Funding for First World War centenary commemorative activities was available via the Lottery Grants Board. More than $17 million has been allocated to help communities commemorate the centenary: a fund of $7.291 million for community events and smaller capital works, and a $10 million fund for one or more large-scale projects of national significance.
The first funding round closed on 28 November 2012. The second funding round (with extended eligibility criteria) closed on 29 May 2013, with the funding decisions announced on 30 October 2013. Applications for a third funding round closed on 20 November 2013. No decisions have been made yet about further funding rounds.
Other potential funding sources for World War One commemorations are listed on WW100's website.
The First World War Centenary programme office does not have funding for centenary projects outside of that allocated for the official legacy projects.
Creative New Zealand funding
Creative New Zealand is offering funding to commission First World War centenary arts projects of high artistic merit.
The Fund will be offered through two funding rounds in 2013 and 2014. The first round closed on 4 November 2013. The second round closes on 30 June 2014.
Applications will be assessed via a two-stage process. Visit the Creative New Zealand website for further information on eligibly criteria and applying.