Media Grants | Pūtea Pāpāho

Funding your dream media project with up to $10,000
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Are you a journalist or media creative who has a brilliant new project idea, but not the funding to create it? Does that project aim to help end the unfair judgements and discrimination people with mental distress or illness can face?

If this sounds like your project, our Media Grants could help!

Who is eligible?

Our Media Grants or Pūtea Pāpāho award grants of up $10,000 to projects just like yours, every year. They fund emotive and thought-provoking journalistic exposes, documentaries, current affairs packages, story series, podcasts and more. Each project challenges negative perceptions of what’s it like to experience mental distress or uncovers the injustices facing the at least one in five of us living with mental distress in Aotearoa.
Take a look at some of our recipients’ projects from over the last decade.

What would I be awarded with?

As well as funding, each Pūtea Pāpāho offers a fellowship and project guidance from the Mental Health Foundation on behalf of Nōku te Ao: Like Minds, who have funded this programme since 2007.

How do I apply?

Our Media Grants or Pūtea Pāpāho are currently on hold.

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In the meantime, If you have any pātai/questions, please contact: Alicia King 

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