Travel Subsidy Grant

Subsidies for travel expenses associated with museum or gallery training in New Zealand.

Maximum funding request: $500 including GST per application 


Your organisation must represent a legally constituted, non-profit organisation such as an incorporated society or a charitable trust.

Your organisation can make up to three applications per financial year (1 July – 30 June) to recieve a total of $1,500 in  travel support. 

Funding can support:

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

Funding cannot support:

  • retrospective payment of expenses
  • registration fees
  • overseas travel (see our Professional Development Grant instead)
  • food and consumables
  • wear and tear
  • travel insurance.

How to apply

Apply by 30 April if you wish to receive a grant in the same financial year (1 July – 30 June).

Download and complete the application form below, then send it with your supporting documentation to:

We will contact you with the outcome of your application within 10 working days of receipt. All decisions made by our assessment panel are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Contact us

Phone: 0508 678 743

Payment of an approved grant

If your grant is approved you will be sent invoicing instructions, including a purchase order number, to enable your organisation to uplift the funds. The invoice must be from your organisation as we are unable to pay suppliers directly.

Standard Te Papa terms are payment 20th of the month following the invoice date.

Required acknowledgement

As a grant recipient, you are required to acknowledge the support received from National Services Te Paerangi, for example, in your organisation’s newsletter or website. We can provide a logo and usage guidelines.