Next funding deadline

29 September 2022

For: General audiences

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Scripted and Factual funding

Before you apply

Before you apply for funding you need to know what we can fund, how we choose to invest, what you'll need to include in your application and how we'll assess your application.

Registered applicants

If you’ve applied for funding before, or are already registered and have read our application guidelines, you can go straight to our online funding application portal.

Journalism funding

In February 2021, the Minister for Broadcasting and Media , Kris Faafoi announced a $55 million package to support public interest journalism. The funding is to be administered by NZ On Air.

Music funding

Before you apply

For the best chance of a successful application first read about the funding you are applying for: New Music Single, New Music Project, New Music Development, Waiata Takitahi, New Music Pasifika or New Music Kids.

You can also read about submitting your song for our NewTracks compilation.

Platform funding

We provide operating funding to a number of targeted platforms and services that provide important public media content. These include access, Pacific and student radio, disability access services, and content discovery hubs.

This is a closed fund with only one round per year.

Current RFP's

From time to time we will have Requests For Proposals that are separate from our normal Scripted & Factual, and Music funding rounds. See all RFPs here.

Additional resources

Funding Decisions

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Resources for producers

For successful Scripted and Factual applicants: Templates and guidelines for every step of the process, to help you meet your obligations to NZ On Air and receive your funding.

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Resources for musicians

For successful music applicants : Templates and guidelines you’ll need to fulfill your obligations to NZ On Air and receive your funding. For all musicians: Information on how to market your song and find an audience.

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