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Capability Fund

Te Tahua Whakakaha  
The Cultural Sector Capability Fund 


This fund is now closed



The Cultural Sector Capability Fund was designed to support the cultural sector to adapt to the COVID-19 environment by funding projects that build skills and knowledge, and provide access to advice, services, tools and resources.  

Funding was available to cultural sector leadership organisations to deliver projects that build the capability of the cultural sector practitioners, organisations and/or businesses they represent and support. This includes iwi, hapū and marae organisations.  

Applications for this fund closed in February 2021.  

Through this fund 39 organisations received a total of $5.9 million in support. 20 organisations received seed funding of $20,000 and 19 received project funding.  

View list of funding recipients 


Updated on 10th August 2023