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.
Lottery WWI Commemorations, Environment and Heritage grants
If you are seeking funding for capital, oral history or cataloguing projects, we recommend you apply to Lottery WWI Commemoration, 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 Te Paerangi grants recipients talking about their successful applications:
Strategic Project Grants - Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery
Helping Hands Grants - Celia Walker, Devonport Museum
Make sponsorship and partnerships work
Making Sponsorship work for you - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 815kB)
E-commerce and museums - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 945kB)
Reports available for purchase