Below is a list of successful applicants for the beginning of July 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


African Muslim Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (AMAAN) Incorporated Partial Fund  $10,000 Ethnic Community recreation and wellbeing Wellington
Ardour Charitable Trust Partial Fund


Ardour Culture Convergence Day 2021 Christchurch
Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam Partial Fund  $5,000 AMHS Navratri celebration event Auckland
Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust Partial Fund  $17,280 Iti Rearea Collective Auckland 
Auckland Tamil Association Partial Fund   $26,658 Auckland Tamil Physical, Social and Cultural Wellbeing and Capability Project (hereafter the Project) Auckland 
Bangaliana Multicultural Christchurch Fund  $3,000 Durga Festival - East Indian Community and Gala Day Christchurch
Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust Partial Fund   $7,500 Independence day Celebrations 2021 Auckland 
Bhutanese Society of Nelson New Zealand Incorporated Fund  #9,600 Social cohesion project Nelson
Browns Bay Chinese Society Incorporated Fund  $3,000 Annual activities & projects Auckland 
Canterbury Malaysian Society Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 Malaysian Independence Day Christchurch
Canterbury Somali Association Incorporated Fund  $10,000 Somali Community Development Project Christchurch
Country Section N.Z Indian Association (Incorporated) Partial Fund   $8,000 Community Development Waikato
Dunedin Malayali Association (DMA) Partial Fund   $15,000 Annual Cultural Festivals Dunedin
EmpowHER Fund  $10,000 EmpowHER – unleash and evolve Auckland 
Enjoy Trust Partial Fund   $3,590 Cultural food-making workshop Wellington
Gap Filler Trust Fund  $43,240 DiversCity Community Showcase Project (working title) Christchurch
Garuda Marlborough Indonesian Community Fund  $3,400 Indonesia's Independence Day Celebration Marlborough
Hindu Council of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund   $11,000 Celebration of Raksha Bandhan Festival - Universal Brotherhood & Veneration of Womanhood Auckland 
Hope Worldwide-Pakistan Partial Fund   $20,000 Social Inclusion Program Hamilton
Indian Community Southland Incorporated Partial Fund   $7,500 Diwali - Festival of lights 2021 Southland
Japan Kauri Education Trust Partial Fund   $15,320 JKET Single Parent & Teen Support Program Auckland 
K Festival Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 K-festival 2021 Auckland 
Lotus Womens Group Whanganui Partial Fund   $5,000 Diwali Cultural Night 2021 Whangarei
Lusty Ace Films Ltd Fund  $11,500 Gibberish Auckland 
Manukau Islamic Youth Centre Fund  $9,900 Winter Youth Camp Auckland 
Multi-ethnic Young Leaders NZ Fund $20,700 Multi-ethnic Young Leaders NZ Inspiring Speakers and Networking Series: Leadership and Equity Nationwide
New Zealand Indonesia Association Fund  $8,500 Out of The Shadows Wellington
New Zealand Muslim Association Partial Fund   $26,000 Support for a community liaison officer Auckland 
NZ for Humanity Fund  $10,000 NZ for Humanity Palestine Exhibition Nationwide
One Love charity Partial Fund   $5,000 Tauranga Diwali Festival Tauranga
Patriarhia Romana Trust Board Fund  $2,000 Church Feast Day and Romanian Community Annual Gathering Christchurch 
Philippines Culture and Migrant Services Partial Fund   $8,500 Sharing the Diverse Philippine Heritage (Pamana) through Artsre Christchurch
Reach Out Counselling Charitable Trust Fund  $10,000 Reachout Charitable Trust Lower Hutt
S&S Publishing Partial Fund   $4,000 Starters & Strategies teachers’ magazine lesson feature Nationwide
Shivam Dance Academy, NZ Partial Fund   $5,000 Bollywood Talkies Wellington
Singapore Club (Auckland) Incorporated Partial Fund   $9,162 Sustaining cultural identity and developing community spirit Auckland 
Southern Reap Incorporated Partial Fund   $15,000 Drive My Life - Migrant Newcomers Southland
Southland Hindi School Charitable Trust Board Partial Fund   $6,000 Building Capability within Southland Hindi School Southland
Southland Multicultural Trust Partial Fund   $5,000 Brazilian and Korean Cultural Celebration Cost Southland
Support for Development (SFD) Partial Fund   $5,520 Basic English Language Training for Asian Migrants Women in Christchurch. Christchurch 
Taranaki Environmental Education Trust Partial Fund   $14,350 Sustainable Communities Taranaki
The Gallery Fund  $10,000 Portraits of, and by, the Community Auckland 
The Okapi Alliance of New Zealand Incorporation Fund  $15,000 Tabuluka Auckland
The Peace Club Partial Fund   $6,700 Documentary Film Project: Peace is Possible Dunedin
The Port Hills Foundation Charitable Trust Partial Fund   $5,000 Global Women Celebration Christchurch
The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust Fund  $23,578 ROC Sports Club Waikato
Unidos de Aotearoa Fund  $12,865 Unidos de Aotearoa 2021/22 – Enabling access to Brazilian dance, drumming & carnival culture Auckland | Wellington
United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 USLA - Cultural Show and Dinner Dance 2021 Wellington
Waitakere Ethnic Board Inc Partial Fund $18,817 Report on the Ethnic Economic Contribution to New Zealand and A Multicultural Music & Dance festival Auckland 

  Total Funds disbursed: $524,180

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