Round 7 of the Public Interest Journalism Fund is now open

The final general round of the Public Interest Journalism Fund (PIJF) is now open. With only circa $3m available, applications will be limited to Roles previously funded by the PIJF and Industry Development projects (new or existing). This means applications for Projects or new Roles NOT be accepted into this final round.

You can find the full details of the Round 7 Criteria online and, as always, we urge applicants to also read the General Guidelines.

Round 7 applications need to be in no later than 4:00 pm Thursday 9 February and all funding decisions will be made public Monday 17 April.

The Journalism team will be happy to help if you have any questions, so please contact them to discuss your application. Email

NZ On Air funding portal upgrade

A reminder that we have recently upgraded our funding portal, which means that when you next log in you'll notice a few changes.

To help you get familiar with these changes we've created an NZ On Air funding portal tour guide.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues with your account, please email us at