Below you'll find information on how to apply for production and development funding. Find out about regional television programme applications in our Community Broadcasting section.
Any programme funded by NZ On Air must be transmitted on a national, free-to-air channel - TV One, TV2, TV3, FOUR, Maori Television, or Prime so you need a commitment from a broadcaster before submitting your application. The broadcaster will confirm their support, including their financial contribution, to NZ On Air separately using the form below:
Development funding is for researching or writing scripts or treatments. We mostly contribute to drama; and occasionally to documentary development. Production funding is for shooting and completing a programme.
You will need to include a range of supporting material with your application. To find out more, download the guidelines.
We notify all applicants within 48 hours of the Board meeting. If your application is successful, you will be asked to complete a form and execute a contract like the one below.
We release your funding in stages, or drawdowns, which are agreed during the contract negotiations. After the first payment, you'll need to provide regular reports to receive further drawdowns. See the guidelines below for more information on what to include.
NZ On Air funding is an equity investment; this means that if NZ On Air provides $200,000 or more of funding we are entitled to a share of any income in accordance with our standard recoupment policy.
You'll need to include a range of supporting material with your application, including confirmed financial contribution from a broadcaster. To find out more download the guidelines.
We notify all applicants within 48 hours of the Board meeting. If your application is successful, you will be asked to complete a form and execute a contract like the ones below.