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

It is available in Adobe [PDF, 207 KB].

For all enquiries please contact 0800 824 824 or by email



Amount Granted

Project name


Access Radio Taranaki Trust Partial Fund $8,450 Ethnic Community Voices New Plymouth
Adhikaar Aotearoa Fund $6,550 Nurturing the Ethnic Queer and Trans Experience in Aotearoa New Zealand Nationwide
Al Mustafa Charity Centre Partial Fund $10,000 Community Care project Auckland
Almanar Trust Partial Fund $10,000 Youth engagement through weekly futsal Auckland
Arasan New Zealand Partial Fund $10,000 Otepoti Dunedin Diwali Dunedin
Arogya Mantra Partial Fund $5,000 Garba Night | Wesley Community Centre Auckland
Ashburton District Council Partial Fund $5,000 Bite Nite Culture Fest Ashburton
Bihar Jharkhand Sabha of Australia and New Zealand Partial Fund $2,200 Chhath & Deepawali Celebration Auckland
Chinese Association of North Shore City Partial Fund $10,000 Mid-Autumn Festival & Lantern Festival Auckland
Communities Action Trust (CATNZ) Partial Fund $12,500 Wellington Diwali Festival of Lights 2021 Wellington
Deutsch in Christchurch Partial Fund $5,000 German National Day celebration on 3 October 2021 Christchurch
Dominion Road Business Association Partial Fund $10,000 Dominion Road 2021 Moon Festival Auckland
Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $20,000 Training on how to lead a community organisation Auckland
Federation of New Zealand Netherlands Societies Incorporated Fund $1,829 Eurofest 2021, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, on 9 October 2021 Waikato
Gujarati Sahitya Mandal (NZ) Incorporated Fund $9,381 "Mohan Na 3 Monkies, a.k.a 3 Monkies of Mr Gandhi" Auckland
JK Productions Ltd Partial Fund $5,000 Po Boys n Oysters Theatre Production Auckland
Kaiapoi Promotion Association Inc. Partial Fund $5,000 Kaiapoi Cultural Festival Christchurch
Kerala Cultural Community Hawke's Bay Inc Partial Fund $5,000 Varnam 2021 & Nilav 2022 Hastings
Kiwinoy Ballers League New Zealand Fund $9,896 Kiwinoy Ballers League Christchurch
Komunitas Indonesia Dunedin Partial Fund $7,100 Public showcasing Indonesian culture performance during the celebration of Indonesia Independence Day Dunedin
Korean Society of Christchurch Incorporated Partial Fund $9,920 Korean Society of Christchurch Community Projects 2021 Christchurch
Leyte Samar NZ Solidarity Foundation Inc. Partial Fund $5,000 Quincentennial Celebration of the Philippines in Auckland Auckland
MAR Colombia charitable trust Partial Fund  $5,950 Building Capability within MAR Colombia Southland
Marlborough Multicultural Centre Partial Fund  $16,000 Making Marlborough - documentary and additional standalone Vignettes Marlborough
New Zealand Chinese Language Week Charitable Trust Partial Fund $20,000 New Zealand Chinese Language Week Nationwide
Nigerian Canterbury Association of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $5,000 Celebrating Nigeria at 61: What do Nigerians have in common with the people of Aotearoa New Zealand? Christchurch
NZ China Friendship Society - Tauranga Fund $5,000 Mid-autumn Festival Tauranga
Ondazzurra radio-podcast programme Fun $7,450 Italians in Aotearoa: cultural identity and resilience Nationwide
OneAfrica Charity Partial Fund $10,000 OneAfrica Cultural Festival Auckland
Paekākāriki Informed Community Inc Partial Fund $5,000 Diwali in Paekākāriki Wellington
Pakistani Association of Canterbury New Zealand Incorporated Fund $3,175 Pakistan Day Celebration 14th August 2021 Christchurch
Parents Connect Group Fund $9,900 Parents connect workshop Christchurch
Polish Community Trust BOP Inc. Fund $1,500 Spring Slavic Festival Tauranga
RAD Bikes Charitable Trust Fund $13,326 Bike Bridge Christchurch
Rotorua Multicultural Council Incorporated Partial Fund $12,000 CATCH: Cultural Awareness to Create Harmony Rotorua
Slav Fest Partial Fund $3,196 SlavFest Wellington
Whau ACE Adult and Community Education Centre Fund $35,000 Migrant Women for Employment Auckland
Zimbabwe Community in Waikato Fund $6,467 ZimFest 2021 Taupo
Zionist Federation of New Zealand Partial Fund $40,000 The Zionist Federation Youth Leadership and Education Empowerment Project Nationwide

  Total Funds disbursed: $371,790

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