Breaches of agreements

We cannot consider an application if you, your organisation, or key members of your project team are in breach of the conditions of a current funding agreement, which includes missing the deadline for reporting on a previous grant or other funding contracts.

If you receive funding, be sure to read all the terms and conditions in your funding agreement and note your reporting deadlines so you don't breach the agreement. If we consider the terms and conditions of funding to be seriously breached, we reserve the right to terminate the grant and seek repayment.

The following penalties apply to default clients:

  • payments for current or pending grants will not be made until a satisfactory report is received
  • you will not be eligible to apply for funding for a minimum of 6 months after receipt of the project completion report
  • your default history will remain permanently on file
  • Creative New Zealand may forward your contact details to a debt collection agency to seek the repayment of the grant and additional collection charges to the grant recipient will be applied