These videos provide information about the new priorities of the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. Please share these with your community organisations and people who might find them useful.
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The Ethnic Communities Development Fund grants $4.2 million each year to projects that support ethnic communities to grow their skills, celebrate their culture, and take part in society.
Due to COVID-19, the priorities of the fund have changed. The new priorities are:
Groups from any ethnic community are eligible to apply. This includes migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as: African; Asian; Continental European; Latin American; or Middle Eastern.
If your group has legal status – like a trust or incorporated society – you can apply for over $10,000. Groups without this status can apply for up to $10,000. You can also apply for more than one project a year.
For information on how to make an application, and a list of tips for writing a successful application please visit the “Fund” page of the Office of Ethnic Communities website. You can also contact a Community Advisor if you have any questions or need help with your application.
Applications are always open – you can apply any time.