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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.

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund

Applications for the 2018 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are now open with applications from groups hosting community events celebrating New Zealand identity by commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi welcomed. Grants average about $3000 each and applications close 5pm on Monday 09 October 2017.

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. Applications close on 15 October 2017.

Agencies we fund

We manage government funding provided to some of New Zealand's most iconic and popular cultural organisations ranging from the Royal NZ Ballet to Heritage New Zealand.

Heritage EQUIP Funding

The Heritage Earthquake Upgrade Incentive Programme (Heritage EQUIP) is a new initiative to assist private owners of nationally significant heritage buildings that are earthquake-prone.

Funding sources

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