The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund for 2017 is now open.
Proposals are sought for specific events which meet the following criteria:
- promote nation and community building;
- encourage wide community participation;
- promote a cultural experience; and
- take place on or near Waitangi Day (6 February), or on a day significant to the signing of the Treaty in a particular community or rohe (for example, the date on which an iwi signed the Treaty or signed a Final Deed of Settlement).
The government is especially keen to support events organised by local government and/or communities in partnership with tangata whenua that invite wide community participation. This year the criteria of the Fund have been extended to include events that may fall on the dates significant to the signing of the Treaty in your community or rohe.
Priority is given to events in local communities that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Mid-to long-term Treaty of Waitangi resource and education projects, such as seminars, workshops and hui do not come under this Fund. Funding is not available for travel to Waitangi, Bay of Islands. Funding is also not available to cover the purchase of alcohol.
Successful applicants are required to provide Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage with an evaluation and expenditure report one month after the event. Failure to provide these reports has an effect on future applications to the Fund.
The online application form can be accessed here.
For a list of successful applicants from 2016 please click here.
This year the Fund will close for applications at 5pm on Monday 3 October 2016.