Adding diversity to the airwaves


We provide funding support for priority genres to add diversity to the airwaves. Our priority is spoken programmes on nationwide platforms to reach the largest number of listeners. Our priorities are:

  • content for children
  • content for youth
  • Māori content in English
  • spiritual content
  • and content for minority audiences including ethnic minorities.

The content we fund would not be available without public funding support, and fills an important need.


The Nutters Club

November 2015

The Nutters Club

The Nutters Club award winning radio show helps those with mental health and addiction issues to lead meaningful lives.

The Great Big Kids Show

February 2014

The Great Big Kids Show

Serving up magic on the airwaves for kids throughout the country.


We have a single strategy which guides our investments and a single platform-neutral fund, the NZ Media Fund.

Apply for funding

All applications must be made through our online applications system, Eric.

Please be aware that all your applications are covered by the Official Information Act - read more here.

We also fund Music radio programmes across a wide range of stations - commercial radio, alternative radio and the Student Radio Network. These programmes aim to introduce audiences to new local music and are funded as part of our local music promotions work.