Below is a list of successful applicants to the Ethnic Communities Development Fund for April 2023.

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Organisation Decision Amount Project Name Location
Acorn Autism Charitable Trust Partially Fund $10,000.00 Parent Training Programme for Indian Parents Auckland
Al-Ameen Islamic Development New Zealand Fund $5,000.00 NZ Eid Day Wellington Porirua
Aotearoa Ethnic Communities Trust NZ Partially Fund $5,000.00 Mobile Migrant Support Project Auckland
Aoteroa New Zealand Federation of Tamil Sangam Inc (ANTS) Partially Fund $20,000.00 ANTS Communities Development Programme Nationwide
Arasan New Zealand Partially Fund $10,000.00 Manakitanga Social cohesion & inclusion for Auckland south Asian community Auckland
Ardour Charitable Trust Partially Fund $15,000.00 Convergence Art Exhibition - Transcendence & Immanence Christchurch
Bangladesh Association New Zealand Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000.00 The lessons of Ramadan for mankind: Interreligious discussion Auckland
Bhartiya Samaj Queenstown Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000.00 Indian Ladies Cultural Night & Independence Day Queenstown-Lakes
BIG SONG N DANCE LIMITED Partially Fund $13,375.00 New Zealand Salsa Congress 2023 Wellington
Christchurch Kerala Association Partially Fund $5,000.00 Kalolsavam (Youth Festival) 2023 Christchurch
Dunedin Tamil Society Incorporated Partially Fund $20,000.00 Dunedin Tamil Community Physical, Social, Cultural Welbeing Project Dunedin
Euphoria Entertainment Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000.00 UTOPIA-2023 Auckland
Everyone an Artist Trust Partially Fund $10,000.00 Asian Arts Festival Christchurch
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh NZ Inc Partially Fund $5,000.00 Youth Development Camp 2023 Nationwide
Ignite Sport Trust Partially Fund $10,000.00 Ignite Sport Fusion Programmes supporting former Refugee and Migrant young people. Lower Hutt
Islamic Womens Council Of New Zealand Incorporated Partially Fund $280,000.00 The ELEVATE Project Nationwide
Kashmiri Association of New Zealand (KANZ) Partially Fund $5,000.00 Eid ul Fitr 2023 Auckland
Mano Amiga Fund $4,000.00 Latin American Elderly gathering and Work Shop Auckland
Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury Incorporated Partially Fund $10,000.00 Ethnic Cultural promotion and social connectivity Christchurch
New Zealand Arab Association Partially Fund $5,000.00 Community Language School Palmerston North
New Zealand Chinese Language Week Charitable Trust Partially Fund $30,000.00 NZCLW Chinese Language Week - including educational resources, project management, and translation expertise. Nationwide
New Zealand Indian Central Association Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000.00 Leadership Development and Capability Building Nationwide
North Shore Islamic Association Partially Fund $2,500.00 EID FAIR ON THE SHORE Auckland
North Shore Islamic Association Partially Fund $2,500.00 NSIA Ramadan Program Auckland
NZ Pan African Broadcasting Corporation Charitable Trust Partially Fund $8,000.00 Urgent Request by the African Muslim Community for the Ramadan Iftar Breaking of the Fast Dinner Celebrations at a Pan African Community-Led Centre Nationwide
PAKISTAN AND FRIENDS HAWKES BAY ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED Fund $4,967.00 Hawkes Bay Muharram Event for Shia Muslim Community Napier
PAKISTAN ASSOCIATION OF OTAGO INCORPORATED Partially Fund $5,000.00 Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations 2023 in Dunedin Dunedin
Pakistan Association of Wellington New Zealand (PAW NZ) Partially Fund $8,050.00 Chaand Raat and Eid ul Fitr celebrations Wellington
Philippine Helpline Trust Partially Fund $10,000.00 Programme of activities for Elderly Filipinos Christchurch
Riwayat-E-Punjab Folk & Culture Club Incorporated Partially Fund $5,000.00 Bhangra & Giddha Cup 2023 Hamilton
South African New Zealand Immigrant Support Group (SANZI SG) Partially Fund $5,000.00 Vroue Kamp (Woman's Camp) Tauranga
South African New Zealand Immigrant Support Group (SANZI SG) Partially Fund $4,000.00 Familie Konsert (Family Concert) Tauranga
Sri Lanka Friendship Society, Waikato Inc. Partially Fund $5,000.00 Sri Lankan Cultural Show Hamilton
SRI LANKAN SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED Partially Fund $15,000.00 Annual Community Together Events Auckland
TAIRAWHITI MULTICULTURAL COUNCIL INCORPORATED Partially Fund $5,250.00 Diversity Out East _ Celebrating the Sucesses of Our Multicultural Communities Through Stories(Photobook) Gisborne
The Kiwi Kit Community Trust Partially Fund $20,000.00 Migrant + The Community Integration Project Queenstown-Lakes
The Women's Helping Hand Trust NZ Partially Fund $30,000.00 Ethnic Women's Well Being & Development Programme And Festival Celebrations Christchurch
United Filipinos in Mid Canterbury Partially Fund $5,000.00 Miss Teen UNIFIL 2023 and Multi-Cultural Fashion Show 2023 Ashburton
WELLBEING CHARITABLE TRUST BOARD Fund $1,535.00 Strengthen Ethnic Youth Leadership, relationship and Cultural Identity Auckland
Wellington Mutamizh Sangam Partially Fund $15,000.00 WMS Communities Development Programme 2023/24 Wellington
Wellington Punjabi Women Association Partially Fund $5,000.00 Bir Singh Punjabi Concert Nationwide

Total amount disbursed: $639,177.00

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