Settling In

  • 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.

  • Settling In Update from the General Manager

    Image of a man and woman sitting in front of a desk with a computer on it.This is a special edition which will focus specifically on Settling In. The purpose of this update is to let you know what I’ve heard about Settling In, but also to let you know where we are at with the current funding round for Settling In as well as where we are going with this fund in the future.

  • ActivRecreAsian Settling In fund success

    Outdoor Bushwalk Leadership Course attendees

    ActivRecreAsian is a Harbour Sport initiative which aims to develop and upskill leaders in the Asian community in outdoor recreation.

  • 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.

  • Settling In funding available

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    We have funding available for not-for-profit groups to run projects aimed at helping refugees and migrant communities settle in to New Zealand society.

    Applications open on 7 March and close on 31 March 2016.

  • Settling In funding round opens 28 September 2015

    Image of man sitting at with back against the desk and computer facing the cameraOn Monday 28 September the Minister for Ethnic Communities Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga announced the opening of the 2015 - 2016 Settling In funding roundRead his media release here.

  • Settling In - online application training and application guidelines

    The next Settling In funding round will be done using a new online system replacing the paper based application form from previous years. All requests must be lodged in the new two people training at a deskonline system. [Training Workshops are now closed]

  • Settling In Funding Round March 2015

    The first Settling In funding round in 2014 approved 33 applications for grants totalling $361,172 (from the full grant fund of $520,000). A second funding round ran from 23 February to 20 March 2015 to allocate the under-spend of $158,828.

    Settling In grants totalling $158,828 have been awarded to 21 groups throughout New Zealand to support their work with ethnic and migrant communities.  A total of 50 applications were received and these were assessed on 20 April by a panel of three people representing the Office of Ethnic Communities, a representative of Immigration New Zealand and a non-governmental representative.