What do the grants fund?
These grants fund projects or initiatives that work to end mental distress discrimination in settings where discrimination occurs. You might have a training programme or resource you’d like to roll out; a large community event; or a creative project to tackle myths and stereotypes about our whānau with mental distress, for example.
To see some real-life projects funded under a similar grants programme, read our past project archives here.
How do I apply?
Applying for a grant is as easy as one, two, three!
- First, download our Puna Pūtea/Social Action Grants criteria document here. This will tell you what we can fund and give you tips on what you need to apply. Our tips on how to apply page can help too.
- Click on the ‘Apply now’ button below. This will take you to our online hub, where you can start your application. You’ll need to include a proposal, which can be either a video of up to 10 minutes, or a written proposal of up to 1,500 words. You can save your application mid-way and come back to edit it later.
- Send in your completed grants application by 5pm, Friday, 11 November 2022. Funding decisions will be announced by February 2023.
Nau mai, haere mai, me’a mai – we look forward to seeing all your amazing applications roll in!
Need a hand?
If you have pātai/questions, please contact:
Talk to your local authority (council, local board or community board) about their community project funds, or government departments (such as the Department of Internal Affairs, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Youth Development, or Ministry of Social Development) to see whether they have any funding available.