As part of the Pacific Languages Strategy, the Pacific Languages Community Fund was established to support Pacific communities to drive and lead solutions to retaining and revitalising Pacific languages in Aotearoa.
Our Pacific languages matter because they tell the story of who we are. Language, culture, and identity is essential to the wellbeing and long-time success of Pacific people in Aotearoa.
Comparisons from Census 2013 to Census 2018 data shows that the proportion of speakers of Pacific languages in Aotearoa has declined across the board.
The Pacific Language Community Funding is aimed at initiatives that align to the Pacific Language Strategy key objectives, which helps revitalize, maintain, and increase the number of speakers of Pacific languages, strengthening their identities and cultural confidence.
The Pacific Languages Community Fund aimed to support community-led initiatives that:
Applicants were able to apply for up to $50,000 excl. GST.
Applications opened on Wednesday 8 June and closed at 5pm on Friday, 29 July, 2022.
If you have any questions about the fund, please email [email protected].
The Pacific Languages Community Fund aims to support community-led initiatives that:
Applicants were able to apply for up to $50,000.
The Fund has now CLOSED. It opened for applications on Wednesday 8 June and closed at 5 pm on Friday, 29 July, 2022.
To be eligible, applicants had to:
Pacific Languages Community Funding was available for initiatives that are aligned to (but not limited to):
All initiatives funded by the Pacific Languages Community Fund needed to follow Government COVID-19 health measures for gatherings and social distancing when required. We ask applicants to consider alternative ways to run their programme, such as online where possible.
The Pacific Languages Community Fund was not available for:
See frequently asked questions about the Pacific Languages Community Fund
Applicants were able apply by submitting a costed proposal of up to $50,000.
This fund closed at 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022.
If you need more information about the Pacific Languages Community Fund, please email [email protected].