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.
The government is especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation.
Events in local communities that commemorate Waitangi Day (6 February), or days significant to the signing of the Treaty to that community or rohe, get priority. The funding does not cover mid to long term Treaty of Waitangi resource and education projects, such as seminars, workshops and hui, or travel to Waitangi, Bay of Islands.
Local government and community organisations can apply for grants, which in the past have ranged from $200 to $10,000, with the average being $3,000.
The government is especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation. Applicants to the Fund should be able to demonstrate that recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi is a central theme in their event.
Applications are now open – apply online
Applications for the 2017 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund close at 5pm on Monday 3 October 2016.
A list of last year’s successful applicants is also on our website.
2016 successful applicants
List of successful applicants for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for 2016.