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Apply online for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach - Social Enterprise Fund

Apply online for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach - Social Enterprise Fund

This application form is for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach - Social Enterprise Fund.

The Fund has been established to provide direct capital investment for Pacific social enterprises to respond to current needs to create wealth opportunities and improve social wellbeing for Pacific families in the New Zealand economy. Applicants can apply by submitting a costed proposal up to $50,000, exclusive of GST.

Before starting, please make sure you have read and understood the application process, prepared your supporting material and completed the self-assessment tool. We also recommend you check our FAQs about the Fund, especially the eligibility criteria.

If you cannot complete this form online, please download this MS Word version or PDF version and complete it in your own time, making sure you submit the completed form and supporting documents to [email protected] by the due date.

IMPORTANT: This is a saveable form. At any stage during form completion, you can press Save Progress at the bottom of the form to save the information you've entered so far. You'll be sent an email to the first email address you entered into the form below. To go back and finish your application, click on the link in that email.

Any questions about this form or the application process can be directed to: [email protected]

Primary applicant details
Secondary applicant details

You must supply secondary applicant contact details as a back-up in case we can't contact the primary applicant.

Eligibility check

The following questions will determine your organisation's eligibility to apply for the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach - Social Enterprise Fund, so please answer as honestly as you can.

Based on the information you've provided, you may not be eligible for funding. However, if you wish to continue, your application will be assessed by the team to determine your eligibility.

Based on the information you've provided, you may not be eligible for funding. However, if you wish to continue, your application will be assessed by the team to determine your eligibility.

Based on the information you've provided, you may not be eligible for funding. However, if you wish to continue, your application will be assessed by the team to determine your eligibility.

Based on the information you've provided, you may not be eligible for funding. However, if you wish to continue, your application will be assessed by the team to determine your eligibility.

Self-assessment results

The following section requires you to have completed the Self-assessment tool (Step 1) before proceeding. This self-assessment will guide you on the funding amount you are eligible to apply for. However, the Ministry will review your self-assessment based on all the information you provide with your application to ensure you are applying for the correct funding option.

You can apply for up to $5,000 excluding GST.

You can apply for up to $10,000 excluding GST.

You can apply for up to $20,000 excluding GST.

You can apply for up to $50,000 excluding GST.

Based on the information you've provided, you may not be eligible for funding. However, if you wish to continue, your application will be assessed by the team to determine your eligibility.

Business / organisation details
About your business / organisation

This section will help indicate your business maturity and ability to deliver your proposed initiative effectively. Please respond concisely to the questions and provide website links, if available, for further reference.

Financial information

Following your application submission, if your business/organisation is eligible for further assessment, you may also be asked to provide the following financial documentation:

  • Balance Sheet Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 - 31 March 2021]
  • Profit and Loss Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 - 31 March 2021]
  • Cashflow Statement
  • Budget for the current financial year

If this information is required, we will request via email. Please DO NOT upload this information within this form. However, it could be useful to prepare the above documentation ahead of time, to expedite the assessment process if and when it is requested.

About your proposed capital investment project or initiative

This section will help us understand your proposed capital investment initiative, the purpose and objectives and how you will use the funding effectively to deliver it. How your initiative contributes to the objectives of the Pacific Aotearoa Community Outreach Fund will be key, so please familiarise yourself with these before completing.

Please respond concisely to the questions and provide website links, if available, for further reference.

(Please don't include spaces, symbols, commas or decimal points.)
Background information
Supporting documents and information

Your funding application will need to include the following supporting documentation and information:

A detailed funding proposal document - showing how you will use the funding to achieve the outcomes of your capital investment initiative.

Download and complete the following Funding Proposal Template (in either PDF or MS Word format). You'll be required to upload your completed template below to complete your application.

Funding proposal template: [MS Word format] | [PDF format]

Before uploading, please make sure your document is saved in .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format and include your business or organisation name in the filename when saving. This will assist our team to match your upload with your application.

Please ensure you use the proposal template provided above.
Application checklist
Before submitting your application, please check you have:
Applicant declaration

In digitally signing this Declaration, I:

  1. Confirm the information contained is true and accurate.
  2. Confirm I have read and understood my rights regarding the Privacy Act 2020.
  3. Confirm this initiative complies with the objectives of my organisation.
  4. Understand that there is no guarantee that my organisation will be successful in securing any funding from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
  5. Agree that the Ministry for Pacific Peoples may collect information about my organisation from any third party in respect of this application.
  6. Agree that, if the application is successful, the name of my organisation, purpose of investment and the amount of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ investment will be available as part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ accountability for public funds.
  7. Agree that the information provided in this application can be used by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples for statistical purposes and/or policy development.
  8. Agree that, if successful, my organisation may be required, along with the targeted beneficiaries of the proposed project, to participate in an evaluation of the initiative.
  9. Confirm that I have informed my referee that a copy of their reference will be stored at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
  10. Accept full accountability and responsibility for all requirements associated with the completion of the initiative.
  11. Understand that the personal information I am being asked to provide is necessary to help determine how the Ministry for Pacific Peoples might be able to assist me with my funding aspirations, including eligibility for practical and financial assistance. It will be held by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples PO Box 833 Wellington 6140, the government agency that administers the funding grant. I understand I have the right to request access to MY personal information held by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and, if appropriate, request that the information be corrected.

IMPORTANT NOTE: By providing your full name and role below and submitting your application, you are agreeing to the above Declaration.

If you're not yet ready to submit your application, you can press Save progress to save data entered so far. You will receive an email with a link back to this form to allow you to complete it at a later date. If you're ready to submit your application, press Submit application.

Once you press Submit application, the page should refresh and you should see a "Thanks, we've received your submission" message indicating that your application has been submitted successfully. You should also receive an email confirming receipt of your submission.

If you don't see the message or haven't received a confirmation email after 15 minutes, please re-submit this form.

Any questions about this form or the application process can be directed to: [email protected]