Who can apply


Any group can apply if your project supports ethnic communities in New Zealand.

Animated image of ethnically diverse peopleOur definition of ethnic communities includes migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and multi-generational New Zealanders who identify as:

  • African
  • Asian
  • Continental European
  • Latin American
  • Middle Eastern

The Ethnic Communities Development fund does not fund individuals, but only organisations.

Organisations can apply for funding even if you are not a registered charity or incorporated as a legal entity. However, organisations without legal entity status can only apply for grants of up to $10,000. Organisations with legal entity status can apply for grants over $10,000.

Please note the Ethnic Communities Development Fund is open to applications from many organisations. Funding is not guaranteed.

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