There is $4.2 million a year available through the Fund. The priorities of the fund have been suspended until further notice. There are new, realigned priorities to support ethnic communities while they navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
To apply, you will need to fill in an application. You will be asked to show how your project supports the purpose and priorities of the Fund.
New Zealand communities are welcoming and inclusive, and ethnic communities connect and take part in society.
The realigned priorities of the Fund are:
Any group can apply if your project supports ethnic communities in New Zealand to stay socially connected or promotes community resilience and recovery.
Ethnic communities: our definition of ethnic communities includes migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as:
Information on grants available to all communities is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note groups without legal status are limited to a total of $10,000.
There is no closing date, the fund is permanently open. You will find out if your funding has been approved within eight weeks of applying.
You can apply more than once. Your group will need to spend the funding within 12 months from when you get it.
Funding across more than one year is available for groups who have:
There are some projects that are not able to get funding through this fund, like:
We have an internal panel that looks at all the applications and recommends the projects that should be funded. The Director, Office of Ethnic Communities makes the final decisions about funding.
To be successful, funding applications need to:
Visit the Office of Ethnic Communities website (external link)or contact a Community Advisor on 0800 824 824 or email@example.com