Major Grants

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is inviting full applications for our 2020/21 Major Grants funding round from the recently shortlisted candidates now.

Full applications will be closed on 30 July 2020.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants informed by end of September 2020.

Please read our application pack to learn more about the purpose of the funding and the evaluation criteria for major grants. It outlines our strategic priorities and describes the two-stage application process.


·         Submit formal application (by 30 July 2020)

·         Successful and unsuccessful applicants informed (by end of September 2020)

Read about the most recently funded Major Grants:

Major Grants awarded 2019

Climate conferences receive Major Grant

Conservation forum receives Major Grant

Students learn history and coding with support of Major Grant

Past major grant recipients