Below is a list of successful applicants for the beginning of April 2021 Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

It is available in Adobe [PDF, 179 KB].

For all enquiries please contact 0800 824 824 or by email



Amount Granted

Project name


Al Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated

Partial Fund


Post COVID 19-Community Kids Picnic and celebrate Eid Festival


Arogya Mantra

Partial Fund

$5,000 FREE Bollywood Dance workshops for Schools across NZ  Nationwide

Auckland Tibetan Association


$10,000 Strengthening community connection and development program Nationwide

Changemakers Resettlement Forum Incorporated

Partial Fund

$37,767 World Refugee Day Festival (WRD Festival) Wellington

Children's Autism Foundation

Partial Fund

$14,809 Autism Family Support for Ethnic Families Far North / Auckland

Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Society (CZCS)

Partial Fund $22,300 Vibrant Migrant Canterbury / Otago

Dunedin Philippine Club Inc.

Fund $5,000 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration Dunedin

Dunedin Senior Chinese Association

Fund $14,010 Regular Activities Dunedin

Dunedin Tai Chi Club

Partial Fund $9,260 Dunedin Tai Chi Club Activities Dunedin

English Language Partners New Zealand Trust

Fund $5,669 Reaching non-funded English learners in Rotorua Rotorua

INZ Educare Charitable Trust

Partial Fund $5,000 'The Econ Series' Auckland

Korean Community Wellness Society

Fund $37,800 Asian Community Wellbeing and Resilience Building Project Auckland

Lady Khadija Charitable Trust

Partial Fund $27,500 Together in Humanity 2021| Theme: Stronger Together) Canterbury

Libyan Society in New Zealand Incorporated

Fund $4,250 Eid Al Fitr Community celebration Auckland

Muskaan Care Trust NZ

Partial Fund $10,000 Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Aotearoa NZ (TASCA NZ) Auckland

New Zealand Chinese Association - Nelson Branch Incorporated

Fund $2,680 Capacity Building for the Management Body to Provide Better Services Marlborough

New Zealand Eid Day Trust Board

Partial Fund $15,050 Christchurch Eid Day (Al Fitr) 2021 Christchurch
 New Zealand Jewish Council Incorporated Partial Fund $15,000 A comprehensive survey of the level and incidence of antisemitism in New Zealand Nationwide
New Zealand Telugu Association Incorporated Partial Fund $15,000 New Zealand Telugu Association 2021-2022 Funding Auckland
Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNANZ) Incorporated  Partial Fund $7,000 Community Wellbeing Project for Women, Child and youth Bay of Plenty
NZ Ethnic Social Services Trust Partial Fund $15,000 Professional Counselling in Persian, Farsi Language Auckland
Pakistani Association of Canterbury New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $10,000 Celebration of Culture and Faith 2021 Christchurch
Pearl of the Islands Foundation Incorporated Partial Fund $10,000 Friendship Iftar dinners 2021 Nationwide
Pinoy CARES Canterbury Partial Fund $28,895 Empowering Communities Through Sports, Culture and Arts Canterbury
Porirua Kapiti Community Law Centre Trust Fund $10,000 Civics Project Porirua
Re-Creators Charitable Trust Partial Fund $10,000 DIY Skills Based Workshops for Migrants and Former Refugees. Auckland
Rise and Shine Worship Ministry - New Zealand Partial Fund $10,000 Ethnic identity and rise and shine positive youth development Auckland
Rise and Shine Worship Ministry - New Zealand Partial Fund $5,000 God’s Plan to Connect the Dots Auckland
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust Fund  $20,000 Southern Plunket Ethnic Family Support Groups Otago / Canterbury
Russian for Kids Incorporated Partial Fund  $10,000 Russian poetry and drama on Auckland stage Auckland
Shabach Arts NZ Fund  $10,000 Shabach Season 2 Christchurch
Shivarchan Senior Citizens Association Partial Fund  $10,000 Fiji Girmit and Diwali festival Auckland
Tamil Society Waikato Inc Partial Fund  $10,000 Culture, Community Wellbeing and Resilience Project (hereafter The Project). Hamilton
The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) Partial Fund  $60,000 Community Health and Wellbeing Project Auckland
The Thai Society of Canterbury Inc. Partial Fund  $2,690 Magic of Thailand 2021 Canterbury
United Filipinos in Mid Canterbury Partial Fund  $5,700 Miss Teen UNIFIL and Philippine Cultural Fashion Show Ashburton
Waitaki Multicultural Council Incorporated Partial Fund  $15,000 Building, Well Being, Capability and Capacity Waitaki
Wellbeing Charitable Trust Board Partial Fund $10,000 Together, stronger Nationwide
Wellington Russian Club Charitable Trust Fund $3,000 Russian Festival 2021 Wellington

Total funds disbursed for April 2021: $523,380

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