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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.

Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for Aotearoa. The cultural sector has been hit particularly hard. As part of the COVID-19 Recovery Budget, the Government made a landmark investment to help ensure the sector not only survives – it adapts and thrives.

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Applications for Commemorating Waitangi Day 2021 are now open and close on Monday 19 October 2020.

Funding sources

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

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Awards

The next round of Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho Oral History Awards – Piki Ake! Kake Ake! has been delayed from a deadline for applications of 30 April to 15 October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. The next round of applications close on 15 October 2020.