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How to find and apply for funding Funding sources and links
Seeking funding for projects is something all museums have to do. There are many sources available. Which ones should you approach? How should you approach them? This guide, from National Services Te Paerangi, offers practical funding advice.
Sponsorship plays a vital role in arts, culture, and heritage funding. This guide suggests practical steps you can take to identify and work with sponsors for your museum or heritage service.
Case studies: Grant applications
These videos feature past National Services Te Paerangi grants recipients talking about their successful applications.
Strategic Project Grants – Catherine Hammond, Auckland Art Gallery
Catherine talks about Auckland Art Gallery’s Strategic Project Grant from National Services Te Paerangi. Catherine gives some tips on how to make a good grant application for a collaborative project.
VIDEO Helping Hands Grants – Celia Walker, Devonport Museum
Celia talks about the Devonport Museum's Helping Hands Grant from National Services Te Paerangi. Celia gives some tips on what makes a good grant application.
National Services Te Paerangi grants
We offer a range of grants to help museums, galleries, and
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Cultural Funding Guide
Find funding for your arts, cultural, or heritage project by searching the Cultural Funding Guide’s online database.
Search for funding opportunities
The funding search was developed jointly by National Services Te Paerangi, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Creative New Zealand, and the Funding Information Service.
givUS offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and
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Browse a variety of opportunities, including funding for emerging and established artists, art practitioners, groups, and organisations.
Creative NZ – funding
Community Matters, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA)
Seeking funding for capital, oral history, or cataloguing projects? Apply to Lottery World War I Commemorations, Environment and Heritage – part of the Department of Internal Affairs.
Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee requests
Inland Revenue (IR)
Information about registering as a charitable organisation
Information about registering as a donee organisation