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Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

The Ministry's 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.

Events on marae and lake fronts, in community centres, local museums and town squares are being held throughout the country to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019 - view the list of 2019 recipients.

Read the Prime Minister & Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage's media release - Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019.

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 generally range from around $1,000 to $5,000.

A call for 2020 applications will be made later in 2019.

To find out more, see the links below, including the downloadable Information Sheet.

Contact - Email or call the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on (04) 499-4229.

Hundreds of attendees gather around the Main Stage for Virtuoso Strings Orchestra and Aaradhna. Image courtesy of Whitireia and taken by Capture Studios.

Updated on 1st February 2019