About this fundThe Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund will distribute up to $300,000 to support events that:commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi (the Treaty)increase awareness and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treatyencourage a wider mix of communities to take part in Waitangi Day events.We are especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation.To see what type of events we funded last year, see Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund 2023 successful applicants. Waitangi Day Fund: 2024 Successful Applicants List of successful applicants for the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for 2024. Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund case studies Read how the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund has been used to support events around the country. Information for applicantsApplications for the 2024 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund are now closed. Applications for the 2025 round will be open from around September 2024.We recommend you read the application guide before starting your application process.Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund guideIf you have questions or need help with your application, email [email protected]or call us on (04) 499-4229.Who can applyTo be eligible you must be a recognised local government or community organisation, group, or collective, based in Aotearoa New Zealand with:an existing role in community activities and servicesthe ability to demonstrate your role in delivering community activitiesthe capacity to administer and support the proposed eventcommitment to provide an evaluation of the event after it has been delivered.What activities can be supportedTo be successful event activities must meet the following eligibility criteria: Event theme and activities focus on the commemoration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi and its signing;Event increases awareness and knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi;Event celebrates and shares local Māori stories and shows meaningful iwi/hapū engagement and support;Event promotes and encourages wide community participation by encouraging other cultures to share their experiences, stories, and perspectives;Applicants demonstrate how their event will meet the accessibility needs of their community, including those with disabilities; andEvent takes place on or near Waitangi Day (6 February), or days significant to the signing of the Treaty in a particular community or rohe.What cannot be supportedWe will not fund:individuals (you must apply as part of a group, collective or organisation)mid- to long-term education programmes or resourcestravel to Waitangi or the Bay of Islandsthe purchase of alcohol.