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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. Applicants to the Fund should be able to demonstrate that recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi is a central theme in their event.

We are especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation, and that deepen and broaden the conversations about the Treaty of Waitangi and deepen understanding across communities.

Local government and community organisations can apply for grants, which are generally in the $1,000 to $10,000 range.

Applications for funding for Waitangi Day 2019 events will open in August 2018.

To receive email updates on funding dates for the 2019 funding round, please register your interest by emailing

Updated on 16th May 2018