New Community Fund for Suffrage 125

People across Aotearoa New Zealand will soon be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women, the Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

Minister Genter launched the $300,000 contestable fund as a Budget announcement at He Tohu – National Library in front of the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

“Women’s history matters, and it is important that Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates our unique milestone as the first country where women fought for and won the right for all women to vote,” Ms Genter said.

“This funding will allow more community groups to celebrate women who have led the way for women’s rights. A particular focus will be recognising Māori, Pacific and women of diverse cultures.

“I encourage all New Zealanders to think of projects, big and small, to put forward that tells the story of women’s continuing campaign for equality,” Ms Genter said.

Read here for more information. Applications are invited from Thursday 21 June.