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Funding

Learn more about funding offered by the Ministry including for the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme.

COVID-19 Delta Relief Funding

$37.5m funding will be brought forward from the Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme to support the cultural sector through the COVID-19 Delta response.

Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Fund

The $5 million Cultural Sector Emergency Relief Fund (CSERF) provides support for parts of the sector which are at risk of no longer operating viably, but are not supported by funding from other sector agencies. 

New Zealand History Research Trust Fund

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund offers financial assistance for projects that will significantly enhance the understanding of NZ's past. Applications close every year on 15th October.

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Applications for the 2022 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund closed on 22 October 2021.

Media Sector Support

Working with the sector, Government looks at how support for the media sector can be shaped and implemented in the short and long term.