All 2021 funding dates for Scripted, Factual, Platforms and Music

Scripted and Factual deadlines

Deadline: 4pm 20 May / Decisions: 14 July

  • For Factual: General audiences
  • For Scripted: General audiences

Deadline: 4pm 5 August / Decisions: 22 September

  • For Factual: Targeted audiences, Tamariki and HEIHEI
  • For Scripted: Targeted audiences, Tamariki and HEIHEI, HEIHEI games

Deadline: 4pm 7 October / Decisions: 1 December

  • For Factual: General audiences
  • For Scripted: General audiences

All applications must be made through our online application system.

Public Interest Journalism deadlines

Round 1 deadline: 4pm 13 May

  • For: Project funding, and Industry Development Funding
  • ≤ 1m decisions: 28 June
  • > 1m decisions: 14 July

Round 2 deadline: 4pm 22 July

  • For: Project funding, Industry Development Funding, and Role Funding
  • ≤ 1m decisions: 6 September
  • > 1m decisions: 22 September

Round 3 deadline: 4pm 30 September

  • For: Project funding, Industry Development Funding, and Role Funding
  • ≤ 1m decisions: 15 November
  • > 1m decisions: 1 December

Music deadlines

Deadline: 4pm 20 May / Decisions: 14 July

  • For New Music: Project

Deadline: 4pm 24 June / Decisions: 22 July

  • For New Music: Single

Deadline: 4pm 8 July / Decisions: 4 August

  • For New Music: Pasifika

Deadline: 4pm 5 August / Decisions: 22 September

  • For New Music: Project, Kids, Development

Deadline: 4pm 2 September / Decisions: 30 September

  • For New Music: Single

Deadline: 4pm 7 October / Decisions: 1 December

  • For New Music: Project, Development, Features*

Deadline: 4pm 4 November / Decisions: 3 December

  • For New Music: Single

Deadline: 4pm 11 November / Decisions: 10 December

  • For New Music: Waiata Takitahi

* NZ Music Features include radio programmes and online initiatives specifically promoting new NZ music.