 Multicultural Inclusion Thriving Project Christchurch
Bay of Plenty - Philippine Friendship Society Incorporated Fully Fund $19,106 Sports & Cultural & Talent Programme 2020 Christchurch
Brazilian Day Charitable Trust Fully Fund $5,000 Brazilian Day Festival Clutha
Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association Incorporated Fully Fund $10,000 Migrant & Refugee Rights Workshops Auckland
Canterbury Interfaith Society Partially Fund $10,000 Uniting People of All Faiths/Ethnicities Auckland
Chinese Culture Association (NZ) Incorporated  Fully Fund $15,000 2020 Chinese in New Zealand Oral History Dunedin
Christchurch Central Methodist Parish Fully Fund $5,000 Spiritual Health Promotion Project Christchurch
Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Society (CZCS) Partially Fund $6,000 We Are One Auckland
Clutha District Settlement Support Incorporated Fully Fund $5,000 Programme of events to help support the needs of Newcomers to the Clutha District Wellington 
Community Waitakere Charitable Trust Fully Fund $10,500 Ethkick West Tournament & world village Auckland
Delta Community Support Trust Partially Fund $2,820 Greater Richmond (Christchurch) Cultural Diversity and Engagement Wellington 
Doina-Community of Romanian Aucklanders Incorporated Partially Fund $3,000 Activities for the Romanian Community in Auckland Ashburton 
Dunedin Multi Ethnic Council Incorporated Partially Fund $24,500 Race relations week celebration and beyond Auckland 
Earth Action Trust Fully Fund $9,600 Establish 'Ethnic Think Tank' Wellington 
Ekta NZ Incorporated Fully Fund $16,500 Interfaith Musical Event Hamilton 
Ethno Oceania Fully Fund $6,679 Ethno New Zealand 2020 Hamilton 
Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Incorporated Fully Fund $15,000 UMAH day  Palmerston North Wellington
Filipino Dairy Workers in New Zealand Incorporated Fully Fund $9,900 Philippine Independence Day Celebration Christchurch
Filipino Youth in New Zealand Partially Fund $9,200 Youth Cultural Games 2020 Christchurch
Great Families Charitable Trust Partially Fund $2,000 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Auckland
Hamilton Children and Families Trust Fully Fund $2,500 Hamilton Children's Day celebrations 2020  Auckland
Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust Fully Fund $46,000 Flourish - Ethnic Women leadership Program Christchurch 
Ignite Sport Trust Fully Fund $30,000 Ignite Sport Fusion Programmes for former Refugee and Migrant young people Auckland
Iranian Cultural Society of Wellington (ICSW) Partially Fund $8,000 Nowruz Festival Marlborough
Jaaliyada Somalida Canterbury incorporated Partially Fund $3,250 Somali Community Development Project  Auckland
Japanese Society of Auckland Incorporated Fully Fund $10,000 Japan Day Auckland
Kiwi-Sri Lankan Charitable Trust Fully Fund $4,000 Spending a day at a Marae New Plymouth
Lady Khadija Charitable Trust Partially Fund $15,000 Giving Seeds of Love Tasman
Lady Khadija Charitable Trust Partially Fund $13,500 Together in Humanity Whanganui
Marlborough Multicultural Centre Fully Fund $15,100 Building Inclusive Community Connections Project Marlborough
Massey Matters Incorporated Fully Fund $2,500 Community Cultural Festival Auckland
Methodist Mission Northern Fully Fund $30,000 Active Citizens Programme 2020 Whangarei
Migrant Careers Support Trust Partially Fund $3,000 Migrant careers Support Trust - Workspace workshops Auckland
Migrant Connections Taranaki (MCT) Charitable Trust Partially Fund $8,500 MCT – making a difference with migrants, refugees and their families, helping them to integrate in the local community. Christchurch
Multi Cultural Council of Rangitikei/Wanganui Incorporated Fully Fund $6,000 Inter Cultural Awareness Westland
Multicultural Association Hawkes Bay Inc Fully fund $6,000 Community Engagement in Hawkes Bay Auckland
Multicultural Nelson Tasman Incorporated Partially Fund $10,000 *Post Christchurch Multicultural Awareness workshops for Nelson Tasman region and ** Celebrating Cultural Diversity Auckland
Multicultural Whangarei Incorporated Fully Fund $35,930 Migrant Wellbeing in Whangarei Nationwide
'NAAD' Charitable Trust (NZ) Partially Fund $5,000 Baithak Auckland
Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury Incorporated Fully Fund $11,700 Ethnic cultural promotion Auckland
Nepalese Cultural Centre, New Zealand Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000 5th Multi Ethnic Dance Festival 2020 Nationwide
New Coasters Incorporated Partially Fund $1,000 Intercultural Awareness Trainings Auckland
New Settlers Family and Community Trust Partially Fund $3,000 NFACT Community Leadership Programme Auckland
New Zealand Chin Community Fully Fund


New Zealand Chin Community Conference Auckland
New Zealand Nepal Society Incorporated Partially Fund $12,300 Nepal Festival April 11 2020 Auckland
New Zealand Nepalese Association Partially Fund $1,440 NZNA for Community Strengthening project Tauranga
New Zealand Telugu Association Incorporated Partially Fund $15,000 New Zealand Telugu Association Cultural Celebrations


New Zealand Zo Community Inc Fully Fund $6,000 Zo Cultural Show Wellington
New Zealand-Asia Association (NZAA) Inc Fully Fund $5,773 Viva Eclectika Intercultural Dance and Music Challenge Auckland
NixCrew Trust Incorporated Partially Fund $9,546 Inclusive Aoteroa 2020 Christchurch
NZ Ethnic Social Services Trust Partially Fund $12,000 Ethnic Development Project Christchurch
NZ Ethnic Women Inc Partially Fund $21,800 Influence, Connect and Empower (ICE) Auckland
One Love charity Partially Fund $4,000 Holi Colour Splash Rotorua
Oriental Culture and Performing Art Group Fully Fund $2,500 2020 Wellington Community Chorus Festival Christchurch
Pearl of the Islands Foundation Incorporated Partially Fund $20,000 Socially cohesive, inclusive, and thriving New Zealand Auckland
Philippines Culture and Migrant Services Fully Fund $4,500 Philippines Day in Christchurch Christhcurch
Qiao Yi Lion Dance Team Christchurch Fully Fund $3,000 Christchurch Chinese New Year Parade 2020 Hamilton
Rainbow Chorus Incorporated Fully Fund $6,000   Auckland
Roskill Together Trust Fully Fund $16,700 Nga Herenga Waka

New Plymouth

Rotorua Multicultural Council Incorporated

Fully Fund

$12,000 CATCH Rotorua Southland
Russian Cultural Centre Trust (Christchurch) Fully Fund


“Togetherness through culture” Southland
Shakti Community Council Incorporated Partially Fund $25,000 Diverse and United Aotearoa Auckland
Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre Trust Partially Fund $43,228 Seeing Diversity, Crafting Social Cohesion – Coming Together for Creative Experiences Christchurch
Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust Partially Fund $11,700 Shanti Niwas Inter Faith Programme Gisborne
Somali Education and Development Trust Fully Fund $21,797 Memorial Prayer Service and Interfaith Iftar Projects Hamilton
South Asian Trust Incorporated Fully Fund $19,474 SOCH (Paradigm shift in leadership & integration) Auckland
Southland Multicultural Council Incorporated Partially Fund $32,736 Cultural Celebrations and Multicultural Food Festival Auckland
Southland Youth One Stop Shop Trust Fully Fund $8,744 Latin Power Christchurch
Sudanese Society in New Zealand Incorporated Fully Fund $5,140 Sudanese Society Annual Celebration Event Christchurch
Support for Development (SFD) Fully Fund $7,030 Sister to Sister Supports on Leadership Capacity Development of Asian Women. Auckland
Tairawhiti Multicultural Council Incorporated Fully Fund $6,000 Colour Run for Inclusion and Diversity Auckland
Tangata Tiriti - Treaty People Incorporated Fully Fund $25,740 Treaty for Everyone 2020 Wellington
The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) Partially Fund $10,000 The Asian Network Interfaith and Cultural Programme Nationwide
The Auckland Performing Arts Centre at Western Springs Inc. Fully Fund $6,906 Babel Theatre’s production of The Wall for Auckland Fringe Festival 2018 Christchurch
The Canterbury Communications Trust Fully Fund $6,432 Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers – Sharing Breads of the World Nationwide
The Japanese Society of Canterbury (Kantaberii Nihonjin Kai) Incorporated Fully Fund $7,500 Canterbury Japan Day 2020 Upper Hutt
The Korean Society of Auckland Incorporated Fully Fund $10,000 2020 Korean Day Wellington
The Mixit Charitable Trust Fully Fund $20,000 MIXIT Summer Performance Project 2020 Auckland
The Performance Arcade Trust Fully Fund $4,500 The Performance Arcade Outreach and Diversity Programme


The Religious Diversity Centre In Aotearoa New Zealand Trust Fully Fund $15,700 Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Workshops Auckland
The Thai Society of Canterbury Inc. Fully Fund $5,000 The Thai Festival Westland
The Upper Hutt Multicultural Council Incorporated Partially Fund $15,000 "Community Wellbeing"  "We are One", Diversity Respect & Inclusion in the Greater Wellington Communities Whanganui
United Nations Association of New Zealand (United Nations Youth Association of New Zealand) Incorporated Fully Fund $5,280 Aotearoa Youth Declaration Auckland
Vietnz Community Trust Partially Fund $13,449 VietNZ Cultural & Sports Nationwide
Waitakere Indian Association Partially Fund $10,000 Inclusive WIA Nationwide
Wellington Japan Festival Trust Fully Fund $5,750 Japan Festival Wellington  
West Auckland Mosque Women's Committee Fully Fund $9,990 Ramadan & Eid Unity  
Westland District Council Fully Fund $5,700 Westland Culture Feast 2020 'Westland Migrant Stories'  
Whanganui Festival of Cultures Planning Group Fully Fund $10,000 Whanganui Festival of Cultures 2020  
Women Entrepreneurship Centre Charitable Trust Fully Fund $38,600 LIVE YOUR DREAM  
Zomi Innkuan New Zealand Incorporated Fully Fund $6,440 ZINZ 2020  


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