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The Ethnic Communities Development Fund is for supporting ethnic communities. Your group must meet the purpose and at least one of the priorities.

You can make a request to the Fund at any time throughout the year.


New Zealand communities are welcoming and inclusive, and ethnic communities connect and take part in society.


The priorities of the Fund are:

  • alternative means for ethnic communities to stay socially connected;
  • community employment initiatives; and
  • Community resilience and recovery.

If you want more information about requesting funding from the Ethnic Communities Development Fund, including what you need to provide with your funding request, please visit the Ministry for Ethnic Communites page at the link below:

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