Upcoming funding rounds

Development round

NZ On Air's first funding round for 2023 is now open for applications.

This round is open to Content Development and Industry Development applications. However, funding for both streams is limited and applications will have to reach a high bar to be successful.

Read the full January - April 2023 Content Development and Industry Development Fund round information here.

Please note: general Scripted and Factual production applications are not being accepted for this round.

NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho co-fund

The NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho co-fund will open on 27 January 2023.

Te Māngai Pāho and NZ On Air are seeking proposals for the creation of either Receptive (20-70%) and / or Fluent (70-100%) Te reo Māori content for general audiences, distributed via established platforms, or platforms that have an established audience relevant to the idea.

Whether your idea is Receptive or Fluent, we are looking for ideas that strongly convey a Māori world view – content that highlights the beauty of te ao Māori and te reo Māori on screen.

Read the full NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho round information here.

Children's round

NZ On Air's Children's Content Development and Production funding round will open 3 March 2023.

The focus for this Children's content round will be Scripted production funding, and we will prioritise funding projects that have received development support in the most recent children’s content round.

Funding for children’s Factual projects that meet the proposed scale outlined in the round information will only be considered with the prior approval of Head of Funding, Amie Mills, amie@nzonair.govt.nz

Read the full March - June 2023 Children's Content Development and Production Funding round information here.

NZ On Air funding portal upgrade

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 communications@nzonair.govt.nz.

Funding payments

A reminder that our Corporate Services team need to receive your invoices and paperwork by 5:00 pm on a Monday if your payment is to be processed that week.