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Call for Expressions of Interest – UNESCO NZ contestable funding round 2017/18

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for funding from organisations which have projects, events, programmes or initiatives that reflect our mission: 
“Connecting Aotearoa-New Zealand to UNESCO and the world by the fostering and sharing of ideas; and
Contributing to building the knowledge and capabilities needed to ensure a better future for all.”
Your proposal must align with at least one of the National Commission’s following strategic priorities:

  • Provide a catalyst for New Zealanders to be innovative and responsible global citizens at all ages
  • Develop innovative approaches to intercultural dialogue, the sharing of knowledge and the fostering of mutual understanding
  • Enrich our understanding of the world by drawing on the use of diverse forms of knowledge including scientific evidence and traditional knowledge.

As UNESCO is an organisation of ‘ideas’, we are seeking projects that demonstrate innovation and new ways of working. We are looking to fund new initiatives or new components of existing initiatives which have the potential to lead to positive long-term change at a national or regional level.

Applications are primarily being sought for ‘major grant’ funding from $15,000 to the level of $40,000.

If you are interested, send a short EOI of no more than one page (see Part Three of the application pack for requirements) by 5pm, 30 June. This is mandatory. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the EOI process by 7 July by email. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due by 5pm, 30 July.
Minor grant funding is also available for amounts under $5,000. The National Commission will be accepting applications throughout the year; however you must leave at least six weeks between your application and your activity.

Visit the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO website for further information and to download an application pack.

Published on 19th June 2017