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) 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.
Applications are now closed
Applications for the 2016 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund closed on Monday 28th September 2015 and a list of successful applicants is now on our website.
2016 successful applicants
List of successful applicants for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for 2016.