Ethnic Communities Development Fund
Funding is available for projects that support ethnic communities in New Zealand to stay connected and resilient.
The priorities for the fund are:
- alternative ways for ethnic communities to stay socially connected
- community employment initiatives
- community resilience and recovery.
Ethnic 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.
How to apply
Apply for funding by filling in an application form from the Office of Ethnic Communities.
You’ll need to show how your project or activities support the purpose of the fund. You can apply more than once in a year.
Help and advice
Advice is available on how to write a successful application for funding and contact details for community advisors who can help you.
Community Capability and Resilience Fund
The Community Capability and Resilience Fund (CCRF) is available to community groups for initiatives that support the rebuild and recovery from COVID-19.
The CCRF builds on the success of the Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund (CAP Fund), which provided immediate support to communities during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The fund will be targeted towards initiatives that support priority groups, which include:
- ethnic migrant communities
- culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
How to apply
More information, including the application form, is available on the Ministry of Social Development website.