The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and promote nation and community building. The fund aims to encourage a wider mix of communities to take part in Waitangi Day events.
The government is especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation.
Applicants to the Fund should be able to demonstrate that recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi is a central theme in their event. Priority is given to events in local communities that commemorate and are held on Waitangi Day, or on days significant to the signing of the Treaty in a particular community or rohe.
This year the Ministry is interested to hear from applicants that are deepening and broadening the conversations about the Treaty of Waitangi and deepening understanding across communities.
Mid-to long-term Treaty of Waitangi education programmes or resources do not come under this Fund. Funding is not available for travel to Waitangi, Bay of Islands. Funding is also not available to cover the purchase of alcohol.
Local government and community organisations can apply for grants, which in the past have ranged from $100 to $5,000.
Applications for the 2018 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund opened on Monday 21 August and close at 5pm on Monday 9 October 2017.
A list of 2017 successful applicants is available on our website.
2017 successful applicants
List of successful applicants for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for 2017.
Criteria and application form for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund
Criteria and how to apply online to the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund.
Updated on 8th September 2017