The New Zealand Music Foundation provides support to organisations, projects and individuals through two funds:
GENERAL FUND – developing and supporting projects that use the magic of music to change the lives of people in need in Aotearoa.
MUSICIANS IN NEED FUND – providing caring, confidential and practical assistance to people from the NZ music industry suffering illness, distress or hardship.
For application and funding process information, please visit the funding principles & process page.
General Fund Applications are accepted year-round, with support decisions being made by our Board of Trustees at meetings in March (nb: December application deadline) and September (nb: June application deadline). Find out more here.
Musicians in Need Fund applications are accepted and support decisions are made year-round. If you or someone you know has contributed to the New Zealand music industry and is experiencing illness, distress or hardship, please find out more about the emergency support available through this fund here.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Todd Foundation for their help and guidance with our funding processes.