• 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

  • Previous funding rounds

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    Previous funding rounds success applicants by funding round.

  • Women stand proud

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    Over 200 women signed the Press for Progress letter at the recent International Women’s Day celebration on 8 March 2018, at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund - recipients announced

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    The recipients of the Ethnic Communities Development Fund for the 2018 year have been announced. A total of 71 groups received a combined total of $520,000 from the Fund.

    Grants were awarded for activities related to social cohesion, leadership development and cultural events. We received 138 requests for funding, totalling about $2.6 million.

    Check out the full list of recipients.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund

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    The Ethnic Communities Development Fund applications dates for 2017 have been set. The fund will be open for requests on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and close at midnight on Wednesday 27 September 2017. There will be one funding round a year.

    The fund distributes $520,000 each year to community groups for projects to be implemented in 2018. There are three fund priorities, leadership development, social cohesion and cultural events.

  • Celebrations of cultural diversity in Rotorua

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    The Rotorua Multicultural Council receives Ethnic Communities Development Funding from the Office of Ethnic Communities. By making use of the contribution of volunteers and through the generosity of those who provide refreshments at low cost and venues for free, small amounts of money can go a long way when organising events to celebrate the cultural diversity of Rotorua.

  • Applications are now open

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    Applications for the Office of Ethnic Communities Ethnic Communities Development Fund are now open and close on 27 September 2016. There will be one funding round a year. The Ethnic Communities Development Fund replaces what was previously known as Settling In Funding.

    The Ethnic Communities Development Fund distributes $520,000 each year to community organisations for initiatives that increase awareness and understanding of their ethnic community, or to promote leadership and social cohesion.

  • Ethnic Communities Development Fund opens

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    The Ethnic Communities Development Fund has opened to receive requests and will close on 27 September 2016. Visit our funding page for more information or contact your local Community Operations office for assistance.

  • New Ethnic Communities Fund

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    The Minister for Ethnic Communities Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga announces a new Ethnic Communities fund.

    The Office of Ethnic Communities has replaced the Settling In fund with the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. This new fund will be open on 15 August and close on 27 September 2016. There will be one funding round a year.

  • 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)

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    Successful Applicants