Below is a list of successful applicants for the beginning of August 2021 Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

It is available in Adobe.

For all enquiries please contact 0800 824 824 or by email



Amount Granted

Project name


Access Radio Taranaki Trust Partial Fund $8,450 Ethnic Community Voices New Plymouth
Adhikaar Aotearoa Fund $6,550 Nurturing the Ethnic Queer and Trans Experience in Aotearoa New Zealand Nationwide
Al Mustafa Charity Centre Partial Fund $10,000 Community Care project Auckland
Almanar Trust Partial Fund $10,000 Youth engagement through weekly futsal Auckland
Arasan New Zealand Partial Fund $10,000 Otepoti Dunedin Diwali Dunedin
Arogya Mantra Partial Fund $5,000 Garba Night | Wesley Community Centre Auckland
Ashburton District Council Partial Fund $5,000 Bite Nite Culture Fest Ashburton
Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia and New Zealand Partial Fund $2,200 Chhath & Deepawali Celebration Auckland
Chinese Association of North Shore City Partial Fund $10,000 Mid-Autumn Festival & Lantern Festival Auckland
Communities Action Trust (CATNZ) Partial Fund $12,500 Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights 2021 Wellington
Deutsch in Christchurch Partial Fund $5,000 German National Day celebration on 3 October 2021 Christchurch
Dominion Road Business Association Partial Fund $10,000 Dominion Road 2021 Moon Festival Auckland
Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $20,000 Training on how to lead a community organisation Auckland
Federation of New Zealand Netherlands Societies Incorporated Fund $1,829 Eurofest 2021, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, on 9 October 2021 Waikato
Gujarati Sahitya Mandal (NZ) Incorporated Fund $9,381 "Mohan Na 3 Monkies, a.k.a 3 Monkies of Mr Gandhi" Auckland
JK Productions Ltd Partial Fund $5,000 Po Boys n Oysters Theatre Production Auckland
Kaiapoi Promotion Association Inc. Partial Fund $5,000 Kaiapoi Cultural Festival Christchurch
Kerala Cultural Community Hawke's Bay Inc Partial Fund $5,000 Varnam 2021 & Nilav 2022 Hastings
Kiwinoy Ballers League New Zealand Fund $9,896 Kiwinoy Ballers League Christchurch
Komunitas Indonesia Dunedin Partial Fund $7,100 Public showcasing Indonesian culture performance during the celebration of Indonesia Independence Day Dunedin
Korean Society of Christchurch Incorporated Partial Fund $9,920 Korean Society of Christchurch Community Projects 2021 Christchurch
Leyte Samar NZ Solidarity Foundation Inc. Partial Fund $5,000 Quincentennial Celebration of the Philippines in Auckland Auckland
MAR Colombia charitable trust Partial Fund  $5,950 Building Capability within MAR Colombia Southland
Marlborough Multicultural Centre Partial Fund  $16,000 Making Marlborough - documentary and additional standalone Vignettes Marlborough
New Zealand Chinese Language Week Charitable Trust Partial Fund $20,000 New Zealand Chinese Language Week Nationwide
Nigerian Canterbury Association of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $5,000 Celebrating Nigeria at 61: What do Nigerians have in common with the people of Aotearoa New Zealand? Christchurch
NZ China Friendship Society - Tauranga Fund $5,000 Mid-autumn Festival Tauranga
Ondazzurra radio-podcast programme Fun $7,450 Italians in Aotearoa: cultural identity and resilience Nationwide
OneAfrica Charity Partial Fund $10,000 OneAfrica Cultural Festival Auckland
Paekākāriki Informed Community Inc Partial Fund $5,000 Diwali in Paekākāriki Wellington
Pakistani Association of Canterbury New Zealand Incorporated Fund $3,175 Pakistan Day Celebration 14th August 2021 Christchurch
Parents Connect Group Fund $9,900 Parents connect workshop Christchurch
Polish Community Trust BOP Inc. Fund $1,500 Spring Slavic Festival Tauranga
RAD Bikes Charitable Trust Fund $13,326 Bike Bridge Christchurch
Rotorua Multicultural Council Incorporated Partial Fund $12,000 CATCH: Cultural Awareness to Create Harmony Rotorua
Slav Fest Partial Fund $3,196 SlavFest Wellington
Whau ACE Adult and Community Education Centre Fund $35,000 Migrant Women for Employment Auckland
Zimbabwe Community in Waikato Fund $6,467 ZimFest 2021 Taupo
Zionist Federation of New Zealand Partial Fund $40,000 The Zionist Federation Youth Leadership and Education Empowerment Project Nationwide

  Total Funds disbursed: $371,790

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