Next funding deadline
30 March 2023
Scripted and Factual funding
We fund the development and production of local Scripted and Factual kaupapa that reflects and develops New Zealand culture.
Before you apply for pūtea tautoko you need to know what we can fund, what you'll need to include in your application, and how we'll assess your application.
If you’ve applied for funding before, or are already registered and have read our tono guidelines, you can go straight to our online funding application portal.
We fund journalism roles, projects and industry development initiatives through our $55m Public Interest Journalism Fund.
This three year fund is open to all New Zealand media entities that can demonstrate that their mahi fills a public interest service and would otherwise be at risk or not produced without support.
We fund the development, recording and promotion of single songs and multi-song projects.
We run multiple puoro funding rounds per year. For your best chance of a successful application, first read about 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 waiata for our NewTracks compilation.
We provide pūtea tautoko 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.
All funding decisions are available through our funding decisions search.
We may also issue media releases and pānui about funding decisions, these can be read on our news page.
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.
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.