Travel Subsidy Grant 

Toy Road Grader circa 1940, Fun Ho (1930–1982), New Zealand. Purchased 1996 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
Toy Road Grader circa 1940, Fun Ho (1930–1982), New Zealand. Purchased 1996 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Purpose of the Travel Subsidy Grant

A Travel Subsidy Grant helps your organisation to subsidise travelling expenses associated with training opportunities or workshops within New Zealand.

We welcome applications from non-profit organisations of all sizes and stages of development.

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How much funding can you apply for?

Applications are welcome for any amount up to a maximum of $300, including GST. An organisation can make up to three applications per financial year. The financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June, with a cut-off date for applications of 30 April.

Applications will be considered at any time during the application period.

Who is eligible?

You must represent a legally constituted, non-profit organisation such as an incorporated society or a charitable trust. If you have applied for a new status and are waiting for confirmation, just let us know in your application.

Please note that we work to the financial year, from 1 July to 30 June. During this period, even if your organisation receives a Helping Hands Grant or a Professional Development Grant, you are still able to apply for up to three Travel Subsidy Grants.

Activities we support

This grant is intended to subsidise travelling expenses for attending training opportunities within New Zealand. We can support:

  • cost of flights
  • accommodation during the training opportunity
  • travel in a car, charged at the current IRD mileage rates.

Activities we don’t support

We don’t subsidise activities that involve:

  • retrospective funding
  • registration fees
  • overseas travel (See: Professional Development Grant)
  • food and consumables
  • wear and tear
  • travel insurance.

How do you apply?

Please download and complete the application form below and send to:

Travel Subsidy Grant
National Services Te Paerangi
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
P O Box 467

or email to

Download the Travel Subsidy Grant application form (DOC, 84kB)

Download a printable version of the Travel Subsidy Grant criteria (PDF, 188kB)

Please don’t post or email your application to a particular staff member. (In the absence of the named staff member, your application would be delayed.)

Acknowledgement of National Services Te Paerangi

Grant recipients are required to acknowledge the support of National Services Te Paerangi. For example, you could include acknowledgement in your newsletter or on your website. The National Services Te Paerangi logo and guidelines for use can be provided to you.

How will the application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed by National Services Te Paerangi staff.

You will be advised of the outcome within ten working days of our receiving your application. 

All decisions made by the assessment panel are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

How is payment made?

Payment is made upon National Services Te Paerangi receiving your invoice, accompanied by any supporting receipts. Note that we require an invoice directly from your organisation. We are unable to pay direct to a travel agency or other supplier.