We provide funding support for priority genres to add diversity to the airwaves. Our priority is spoken programmes on nationwide networks to reach the largest number of listeners.
Priorities are: programmes for children, youth, Māori programmes in English, spiritual programmes and programmes for minority audiences including ethnic minorities.
The programmes we fund would not be broadcast without public funding support, and fill an important need.
Read more about the criteria for these programmes.
We also fund Music radio programmes across a wide range of stations - commercial radio, the Student Radio Network, and Kiwi FM. These programmes aim to introduce audiences to new local music and are funded as part of our local music promotions work.
Programme producers need commitment from a broadcaster before applying. Guidance on what's required in an application is included in Funding Criteria for Spoken Radio Programmes.
Please use the application form.