Suffrage 125 Community Fund application guide

This guide will assist you with your Suffrage 125 Community Fund application. Please familiarise yourself with this guide before starting the funding application form.  

You may also find it useful to review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Who can apply:

  • Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, iwi/hapū/whānau/marae, and individuals. Individuals may also apply and partner with community groups and others.
  • Applicants do not need to be a legal entity, however, references will be required to ascertain suitability and credibility of the applicant to deliver on their proposal.
  • Applicants should demonstrate: 
  • their ability to deliver the project, event, or activity
  • the likelihood of success of the proposal and how it will achieve its goals
  • community support for the proposal
  • how the effectiveness of the project will be evaluated and reported on.

Although partnership funding is not a requirement, priority will be given to organisations that can show they have secured additional funding, and the level of funding from other sources will be taken into account.

What may be funded

Examples of projects, events or activities that may be funded:

  • Public hui, wānanga, seminars, or debates
  • Sport or recreation projects
  • Arts and cultural initiatives including music, theatre, dance, literature, visual art, craft object art, Māori arts, Pacific arts, and multi-disciplinary projects
  • Digital or education resources
  • Commemorative and legacy projects.

What will not be funded:

  • Projects that have been completed before Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
  • Requests for retrospective funding
  • Core or ongoing work of the group, organisation, or service
  • Events outside New Zealand
  • Travel costs
  • Operating expenses of organisations
  • Capital works ie, infrastructure projects and the purchase of land and buildings
  • Reunions
  • Catering costs including alcohol
  • Activities that are the funding responsibility of other government agencies
  • Academic research or research that would otherwise be eligible for funding from a tertiary institution
  • Education resources and activities that are part of a course of study in New Zealand
  • Generation of profits
  • Projects lead by government agencies.

Total funding requested

  • Applications must be for grants of $1,000 or more. We anticipate most grants will be in the $5,000 - $20,000 range
  • There is no limit to the amount an applicant can request. There will, however, be pressure on the funds available and the assessment panel may not be able to fund all projects or provide the full amount requested.

Key dates:

  • Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 July 2018
  • Applicants will be notified on the success of their application on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel appointed by the Ministry for Women. 

For more information contact us.