Funding and sponsorship 

Poster, 'War Finance Campaign' October 1940, E. V. Paul, Government Printer, N.Z. National Savings Committee, Wellington. Gift of Mr C H Andrews, 1967. Te Papa
Poster, 'War Finance Campaign' October 1940, E. V. Paul, Government Printer, N.Z. National Savings Committee, Wellington. Gift of Mr C H Andrews, 1967. Te Papa

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 Te Paerangi grants

National Services Te Paerangi offers four different grants to support museums, galleries, and iwi (tribal) groups in strengthening their organisations and accessing professional development.

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)

Financial planning

Budget management

You can purchase the reports below:

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