Investment clients' eligibility for contestable funding

Some contestable funding programmes are open to organisations already funded through the Toi Tōtara Haemata and Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes but only if it’s a new project, or new project phase beyond the organisations agreed Programme and Budget.

It must also offer additional delivery to our Investment Strategy Te Ara Whakamua 2018-2023

Your agreed Programme and Budget is the list of activities submitted on November 20th each year and approved by Creative New Zealand in December each year. This list of activities is the record of what Creative New Zealand has agreed to fund in a calendar year as per Schedule 1, Clause 6 of your Tōtara or Kahikatea Funding Agreement.

As an organisation it’s your responsibility to clearly demonstrate that the application meets CNZ’s definition of a new project or project phase below. 

CNZ defines a new project or new project phase as:

  • A new project that is not included in your agreed Programme and Budget
  • A new phase of a project that is included in your agreed Programme and Budget but has separate additional project outcomes and a discrete beginning and end that is separate from the funded project

Your application won’t be eligible if:

  • it supplements or is a ‘top-up’ for a project or activity approved as part of your Programme and Budget  
  • it’s a new phase of a project or activity approved as part of your agreed Programme and Budget that does not have separate additional project outcomes
Does the new activity or project phase require an external contractor or more hours for an existing staff member to support it’s delivery? If so, you can seek support towards this cost. But you must clearly identify this as a project cost in the activity budget.