Te Tahua Whakakaha | Cultural Sector Capability Fund

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Manatū Taonga is now accepting applications for round one of the Capability Fund. Applications for round one must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

About the 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.
Round one provides funding for 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 can apply for project funding for a ready-to-go project or seed funding to develop an idea into a proposal for project funding.  
If you have further questions about the Capability Fund, please email the team at [email protected]

Forms and guidance

Read the application guide first and use it to help you complete the correct application form below.

Application guide (PDF 294KB)

  • Use this template to share the budget for your seed funding or project funding application:
    Budget template (Excel 55KB)

Use our self-assessment guidance to help you understand whether your organisation could be considered a cultural sector leadership organisation:

Cultural sector leadership organisations – self-assessment guidance (PDF 115KB)

View an example funding agreement which sets out the terms and conditions for successful applicants:

Example funding agreement (PDF 111KB) 

Key dates

Applications for round one must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.
We expect to communicate decisions to applicants in April 2021 and make payments in May 2021. We’ll keep applicants updated with any changes to timing. 

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Updated on 22nd January 2021