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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.


  • including and welcoming ethnic diversity into our neighbourhoods
  • promoting ethnic diversity and understanding – including educating New Zealanders about the contribution of ethnic communities
  • developing ability within ethnic communities
  • encouraging participation in employment and society
  • supporting our ethnic communities to thrive through the practice and celebration of culture

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 Office of Ethnic Communites page at the link below: