Major Grants funding round now open

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is calling for Expressions of Interest for its 2018/19 Major Grants contestable funding round by 6 July.

Applications are primarily being sought for ‘major grant’ funding from $5,000 to the level of $40,000. Minor grant funding is also available for amounts under $5,000.

The National Commission is seeking to fund innovative projects, events, programmes or initiatives that reflect its mission and strategic priorities. As UNESCO is an organisation of ‘ideas’, we are especially interested in projects that demonstrate new ways of working and which have the potential to lead to positive long-term change at a national or regional level.

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s mission is ‘Connecting Aotearoa-New Zealand to UNESCO and the world by the fostering and sharing of ideas; and contributing to building the knowledge and capabilities needed to ensure a better future for all’.

Expressions of Interest are due by 6 July. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due by 3 August.

The National Commission will be accepting applications for minor grant funding throughout the year; however, applicants must leave at least six weeks between their application and the activity.

Go to our Contestable Funding page for the Expression of Interest form, application form and application pack.