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

It is also available in Adobe.

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Priority 1. Take action to promote the value of diversity and improvement inclusion of ethnic communities.

Organisation Decision Amount Project Name Location
Ardour Charitable Trust Partially Fund $5,000.00 Ardour Culture Convergence Day 2023 Christchurch
Multicultural Nelson Tasman Incorporated Partially Fund $12,000.00 Festivals, Community Education Workshops and Multicultural Motueka! Nelson


Priority 4. Work to connect and empower ethnic community groups.

Organisation Decision Amount Project Name Location
Bangaliana Multicultural Christchurch Fund $4,500.00 Christchurch Durga Utsab(Festival) 2023 Canterbury
Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association Fund $5,000.00 All Nations Cricket Festival Canterbury
Indian Community Southland Incorporated Fund  $4,300.00  Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration 2023  Southland
Philippines Culture and Migrant Services Fund  $5,000.00  2023 Global Basketball  Canterbury
RAD Bikes Charitable Trust Partially Fund  $13,290.00  Bike Bridge  Canterbury
West Coast Filipino Community Trust Partially Fund  $6,500.00  Filipino SportsFest 2023  Grey District

*Note, only the requests above used the new application form (live from 3 July 2023) will have the Ministry’s priority included in the data.


Organisation Decision Amount Project Name Location
 Arts Connections Oceania  Fund  $6,000.00  Arts Connections Oceania  Auckland
 Auckland Southern District Chinese Association Inc.  Fund  $1,800.00  celebrating 2023 traditional Moon Festival  Auckland
 Holy Trinity Cathedral  Fund  $5,000.00  Sharing Perspectives - INTERFAITH EVENT  Auckland
 Indian Social & Cultural Club (CHCH) Incorporated  Fund  $15,000.00  Diwali 2023  Christchurch
 Magar Society Of Canterbury NZ Incorporated  Partially Fund  $3,000.00  Maghe Sankranti 2024  Christchurch
 MANA ANDHRA TELUGU ASSOCIATION  Partially Fund  $8,000.00  India Independence Day Celebrations  Auckland
 Natraj School of Dance  Fund  $10,000.00  Celebration of Indian dance and culture  Wellington
 New Zealand Chinese Association - Nelson Branch Incorporated  Fund  $24,500.00  Celebrate Chinese Traditional Festivals and Experience Tea Culture in Cultural Events  Marlborough
 New Zealand Love Dance Ass. Inc.  Partially Fund  $4,300.00  CCCP 2023, AAF 2024 and other 30+performances  Auckland
 Nigerian Canterbury Association Of New Zealand Incorporated  Partially Fund  $5,000.00  Nigerians in Canterbury, 2023: Recreating our cultural heritage  Christchurch
 Southland Migrant Walking Together Organisation and Multilingual and Activity Centre Charitable Trust  Fund  $7,500.00  Sharad Purnima Festival  Invercargill
 University of Canterbury African Society Incorporated  Partially Fund  $2,500.00  AfroChella  Christchurch
 Wahine Charitable Trust  Partially Fund  $5,000.00  Iron Shakti plus - Be Informed! Be Inspired  Auckland
 Zimbabwe Association Auckland and Upper North Island  Partially Fund  $7,000.00  Engaged Parents and Youth Mental Health  Auckland

 Total amount disbursed: $160,190.00

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