Suffrage 125 Community Fund now open

People across Aotearoa New Zealand can now apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women through the Suffrage 125 Community Fund.

The $300,000 contestable fund was launched by Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, on Tuesday, at the He Tohu exhibition at the 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 and to aply. Applications close on 31 July 2018.