Deadline: 25 September 2019
Applicants are invited to apply for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund to improve New Zealand’s social cohesion and supporting the development of emerging and established ethnic communities.
Types of Projects
The fund is available for projects that meet the purpose and one of the two priorities.
- Inclusive New Zealand – Projects which bring diverse communities together to promote belonging, participation, inclusion and/or recognition of ethnic communities
- Thriving ethnic communities – Projects which support the development of emerging and established ethnic communities
The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is a contestable fund with a total of $520,000 for distribution each year.
- Groups with projects that benefit ethnic communities in New Zealand.
- Groups without legal status are limited to a total of $10,000. Grants over $10,000 may only be approved to organisations with legal entity status.
- Groups may make more than one request to the fund in any year.
- Their mandated communities include migrants, former refugees, long-term settlers, and those born in New Zealand who identify their ethnicity as:
- Continental European
- Latin American
- Middle Eastern
- Legal entity status includes, but is not limited to, incorporated societies, Trusts registered under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, companies with charitable purposes, local authorities, school boards of trustees and/or Māori trust boards in accordance with the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955.
- Registration with Department of Internal Affairs Charities Services does not confer a legal status.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: New Zealand
For more information, please visit https://www.ethniccommunities.govt.nz/ethnic-communities-development-fund/