• Funding

    The Office of Ethnic Communities is responsible for a small fund that can be applied for in a financial year.

    The funding has been with the Office since 2014. The funding amount is $520,000 per annum.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

    Contribute to improving New Zealand's social cohesion and support and the development of established and emerging ethnic communities - check out the Ethnic Communities Development Fund.Image of people at a conference

  • Settling In

    The programme, called ‘Settling In’ has provided funding to a range of projects. Settling In funded projects will continue to be delivered unitl the end of 2017.Blurred out people

    For all future funding requests please refer to Ethnic Communities Development fund.

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • 2015-2016 June allocation: Successful Applicants

    Below are a list of successful applicants for the 2015-2016 2B June Settling In funding allocation. (PDF 126KB)

    Return to previous funding rounds

    Successful Applicants



  • Previous initiatives

    Did you know that the Settling In Fund is being used for some great initiatives?Image of man and woman sitting with backs to a desk and computer

    Check out some of the stories from the communities that have received funding. This could be you…

  • Upper Hutt Multicultural Council Incorporated - Settling In

    Strength to strength - serving their community for 10 years

    Celebrating Chinese New Year - 2015Settling In is proud to support the Upper Hutt Multicultural Council Incorporated as they mark their 10th anniversary since starting out as a small community group. In 2015 funding supported them to target ethnic communities in the Upper Hutt area using sports, programmes and other events. 

  • Ignite Sport Trust in collaboration with New Zealand Red Cross - Settling In

    The Fusion Programme - fusing sports, youth development and fun

    Ignite Sport Trust successfully secured funding from the 2014 Settling In funding round which supported their Fusion youth development programme. Fusion was run in partnership with New Zealand Red Cross and provided a three day programme involving sports, recreation activities and personal development.

  • Christchurch Guandong Association - Settling In

    The Christchurch Guandong Association delivered a series of educational seminars for Cantonese speaking migrants with support of Settling In funding. These seminars have proven to be popular with between 60 and 90 people attending each session.

  • 2015-2016 December allocation: Successful Applicants

    Below are a list of successful applicants for the 2015-2016 December Settling In funding allocation.