This page provides information and contact details for some of the main alternative funding sources.Arts and heritage sectorArts Access AotearoaArts Access Aotearoa supports and works with:creative spacesdisabled artistsArts in Corrections practitionersarts organisations seeking to improve their accessibility.Its website lists external funding these individuals and organisations can apply for.Arts Access Aotearoa Creative New ZealandCreative New Zealand funds and provides opportunities for emerging and established artists, arts practitioners, groups, and organisations.Creative New Zealand Dance Aotearoa New ZealandDANZ’s (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand) website lists external dance funding sources.DANZHeritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaHeritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga offers funding to conserve and protect heritage places across Aotearoa New Zealand, including Māori heritage. Its website provides details of its heritage funding, Mātauranga Māori Contestable Grants, and the National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund.Heritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaNew Zealand Film CommissionThe New Zealand Film Commission provides grants, loans and equity investments to New Zealand filmmakers and businesses to help develop and produce feature films and short films. New Zealand Film CommissionNew Zealand Music CommissionThe New Zealand Music Commission is a government-funded organisation that promotes and supports the growth of New Zealand music and music businesses, both culturally and economically at home and abroad. It supports New Zealand musicians through three grant schemes: Outward Sound, Capability Quick Response and the Aotearoa Touring Programme.New Zealand Music CommissionNZ On AirNZ On Air’s funding supports scripted and non-fiction content (including music and songs, stories, podcasts, games, and interactive media) that reflects and develops New Zealand culture.NZ On AirTe Papa TongarewaThe Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa invests in museums, galleries, and iwi tribes to foster growth and new connections across the sector. It does this through three grants: Helping Hands, Travel Subsidy and Professional Development.Funding and grants (Te Papa)Community trustsYou can find lists of community trusts on these two websites:Connect with your local Community FoundationCommunity TrustsYou can also find lists of community societies in your region here: Societies that Make Grants - New Zealand Index (DIA) Funding hubs and guidesDepartment of ConservationThe Department of Conservation (DOC) has a very helpful funding sources page which may be of help to rural communities and parties with heritage properties on or near DOC estates.Funding sources (DOC)Funding HQFunding HQ aims to build the fundraising capability of not-for-profits, local government and community organisations who need to raise funds of $50,000 or more It does this by providing an online fundraising training programme and coaching, and access to a comprehensive database of New Zealand funding sources.Funding HQ’s websiteGenerosity New ZealandGenerosity New Zealand provides three online search tools that offer access to nearly $4 billion in funding in Aotearoa. The most relevant tool is givUS which lists grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and iwi.Most public libraries provide free access to use the givUS tool or you can subscribe to it directly via Generosity New Zealand.Generosity New ZealandLottery Grants BoardThe Lottery Grants Board has a broad range of funds to support community services and projects.Its Community Matters website offers advice, information, support, and resources to help people and organisations, and their communities, hapū and iwi, become strong and successful.Community MattersManaged estatesAs well as enquiring about any grants or funds administered by local law firms, you may find it useful to check out these two potential funding sources:Perpetual Guardian GrantsFind a grant or scholarship (Public Trust)Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) administers funds relating to tourism and regional growth. We recommend visiting its main website as well as its regional website Grow Regions, which is the home for Kānoa – the Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit.MBIEGrow RegionsSport New ZealandSport New Zealand maintains an external funding directory to help individuals, community groups or organisations find financial support for their play, active recreation, sports projects and clubs, and related activities or services.External funding (Sport New Zealand)Mātauranga MāoriTe Māngai PāhoTe Māngai Pāho is a Māori language government agency that invests in media that promotes Te Reo and Māori culture. It has funding available for producers and creators to create, deliver and promote Māori media projects, as well as for industry training and development.Te Māngai PāhoTe Puni KōkiriTe Puni Kōkiri is the Government’s principal policy adviser on Māori wellbeing and development. It has a range of funding to help Māori including Oranga Marae which supports the physical and cultural revitalisation of marae as centres of Māori identity and mātauranga.Te Puni Kōkiri’s website Mātauranga Māori Te Awe Kōtuku programme This programme provides $24.5 million to fund at least 18 diverse initiatives which will support iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori communities to safeguard at-risk mātauranga.