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

It is available in Adobe [PDF, 190 KB].

For all enquiries please contact 0800 824 824 or by email



Amount Granted

Project name


African Muslim Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (AMAAN) Incorporated Partial Fund  $10,000 Ethnic Community recreation and wellbeing Wellington
Ardour Charitable Trust Partial Fund


Ardour Culture Convergence Day 2021 Christchurch
Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam Partial Fund  $5,000 AMHS Navratri celebration event Auckland
Auckland Regional Migrant Services Charitable Trust Partial Fund  $17,280 Iti Rearea Collective Auckland 
Auckland Tamil Association Partial Fund   $26,658 Auckland Tamil Physical, Social and Cultural Wellbeing and Capability Project (hereafter the Project) Auckland 
Bangaliana Multicultural Christchurch Fund  $3,000 Durga Festival - East Indian Community and Gala Day Christchurch
Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust Partial Fund   $7,500 Independence day Celebrations 2021 Auckland 
Bhutanese Society of Nelson New Zealand Incorporated Fund  #9,600 Social cohesion project Nelson
Browns Bay Chinese Society Incorporated Fund  $3,000 Annual activities & projects Auckland 
Canterbury Malaysian Society Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 Malaysian Independence Day Christchurch
Canterbury Somali Association Incorporated Fund  $10,000 Somali Community Development Project Christchurch
Country Section N.Z Indian Association (Incorporated) Partial Fund   $8,000 Community Development Waikato
Dunedin Malayali Association (DMA) Partial Fund   $15,000 Annual Cultural Festivals Dunedin
EmpowHER Fund  $10,000 EmpowHER – unleash and evolve Auckland 
Enjoy Trust Partial Fund   $3,590 Cultural food-making workshop Wellington
Gap Filler Trust Fund  $43,240 DiversCity Community Showcase Project (working title) Christchurch
Garuda Marlborough Indonesian Community Fund  $3,400 Indonesia's Independence Day Celebration Marlborough
Hindu Council of New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund   $11,000 Celebration of Raksha Bandhan Festival - Universal Brotherhood & Veneration of Womanhood Auckland 
Hope Worldwide-Pakistan Partial Fund   $20,000 Social Inclusion Program Hamilton
Indian Community Southland Incorporated Partial Fund   $7,500 Diwali - Festival of lights 2021 Southland
Japan Kauri Education Trust Partial Fund   $15,320 JKET Single Parent & Teen Support Program Auckland 
K Festival Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 K-festival 2021 Auckland 
Lotus Womens Group Whanganui Partial Fund   $5,000 Diwali Cultural Night 2021 Whangarei
Lusty Ace Films Ltd Fund  $11,500 Gibberish Auckland 
Manukau Islamic Youth Centre Fund  $9,900 Winter Youth Camp Auckland 
Multi-ethnic Young Leaders NZ Fund $20,700 Multi-ethnic Young Leaders NZ Inspiring Speakers and Networking Series: Leadership and Equity Nationwide
New Zealand Indonesia Association Fund  $8,500 Out of The Shadows Wellington
New Zealand Muslim Association Partial Fund   $26,000 Support for a community liaison officer Auckland 
NZ for Humanity Fund  $10,000 NZ for Humanity Palestine Exhibition Nationwide
One Love charity Partial Fund   $5,000 Tauranga Diwali Festival Tauranga
Patriarhia Romana Trust Board Fund  $2,000 Church Feast Day and Romanian Community Annual Gathering Christchurch 
Philippines Culture and Migrant Services Partial Fund   $8,500 Sharing the Diverse Philippine Heritage (Pamana) through Artsre Christchurch
Reach Out Counselling Charitable Trust Fund  $10,000 Reachout Charitable Trust Lower Hutt
S&S Publishing Partial Fund   $4,000 Starters & Strategies teachers’ magazine lesson feature Nationwide
Shivam Dance Academy, NZ Partial Fund   $5,000 Bollywood Talkies Wellington
Singapore Club (Auckland) Incorporated Partial Fund   $9,162 Sustaining cultural identity and developing community spirit Auckland 
Southern Reap Incorporated Partial Fund   $15,000 Drive My Life - Migrant Newcomers Southland
Southland Hindi School Charitable Trust Board Partial Fund   $6,000 Building Capability within Southland Hindi School Southland
Southland Multicultural Trust Partial Fund   $5,000 Brazilian and Korean Cultural Celebration Cost Southland
Support for Development (SFD) Partial Fund   $5,520 Basic English Language Training for Asian Migrants Women in Christchurch. Christchurch 
Taranaki Environmental Education Trust Partial Fund   $14,350 Sustainable Communities Taranaki
The Gallery Fund  $10,000 Portraits of, and by, the Community Auckland 
The Okapi Alliance of New Zealand Incorporation Fund  $15,000 Tabuluka Auckland
The Peace Club Partial Fund   $6,700 Documentary Film Project: Peace is Possible Dunedin
The Port Hills Foundation Charitable Trust Partial Fund   $5,000 Global Women Celebration Christchurch
The Refugee Orientation Centre Trust Fund  $23,578 ROC Sports Club Waikato
Unidos de Aotearoa Fund  $12,865 Unidos de Aotearoa 2021/22 – Enabling access to Brazilian dance, drumming & carnival culture Auckland | Wellington
United Sri Lanka Association (USLA) Incorporated Partial Fund   $5,000 USLA - Cultural Show and Dinner Dance 2021 Wellington
Waitakere Ethnic Board Inc Partial Fund $18,817 Report on the Ethnic Economic Contribution to New Zealand and A Multicultural Music & Dance festival Auckland 

  Total Funds disbursed: $524,180

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