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Ministry grants & awards

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and promote nation and community building. The fund aims to encourage a wider mix of communities to take part in Waitangi Day events.

New Zealand History Research Trust

The New Zealand History Research Trust Fund supports historians, researchers and writers working on non-fiction projects that will significantly enhance our understanding of New Zealand's past through the Whiria Te Mahara New Zealand History Grants.

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants

The Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants provide financial help for projects using oral resources relating to the history of New Zealand and New Zealand's close connections with the Pacific.

Additional Ministry funding

Other Ministry funding includes the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (which replaced the Regional Museums Policy for Capital Construction Project).

The Ministry's Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme announced in 2020 includes more than 25 initiatives designed to deliver short-term relief as well as longer-term support for the sector. Visit the Recovery Programme's webpages where you can subscribe to updates about the Programme and its funding news.


Updated on 16th September 2021