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Funding NZ Culture

We fund 18 organisations across the cultural spectrum, from NZ On Air to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.  Find out more about these agencies and funded outcomes for broadcasting in 'Agencies we fund'.   For details about how to apply for contestable Ministry grants, view 'Ministry grants & awards'. For details about funding the Ministry receives, visit the 'About the Ministry' section.

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Applications for funding for Waitangi Day 2020 events are now open. The Fund will close 5pm, 14 October 2019. Email for further information.

Agencies we fund

We manage government funding provided to some of New Zealand's most iconic and popular cultural organisations ranging from the Royal NZ Ballet to Heritage New Zealand.

New Zealand History Research Trust

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund offers financial assistance for projects that will significantly enhance the understanding of NZ's past. Applications close on 15 October 2019.

Heritage EQUIP Funding

The Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme (Heritage EQUIP) assists private owners of nationally significant heritage buildings that are earthquake-prone. The next round of applications closes on 15 November 2019.

Funding sources

Details about potential funding sources within the arts, culture and heritage sector along with advice for crowd funding and fundraising.