Call for expressions of interest - major grant funding
By NZ National Commission for UNESCO | Posted: Tuesday May 21, 2019
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is inviting expressions of interest (EOI) for major grant funding from organisations with projects, events, programmes or initiatives that reflect our mission:
“Connecting Aotearoa-New Zealand to UNESCO and the world by the fostering and sharing of ideas; and contributing to building the knowledge and capabilities needed to ensure a better future for all.”
Grants will be worth between $10,000 and $40,000. Your proposal must align with at least one of the National Commission’s following strategic priorities:
- Providing a catalyst for New Zealanders to engage in life-long learning and to be innovative and responsible global citizens
- Protecting and celebrating New Zealand’s
taonga past, present and future by connecting our unique indigenous
culture, natural heritage and communities with national and international
- Nurturing and connecting
diverse forms of knowledge based on scientific evidence, traditional
knowledge and intercultural dialogue to enhance decision making and foster
- Promoting access to information
and knowledge that contributes to building respect for justice, law, human
rights and fundamental freedoms.
As UNESCO is an organisation of ‘ideas’,
we are seeking projects that demonstrate innovation and new ways of working. We
are looking to fund new initiatives or new components of existing initiatives
which have the potential to lead to positive long-term change at a national or
regional level. In light of the 15 March terrorist attacks in Christchurch,
particular consideration will be given to initiatives that reinforce the core
UNESCO values of equality, diversity and democracy.
We are inviting expressions of interest (EOI), which is a mandatory step in the process, by 5pm, 18 June. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the EOI process by 2 July via email. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due by 5pm, 23 July.
Minor grant funding is also available for amounts under $5,000. The National
Commission will be accepting applications throughout the year; however you must
leave at least six weeks between your application and your activity.
Visit the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO website for further information and to apply.