Mā ngā huruhuru, ka rere ai te manu
The bird who is adorned with feathers is able to fly

The Capability Fund helps the cultural sector to adapt to the COVID-19 environment - much like the feathers of a bird, the Fund acts as a support that allows the sector to sustainably fly into the future


About Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund 

The Capability Fund supports 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.


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Round one opened on 12 December 2020 and closed on 9 February 2021.

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More about Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund 


More about round one 

Round one is funding cultural sector leadership organisations to deliver projects that build the capability of sector practitioners, organisations and businesses. This includes iwi, hapū and marae organisations. 

Cultural sector leadership organisations could apply for round one funding for a ready-to-go project or seed funding to develop an idea into a proposal for project funding.   

Round one opened on 12 December 2020 and closed on 9 February 2021. We expect to communicate decisions to applicants in April 2021. 

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You can contact the team at [email protected]


Updated on 12th March 2021