September 27, 2021
Fund open for Waitangi Day events
Up to half a million dollars is available to fund local events for Waitangi Day 2022.
Ministry for Culture and Heritage deputy chief executive Tamsin Evans says Covid uncertainty means it’s an exceptionally difficult time for event organisers, and many traditional sources of funding for local Waitangi Day events may not be available.
She says Manatū Taonga hopes to bring as much certainty as possible to community groups.
This year the Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supported events held in marae, parks, museums and community centres and included kai festivals, marae open days, scavenger hunts and re-enactments, wānanga, workshops, and public performances.
Projects run in partnership between local authorities, community groups and tangata whenua are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications close on October 22.