Where to apply for funding
There are many sources of funding available. It all depends on what type of funding you need: for example, seed funding, partnership funding, conditional funding, and so on.
The Cultural Funding Guide
A free, funding database dedicated to the arts, culture, and heritage sector – will enable you to search for project funding quickly and easily.
Lotteries Environment and Heritage grants
If you are seeking funding for capital, oral history or cataloguing projects, we recommend you apply to Lotteries Environment and Heritage (part of the Department of Internal Affairs). Funding grants are offered for projects that promote, protect, and conserve New Zealand's natural, physical, and cultural heritage.
National Services grants
National Services Te Paerangi offer Strategic Projects Grants to support museums, galleries, and iwi (tribal) groups in strengthening their organisations. You can also seek funding from our Helping Hands Grant. This assists museums that are largely dependant on voluntary labour with paying for materials, services or information.
Increase your chances of getting a grant
For more information about funding sources and advice on writing applications, read:
Tapping into Funding Sources - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 1.87MB)
These videos feature past National Services grants recipients talking about their successful applications:
Make sponsorship and partnerships work
Making Sponsorship work for you - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 815kB)
You can purchase the reports below:
Making sense of sustainability workshop presentation (PPT, 6.16MB)