Below are some frequently asked questions about the Pacific Languages Community Fund. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact [email protected].
Applicants could apply by submitting a costed proposal of up to $50,000 using the online application form or via email using a downloadable version in MS Word or PDF format.
The Fund closed at 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022.
Applications for the Pacific Languages Community Fund closed at 5 pm on Friday 29 July 2022.
Please refer to the main funding page section About the Fund for this information.
Yes, non-registered groups can apply. The Ministry understands not all groups are formally registered as legal entities.
Because successful applicants enter a legal agreement, it is advisable your organisation has strong governance and can deliver outcomes and contract management. For more information about strengthening your organisation, CommunityNet Aotearoa have useful information or the Department of Internal Affairs.
No, the funding is open to community groups registered and non-registered. This round excludes individuals.
No, the fund does not support 'for profit' businesses.
Alongside your application, you must provide:
Budget template: MS Word format | PDF format
As part of the application process, you may also need to provide:
If this extra information is required, we will email you.
You are required to provide a milestone report at the halfway point of your project and a final accountability report at the conclusion of your project. Successful applicants will have a close working relationship with MPP staff who will provide you with guidance.
Your contract will be managed by the Languages Unit.
Reporting is important because:
Yes, you are. The delivery of your previous project will be completed prior to June 2022. Any subsequent project funded by this fund will commence at the conclusion of your first project and must be delivered by June 2023.
This is a contestable fund, meaning some applications may not be accepted. Based on your application and budget proposal, your application will be assessed by a panel of Senior Staff at MPP. They will determine the level of funds that will be provided. It may be fully funded, partially funded, or entirely declined. Regardless, you will be informed of the outcome and the reasons.
No, you are excluded from this round, as you can access funding through the Ministry of Education.
No, this funding cannot be used for your immediate family projects. The purpose of the funds is to support community language initiatives.
Yes, MPP recognise the valuable contribution of organisations that serve Pacific people, especially outside of the main centres. If your project initiative meets the fund requirements and is focused towards enabling Pacific communities to respond to the fund outcomes, you are encouraged to apply.