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Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Applications for funding for Waitangi Day 2019 are now closed. If you have any questions regarding the 2019 Fund round, please email
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 generally range from around $1,000 to $5,000.

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

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


Updated on 10th October 2018